Child Abuse Prevention



We’re bringing awareness that healthy child development is the foundation for strong economic and community development. Anything you do to support kids and parents helps reduce the stress that often leads to abuse and neglect.  The Children’s Task Force is Franklin County’s child abuse prevention council which sponsors educational programs and events to increase public awareness.

Prevent Child Abuse America is proud to unveil its new campaign, Pinwheels for Prevention ™, introducing the pinwheel as a symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention nationwide.  The pinwheel represents PCA America’s efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.

FCCTF Events

  • WICKED WHOOPIES – click here for the ordering form
  • Children’s Festival
  • Father Daughter Dances in Strong and Jay
  • Family Pancake Breakfast
  • Community Baby Shower
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Blue Sunday
  • Children’s Parade
  • Kids Walk for Kids
  • Chester Greenwood Parade Float
  • Pajama Project
  • Rangeley Fall Festival for Families
  • Click for Babies
  • Pinwheels for Prevention


As the designated child abuse and neglect prevention council for Franklin County, the Children’s Task Force provides Mandated Reporter Training,  Protective Factors education, information that focus on prevention, like Period of Purple Crying and Infant Safe Sleep, and other parent enrichment programs that can support parents through this lifelong journey of parenting. Visit our Community Education andParent Education tabs to learn more!