Libraries Strengthen Families

Libraries can help build strong families in their communities.

Learn more here.

Strengthening Families Storytimes

Find storytime plans below.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheels orders are closed for this year.

Our partnership with the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund provides resources to libraries.

Find out more here.


Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic, and the recent stay-at-home order, ICfL will not be able to ship the pinwheels your library has requested for Child Abuse Prevention Month.  We plan to continue our services in the future, but for now we are on hold.

Libraries have a unique role to play in strengthening families in their communities. By providing access to resources and information, libraries can help families build protective factors that mitigate the effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACE’s. Strong families leads to better outcomes for children, and reduced instances of child abuse and neglect. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and is a time when libraries can highlight resources for their communities that help prevent child abuse and display pinwheels to raise awareness about prevention.

Learn more about how your library can help prevent child abuse by clicking the links at the top of this page. You will also find sample storytimes that focus on helping families build protective factors, a link to order pinwheels from ICfL, and additional resources to help strengthen families.


Idaho Children’s Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho: provides funding, training and technical assistance to community-based programs working to strengthen families in order to prevent child abuse and neglect in Idaho.

Center for the Study of Social Policy: trengthening families initiative works to increase positive outcomes for children and families.

Jennifer Redford

Youth Services Consultant
Email / 208-639-4147
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