Pinwheels prompt public awareness about child abuse prevention

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In response to child abuse cases plaguing our nation, officials are working to spread the word about child abuse prevention.

They’re doing so by placing blue pinwheels in lawns across the Northern Panhandle because April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Monday also kicks off the annual Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign.

The blue pinwheel has become a national symbol for child abuse prevention, which is why you see them every April. 

The hope is that this simple image reminds everyone that all children deserve a happy, safe childhood. 

CASA for Children Executive Director Susan Harrison said 7,000 children are currently in foster care, in West Virginia, because of abuse and neglect, so the need for prevention is greater than ever.

Pinwheels can be seen at schools and on courthouse grounds across the Ohio Valley throughout the month of April.

Help spread awareness of the realities of child abuse by displaying a pinwheel in your workplace or community. 

You can also wear blue as part of Wear Blue Day on April 12th.

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