In April of 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the national child abuse prevention symbol through the Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign.
What research showed, and what experiences since then have borne out, is that people respond to the pinwheel(3.5 million pinwheels distributed nationwide since that time, campaign activity in every ;state). By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions. In essence,it has come to serve as the physical embodiment, or reminder, of the happy, healthy and care-free childhoods all children deserve.
Healthy Families Clinton is already involved with Pinwheels for Prevention has a nice, big display at BHSN’s Center for Wellbeing during the month of April (opposite the Clinton County Fairgrounds). We encourage you to pick up one pinwheel and plant it in your own gardens to show your support for children’s healthy, happy and safe futures. Let’s grow gardens of pinwheels throughout Clinton County this month!
You may find out more about our Healthy Families Clinton/Early Advantages Program by clicking here.