April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheels Spinning During Child Abuse Prevention Month 2017

Valdosta, GA –Valdosta City Hall lawn will be covered with spinning, blue pinwheels during the month of April in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Each of the pinwheels will represent a report of child abuse in Lowndes County in 2016.

In conjunction with Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Lowndes County, the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and the Flower Gallery, the Blue Ribbon and Pinwheel Campaign’s official kick-off will take place Friday, March 31 with the placement of blue pinwheels and hanging blue bows on light posts in downtown Valdosta.

The pinwheels represent PCA Lowndes County’s efforts to change the way our community thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize healthy child development.  It is part of the national Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign that has seen more than 2.3 million pinwheels – the new national symbol for child abuse prevention – distributed since April 2008.  This campaign first started here in Lowndes County.

PCA Lowndes County is a local chapter of PCA America.  PCA America was founded in 1972 and works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide while recognizing that child development is a building block for community development and economic development.

For more information, please visit www.pinwheelsforprevention.orgwww.caclowndes.org and www.preventchildabuse.org.