April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheel Display Ideas

Ideal places to plant pinwheel gardens include near your mailbox, in your front yard, at your church or school, or in front of a business or community building. 

 

Place pinwheels in large or small flower pots, inside or outside. Make a bouquet and place pinwheels in a vase. Encourage others in your community to plant a pinwheel garden. Host a community event and invite local families to help you plant your pinwheel garden.

Unless the ground is very soft, it is easiest to “plant” pinwheels by first making a hole in the ground with a large Phillips Head screwdriver. Then insert the stick of the pinwheel and tamp the ground around it. 

 

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month or in honor of a special child or family, please
consider a donation to

Families Forward. 

The root of child abuse and neglect is often related to a lack of role models, limited education and not having reliable support systems. All parents want their children to be successful in school, life and work. Yet, parenting is not instinctive. Parents learn by the way they were parented. Education and a continuum of support is the key to delivering measurable results including the disruption of the cycle of abuse and neglect in Virginia. 

Johanna Schuchert, long-time Executive Director for
Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

The root of child abuse and neglect is often related to a lack of role models, limited education and not having reliable support systems. All parents want their children to be successful in school, life and work. Yet, parenting is not instinctive. Parents learn by the way they were parented. Education and a continuum of support is the key to delivering measurable results including the disruption of the cycle of abuse and neglect in Virginia. 

Johanna Schuchert, long-time Executive Director for
Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

The root of child abuse and neglect is often related to a lack of role models, limited education and not having reliable support systems. All parents want their children to be successful in school, life and work. Yet, parenting is not instinctive. Parents learn by the way they were parented. Education and a continuum of support is the key to delivering measurable results including the disruption of the cycle of abuse and neglect in Virginia. 

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 2018 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month observed annually in April, helps spread the message that everyone can help prevent child abuse by investing in and cultivating great childhoods.  Activities and outreach inspire people to support child abuse prevention and have a positive impact by preventing child abuse and neglect.  

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