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Posted on: March 29, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Planting Pinwheels for Prevention

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC— Every year since 1983, the United States has set aside the month of April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”  The purpose is to recognize the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child neglect and abuse, physical and emotional.

In 2008, the pinwheel was introduced as the national symbol for childhood abuse prevention:  

"Throughout April, celebrate the lives you touch and those who have touched yours by honoring them with a pinwheel – the national symbol for the great childhoods all children deserve because our children are our future… 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 great childhoods we want for all children.” - Pinwheels for Prevention®


The Onslow County Department of Social Services is dedicated to providing safe, nurturing environments for children.  Please join PEERS Family Development Center as a Pinwheel Garden is planted in recognition of “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”  
The event will take place Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10 a.m. at PEERS Family Development Center located at 151 Chaney Avenue in Jacksonville.


For additional information, please contact PEERS at (910) 333-9725.


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