Wetzel County Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month
Across the country, April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. State and local agencies and concerned citizens all work toward the common purpose of preventing child abuse and deliver a powerful, collective message about the importance of protecting children, supporting families, and strengthening communities.
You will notice right here in Wetzel County the blue and silver pinwheels. In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention. What their research showed is that people respond to the pinwheel. By its very nature, the pinwheel signifies whimsy and childlike notions. In essence, it has come to serve as the physical reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children. WV Partners in Prevention and the Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center has placed several pinwheels at various schools, businesses, and agencies to promote awareness for prevention of child abuse.
When you see them, smile and know that we all can work together to insure the children of West Virginia are safe.
We all have a role to play in ensuring every child in our community has an equal opportunity for healthy growth and development. You can be a part of the solution by learning about the needs of children and families in our community, speaking out on behalf of children’s issues, advocating for proven prevention, donating to charities that work to prevent child abuse, and supporting family or friends who are under stress. Together we can build a bright and prosperous future for our community – one child at a time.
Report abuse in WV by calling 1-800-352-6513.