Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, allong with the Kansas Children's Service League's Healthy Families Southeast Kansas and other hospital departments to plant pinwheels to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. The pinwheel represents whimsy and childlike notions and it has come to serve as the physical embodiment, or reminder, of the great childhoods we want for all children.
The great childhoods we want for our children require a loving and supporting environment. Children who are raised in supportive and stable environments are more academically and financially successful, and great childhoods help children grow into productive, contributing adults who help their community, and our country, be prosperous and competitive in the global economy.
We all have a role to play in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. You can be a partner in providing great childhoods for all children, whether by mentoring a child or parent, advocating for family friendly policies, or donating your time or money to child-serving organizations.
Find out about Pinwheels for Prevention here.