April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Pinwheels for Prevention
Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign held every April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. The main focus is to spread awareness throughout communities across the nation, helping ensure each child has the opportunity to live out a safe, stable, and nurturing childhood. The pinwheel is a symbol for the carefree childhood that every kid deserves.
For more information, visit Prevent Child Abuse America's National PCA Pinwheels Website.
2016 Pinwheels for Prevention Events
This year's "Pinwheels for Prevention" activities were a statewide success! Overall, 11 COUNTIES have reported their participation in about 35 Pinwheels for Prevention events by either planting pinwheels in parks or courthouse lawns, or by displaying pinwheels in support of child abuse prevention while involving school teachers, children and parents in the festivities.
See some great examples of Pinwheel for Prevention events in Nevada from this past year below
along with the 2016 Preliminary Summary Report!
April 8, 2016 Carson City, NV - Pinwheel Planting at the Nevada Legislature
Prevent Child Abuse Nevada and Advocates to End Domestic Violence planted pinwheels in the legislative lawn to symbolize every child's right to a safe, healthy, and happy life, and to impress upon the community that child abuse and neglect are serious problems. A press conference was held with speakers Dr. Amanda Haboush-Deloye, Executive Director of PCANV; Miss Lake Tahoe and president of Court Appointed Special Advocates, Briana Neben (pictured right); and a representative from First Lady, Kathleen Sandoval's Office who presented a certificate of recognition for all the hard work done by organizations to prevent child abuse in Nevada.
April 29, 2016 Las Vegas, NV- Pinwheels for Prevention 51's Game Night
For the very first time, Prevent Child Abuse Nevada partnered with the Las Vegas 51's Baseball Team to host a Pinwheels for Prevention Game Night on April 29th celebrating happy childhoods with the over 11,000 people in attendance. There was an announcement at the beginning of the game highlighting PCANV's efforts and we were able to fill the stands with over 1,500 pinwheels with the help of UNLV's HeyReb! There was also a group of children allowed to run the bases to represent every child's right to be safe, happy, and healthy here in Nevada!
Month of April Hawthorne, NV - Consolidated Agencies of Human Services
Consolidated Agencies of Human Services(CAHS) planted pinwheels at Hawthorne Elementary School with all of the students and teachers on April 7th . On April 8th, CAHS planted pinwheels at the Mineral County Junior High/High School with some the students and teachers. Numerous businesses, organizations, and community members displayed pinwheels and blue lights, that CAHS provided for them, beginning April 1st and throughout the month of April. We planted about 720 pinwheels throughout Hawthorne. CAHS had our annual Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness event on April 9th ,at Veterans Memorial Park in Hawthorne. This event was free to the public and included multiple agencies and organizations that are pertinent to keeping children safe and protecting the community. We all joined together during the event to release blue balloons with pinwheels on them in honor of all the children and families that have been affected by abuse.
Month of April Sun Valley - Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center participated in several events during April's Child Abuse Prevention Month. Staff gave pinwheels and coloring sheets to children playing in the park located near their office. Pinwheels Bouquets were distributed to our Administrative office as well as the North Valleys FRC, Central Reno FRC, Northeast FRC and Sparks FRC. An informational handout was provided with the bouquets and pinwheels were provided to the children of the Family Resource centers. The Family Resource Center also collaborated with the Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club and the afterschool program for a Pinwheel Extravaganza! We helped dozens of children make and decorate a pinwheel craft project, color pinwheel sheets and plant many pinwheels on the lawn in front of the school.
Preliminary 2016 Statewide Pinwheels for Prevention Statewide Report 2016 Summary Report
National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign
Everyone can spread awareness! Plant your own pinwheel garden, make your own pinwheels, color pinwheels with children, display pinwheels at work, attend local events, and spread the word about child abuse prevention. Contact us for more information on how to get involved.