April is Child Abuse Awareness month, a time to recognize that we can each play a part in promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of children and families of our community.  After all, child abuse and neglect is 100% preventable. Every year volunteers and advocates plant pinwheel gardens in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The pinwheel gardens are our promise to children that we are all working to make our community a safe and nurturing place for them and families to grow and flourish. Our pinwheel gardens are a great visible reminder to us all.

Children hold the future and its in the best interest as a community we make sure they are safe and well cared for.  They are our future and well worth the investment of your time and attention.  Everyone can do something, Here are a few suggestions as to how you can help create great childhoods happen and get involved in child abuse prevention. Three specific actions  – mentoring children and parents, advocating for family friendly policies in the workplace, and donating time and money – relate to child abuse while giving the public tools and resources they need.

Read more on how to be involved in child abuse prevention: http://www.munciejournal.com/2018/04/april-is-child-abuse-awareness-month/