Prevent Child Abuse America has proudly unveiled its new campaign, Pinwheels for Prevention, introducing the pinwheel as a symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention nationwide.

The pinwheel represents PCA America’s efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur. It represents our efforts to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide, while recognizing that child development is a building block for community development and economic development.

The campaign is taking root as more than 400,000 blue and silver pinwheels were displayed in communities across the U.S. in 2008. Shining in the sun, the pinwheel is reflective of the bright future all children deserve and our belief that getting it right early is less costly than trying to fix it later.

The pinwheel represents PCA America’s efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.

A few ways in which you can show your support are:

– Wear a blue ribbon or blue wristband and tell people that it stands for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

– Call or write your elected officials and ask them to support funding for parent support and child abuse prevention programs. Enclose copies of articles on child abuse and neglect from your local newspaper. Our web site has information on how to reach your elected representatives.

– Contact your school district, library or faith group about support programs for parents and how you can help. If none exist, encourage them to sponsor classes and develop resources for parents.

Here is a link to some Pinwheels for Prevention Activities >>

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