Pinwheels for Prevention
Displaying pinwheels is important in raising awareness, because the number of pinwheels can be used to raise awareness of the large number of children who are suffering from abuse and neglect.
This video, courtesy of WYTV, Andrea Mistovich, coordinator for the Child Advocacy Center at the Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus, discusses the Pinwheels for Prevention Project.
“it’s child-friendly toy and you’ll notice it only takes a little bit of wind to make it move, just like it takes just one person to make a difference in a child’s life”
Why should you care about preventing child abuse?
from Prevent Child Abuse America
Around the country more and more pinwheels are being put on display. On Tuesday, the Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center of Catawba County placed 1,500 pinwheels at Kiwanis Park. Prevent Child Abuse Utah in aiming to distribute 75,000 pinwheels this year, and handed out 50,000 last year.
The East lawn of the Historic Franklin County Courthouse in Union, Missouri
Have you got your pinwheel yet? Is it visible?
What is happening in your area, and how you can join in?
A great blog on Pinwheels is here Pinwheels to Prevent Child Abuse. (Discussing Dissociation)
- Pinwheels for Prevention Storefront
- The Big Pinwheel Garden in Times Square – Changing the way we think about prevention
- 2,860 pinwheels signify child abuse and neglect cases Mansfield News Journal
- Paper and Parchment – Preventing Abuse is Everyone’s Job
- Pinwheels for Prevention Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii
- Making Star-shaped 4th of July Pinwheels
- How to make a pinwheel