Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon and Prevent Child Abuse Oregon “Pinwheels for Prevention” campaign
Repost | Originally Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 6:00 am
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Across the state, bright blue pinwheels will be displayed at city halls, high schools, businesses and community centers to recognize Child Abuse Prevention month.
Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon and Prevent Child Abuse Oregon have distributed thousands of pinwheels statewide as the centerpiece of the “Pinwheels for Prevention” campaign. The pinwheel represents efforts to protect children and strengthen families by focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention.
With support from Chinook Winds Casino Resort, an enterprise of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, and the Lincoln City Cultural Center, a garden of 1,008 pinwheels will be displayed on the front lawn of the Lincoln City Cultural Center through Saturday, April 26 as part of Lincoln City Community Days.
- Heather Hatton, Chinook Winds Casino Resort Public Relations Manager
- “Raising awareness and helping with the prevention of child abuse is the responsibility of a whole community.”
“We are honored to partner with Chinook Winds Casino Resort and the Lincoln City Cultural Center as we raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention month and engage families and local organizations to create stronger and healthier communities,” said Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon Executive Director Susan Lindauer said.
Pinwheels for Prevention represents Prevent Child Abuse Oregon’s effort to highlight the fact that all community members play a role in protecting and nurturing children, whether they are neighbors, youth, teachers, police officers, librarians, mentors, coaches or family members.
A garden of 1,500 pinwheels in front of the Lincoln City Cultural Center marks Child Abuse Prevention Month and is part of the annual Community Days celebration.
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“Raising awareness and helping with the prevention of child abuse is the responsibility of a whole community and we are proud to be involved again this year in bringing this project to Lincoln City,” Chinook Winds Casino Resort Public Relations Manager Heather Hatton said.
Pinwheels for Prevention, a national campaign of Prevent Child Abuse America, uses the pinwheel as a symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention nationwide. Prevent Child Abuse Oregon and the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign encourage everyone to join this grassroots movement which focuses on healthy child development, creating stable, stimulating and loving environments for all children, and preventing child abuse and neglect.
Children’s advocacy groups say children who experience abuse and neglect are at greater risk for underperforming in school, juvenile delinquency, drug addiction, chronic health problems, mental health challenges and an overall drop in productivity. Prevention strategies like home visitations, parent education classes and support groups play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and strengthening families.