Pinwheel display honors victims of child abuse

Katrina Soto
April 5, 2017

April is Child Abuse Prevention month and serves as a reminder that there are things we all can do to protect and enrich the lives of our children. Their results identify six protective factors and ways to help build healthy children and strong families in our communities. Prevent Child Abuse Indiana's website,, offers straightforward lists of both physical and behavioral indicators of each category of maltreatment.

The agency implores all community members to report suspected child abuse, however, and hosted its annual child abuse prevention breakfast Monday.

This disturbing increase has been matched in Missoula, where the number of child abuse and neglect cases filed with the county attorney's office has rocketed from an average of 51 cases each year as recently as 2011, to 173 in 2015 and 191 last year.

The Salem Police Department unveiled a cruiser wrapped in bright blue in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

"You can purchase a pinwheel for a suggested ten dollar donation", McCormick said. They might punish behavior that is natural for a child.

"Be an advocate for a child, because believe me - believe me - you will make a difference", he said. The plastic pinwheels for sale can be purchased at Hatch Pediatrics, Bozeman Health Pediatrics, Bozeman Dentristy, Allegra Marketing Print Mail and the Children's Museum of Bozeman.

Prevent Child Abuse Florid is determined to help families navigate through tough times, regardless of every day stresses.

Almost 700,000 children are abused in our nation every year. Recognize that most often abuse doesn't appear as "stranger danger" but rather is at the hands of someone the child knows, such as a parent, relative, neighbor or friend of the family.

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This is awful for each child, each family, and for our community; every child matters.

People are invited to come out and blow whistles, horns and sirens, or ring bells to kick off Child Prevention Month.

She is with the Hawkins County Foster Parent Group.

Know what child abuse is, and what the signs are. "Every child", Newman said.

"So if we deal with childhood in a positive way, the problems we deal with as adults are going to be less".

He added: “Our children are our future society and we have a duty to educate and to prepare them for that future free of the generational burdens that abuse can produce.”. "It really is so close to us in our community", she says.

"It's a journey, and it takes courage, but there are people willing to work with them to give them space to be okay", she said. You can make a report to the hotline without giving your name if that is a concern.

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