There will be more events throughout the Wichita falls area aimed at educating the public about child abuse prevention throughout the month.
Attendees are encouraged to wear blue in support of child abuse prevention. A special display of the spinning toys in Casper is meant to serve as a powerful reminder of young ones whose childhood was stolen from them by abuse.
It's good to know they are making the Bayou City Safe for children.
Roberts said, "If a child has unexplained injuries - especially if it's something that's reoccurring or something that you're seeing a pattern of". The future prosperity and success of our children depends on the entire community working together to make families stronger, and creating spaces where children can thrive.
Woodberry, who also serves as the CIS site coordinator at East Ward, said the event is an extension of the National Child Abuse Prevention Month activities.
The pinwheels were donated by Sondra's Song, an organization in Lubbock that helps foster children who are aging out of foster care, said Leal.
The sheriff's department was assisted by the Department of Social Services. If you are concerned about possible sexual abuse, ask questions.
Three-quarters (74.8 percent) of victims were neglected, 18.2 percent were physically abused and 8.5 percent were sexually abused.
"I wish we didn't have to exist", Johnson said. Unfortunately, child abuse is a problem in every county and community across Tennessee. The CAC works hand in hand with law enforcement, child protective services, the courts, mental health professionals and the medical community as they investigate, treat and prosecute child abuse cases.
The Pinwheel is the symbol for Prevent Child Abuse America.
If your business or organization is interested in hosting a pinwheel garden during April, just call Sara McBroom at 318-398-0945.
It may sound cliche', but if you see something, say something.