North Santa Rosa

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Lawns at businesses, schools and public offices across Florida will be planted with pinwheel gardens throughout April in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The pinwheel represents Prevent Child Abuse Florida’s efforts to change the way our State approaches the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The campaign focuses on community activities and public policies that prioritize healthy child development right from the start, before abuse and neglect ever begins. The  Pinwheels for Prevention campaign reminds us of our on ‐going responsibility to ensure that every child has the equal opportunity for healthy growth and development. The future prosperity of our society depends on the ability of our children to achieve their full potential, which is why we must make investments in their healthy development our number one priority. Photo is Mayor Kurvin Qualls as he presents members of the Board of Directors of the Santa Rosa Kids’ House with a proclamation at the last city council meeting where he proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Town of Jay.
The Santa Rosa Kids’ House and the local GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs)  have partnered with others in the community to plant nearly 6000 pinwheels in Santa Rosa County. Pinwheels are available at the Santa Rosa Kids’ House, Santa Rosa Sheriff’s office and Santa Rosa Clerk’s office, and many area business where this poster is displayed.  To participate in “The Pinwheel for Prevention Healing Garden Contest,” create a garden with your blue and silver pinwheels and send your photo to .  Please include your name and contact information. For other ways to help or participate in this campaign contact Adair Cotton, Campaign Chair at .
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