North Santa Rosa

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

image001Milton, FL – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The Santa Rosa Kids’ House is presenting a special awareness campaign for all of Santa Rosa County. The organization is asking businesses, schools, churches and residents to help spread the awareness of the horrible injustice of abuse and neglect of our most innocent, the children.  Displaying a blue bow on storefronts and mailboxes during the month of April will support the “Santa Rosa County Bows Up Against Child Abuse” project.  Displaying pinwheels at businesses and homes will support the “Pinwheels for Prevention” project.  Individuals can wear a pinwheel lapel pin in support of this awareness effort.  Advance orders for these items can be placed through the Santa Rosa Kids’ House by calling Ruth Hennebery at 850-623-1112.

Elementary schools (grades one-five) and early learning centers are asked to participate in a Pinwheel Contest, using paper pinwheels to make a display at the facility honoring Child Abuse Prevent Abuse Month.  Photo entries sent in by teachers will be judged, and the winning elementary school and early learning center will each receive framed certificates of appreciation, and the children in the participating class will receive treats provided by Santa Rosa Kids’ House.  All school participants will receive a paper certificate of appreciation for their involvement in the contest. A pinwheel pattern and supplies list are available for teachers by providing an email address to  Liz Simmons at 850-939-0680.

Santa Rosa Kid’s House is a Child Advocacy Center that has been serving abused and neglected children in Santa Rosa County since 2008.  As one of over 900 Child Advocacy Centers in the United States, the Santa Rosa Kid’s House mission is to deliver a well-coordinated and multi-disciplined response to child abuse in an environment that puts the needs of children first.  The Kids’ House establishes efficient alliances to lessen the trauma and encourage prevention of abuse for children and their families.

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