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LACASA’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council will host its annual “Pinwheels for Prevention” ceremony on the first day of April to launch National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Livingston County.
Help Us Plant a Pinwheel Garden!
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Front Lawn of Howell Carnegie Library, 314 W. Grand River Ave., Howell
Bill Vailliencourt, Livingston County Prosecutor
Holly Ward-Lamb, Carnegie Library Youth Services Director
Bobette Schrandt, LACASA President & CEO
Voices of Voyager Choir, Voyager Elementary School in Howell
The pinwheel was selected seven years ago by Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA) to serve as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention. It is a happy, carefree symbol that reminds us all children deserve a great childhood
Like LACASA’s CAP Council, designated local councils of the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund, a state partner of PCA, will plant gardens across Michigan on the same day. Other pinwheel initiatives will take place all across the country during April.
In Livingston County, community pinwheel gardens will sprout up at 60 different locations throughout the month. Partners hosting gardens will include public schools in each of the county’s five school districts and the Livingston Educational Service Agency, local businesses, chambers of commerce, and health and human service agencies.
The pinwheels at the library and other locations will remain in place throughout April as a month-long reminder about the importance of preventing abuse and neglect before they occur so children can grow up safe, healthy and whole.
5 Tips for Supporting Families
LACASA’s CAP Council encourages local residents to get involved in efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of Livingston County children. The following tips from PCA’s “Pinwheels for Prevention” campaign are easy for everyone to implement: