Child Abuse Prevention Month

Have you noticed blue pinwheels spinning in the wind in your community?

The planting of these pinwheels marks the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month and serves as a reminder of the importance of working together as families and communities to prevent child abuse and neglect. The pinwheels are part of the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, held during Child Abuse Prevention Month, and is coordinated in Florida by Prevent Child Abuse Florida, the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Florida Department of Children and Families.

You can show your support by displaying pinwheels in your community. This simple gesture can help bring attention to the issue of child abuse and demonstrate your support for children and families in your area.

If you suspect or know of a child being abused or neglected, report it to the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).