Each April we celebrate National Child Abuse Prevention Month as a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. The Blue Pinwheels is the symbol for this important work as it symbolizes the whimsical childhood we believe all kids should have!
This year, thousands of pinwheels have been planted around Indiana that represents the 84,000 children born in our State. Imagine the “human capital” that 84,000 Hoosiers who are nurtured in a family… healthy, well educated, and self sufficient … can have in just a few years on our neighborhoods, our schools, our communities, our businesses, our government, and our State! That is the essence of both the challenges and the opportunities which lay before us. By cherishing children and affirming families we can let each child know how valuable they are.
Indianapolis Pinwheel Garden
Decatur County Pinwheel Garden
Knox County Pinwheel Garden
These pinwheels celebrate the hope which these 84,000 new infants stand for, and they also create a legacy which honors the children who tragically lost their lives to child abuse and neglect. So during April, and throughout the year, we encourage communities to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies. We hope that every Indiana citizen will become engaged in the lives of our Hoosier children, and cherish each child as if he or she were their own!
Jefferson County Pinwheel Garden
Tipton County Pinwheel Garden