Each year, April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year is especially important to Prevent Child Abuse Utah, as it marks the organizations 30th year in operation, striving to prevent child abuse, strengthen families and grow healthy communities. Governor Gary Herbert, as well as several city mayors, declared April as a time for everyone to work together in an effort to recognize and prevent child abuse.
As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, PCAU launched the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, and distributed 50,000 free pinwheels throughout Utah. Pinwheels reflect the bright future all children can have if we work together, as a community, to prevent child abuse. Pinwheels represents PCAU’s effort to change the way our state thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize healthy child development and ensure that child abuse and neglect never occur. Look for Pinwheel Gardens sprouting up across Utah.
Through the support of the Division of Child and Family Services, PCAU offered free pinwheels bouquets, pinwheel gardens and pinwheel activity kits to all Utah Family Support Centers, and Children’s Justice Centers, schools, churches, community members and more.
What Can You Do?
Plant a garden - Plant a pinwheel garden or distribute pinwheel bouquets to show your support of the Pinwheels for PREVENTION campaign and message. Call Mike Floor at 801-393-3366 to order your free pinwheels (while supplies last).
Buy a $1 pinwheel - You can donate $1 by buying a Pinwheel Donation Card at one of our many business partners.
We have many partners, including every Family Support Center in Utah, offering pinwheel gardens throughout the state. We would like to thank the following: