Pinwheels have been known as the national symbol for child abuse prevention since 2008. Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the symbol to represent joy and playfulness, and remind everyone of the happy and healthy childhoods that we want for all children. This helps bring awareness to prioritizing prevention and encourages people to talk about these important matters in their community.
Pinwheels can be seen many places in the month of April, because it is child abuse prevention month. Many child advocacy centers, including A Caring Place, use the pinwheel image in their logo. Businesses, schools and CACs may plant “pinwheel gardens” to show their support. This month when you see a pinwheel, keep in mind the children that are impacted by abuse and how we can all help to prevent it.