As we recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, we invite you to become a part of the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, a national movement to change the way we approach prevention in our community.

The pinwheels planted in our community during April symbolize the happy, healthy childhoods all children deserve. They also remind us of our ongoing responsibility to ensure every child has an equal opportunity for healthy growth and development. Whether our children will achieve their full potential as healthy, productive members of our community depends largely on each of us. Learn about the needs of children and families in our community, get involved in their lives and speak up on their behalf. Together we can build a bright and prosperous future — one child at a time.

You can learn about healthy child development and how you can help prevent child abuse and neglect in our community by visiting the statewide Pinwheels for Prevention page at or our local information page at

— submitted by Kathleen Graydon, Heartland for Children