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Pinwheel Garden Planted for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness


April 2, 2013

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and community leaders are hoping to raise awareness with a special project.

Children Youth and Family Services (CYFS) teamed up with local law enforcement, the Charlottesville City Council, and Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, to plant a garden of pinwheels

The pinwheel is the national symbol of child abuse prevention, and stands for hope, health and safety.

Planting the garden symbolizes the commitment to end child abuse.

Organizers say, child abuse is a bigger problem than some people realize.

"The kids learn a lot about stranger danger and that kind of stuff at school, but it's a lot more common for kids to know who their abuser is," said Brittany Selkregg, a Treatment Specialist with CYFS. "A lot of times it's a family member or a friend, babysitter or something like that."

Abuse prevention programs will be going on all month in Charlottesville.

Go Here to learn more about Children Youth and Family Services, including a calender of events and support programs.


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