Pinwheel garden in local park to raise awareness about child abuse prevention

Hannah Rogers
April 4, 2018

Chief Standridge revealed the Abilene Police Department conducted 36 child abuse interviews over the past 30 days involving 1 attempted abduction, 3 witnesses to violent crime, 10 physical abuse cases, and 22 sexual abuse cases. Ask how staff and volunteers are screened and supervised.

"Part of this operation was focused on establishing whether any of those arrested had moved from online offences to contact offending, and if there were any children now at risk or who could be identified as victims of a sexual assault".

- Monitor children's use of technology, including cell phones, social networking sites and messaging. If you feel uneasy about leaving your child with someone, don't do it.

Child abuse is a public health crisis.

Pinwheels, what might be seen as a attractive sight when the wind is blowing and they get going, is so much more to those who advocate for child abuse prevention.

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We want to share some information about the Children's Advocacy Center of McKean County.

Each pinwheel represented a child who has been abused and served by Child Haven and/or the Solano Courage Center in 2017.

"We will give our policy demands to the parliament, government and the president's office on Monday", said Odontuya Tsolmon, one of the protest organizers. Sadly, those services are needed in our community nearly every day, and we are fortunate to have an agency such as CAC. "We are privileged to work with our colleagues at the Family Justice Center and support families dealing with the complexities of abuse by providing help, hope, and healing". They are a symbol of child abuse prevention and a visible reminder of the happy and healthy childhood that all children deserve.

Falsely accusing someone is bad, but allowing a child to go even one more day in an abusive situation is far worse.

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