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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!

The pinwheel serves as the national symbol for child abuse prevention. A pinwheel represents the whimsical notion of childhood, and reminds us that every child deserves the chance at having a healthy and happy childhood, free of abuse and neglect. 

This April, during Child Abuse Prevention Month, PCAD is calling on all schools and organizations in Delaware to plant pinwheel gardens in honor of all children in their communities. Your pinwheel garden can be planted any time during the month, it can be large or small…it will be your creative masterpiece! 

Help us spread the message about the power of prevention through this visual recognition of pinwheels in the community. Please contact Lynn Haggerty Wong, Director of Advancement via email at or phone at 302.425.7490 for more information about how to get pinwheels for your April garden! 

A pinwheel needs wind to move. With our actions to prevent child abuse, we can be that wind. 

Later Event: April 17
Wear Blue Day