Why Pinwheels for Prevention?

For two decades, market research consistently has shown that the public views child abuse and neglect as a serious problem. As a national organization whose mission is "to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children, our emphasis is to now transform that awareness into action." We now have that opportunity through the pinwheel, which reminds us of childlike notions and stands for the chance at the healthy, happy and full lives all children deserve.

Pinwheels for Prevention began as a grassroots campaign in Georgia, Florida and Ohio. Their success and our desire to create a national symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention led us to take this effort nationwide in 2008.

In 2015, Prevent Child Abuse Delaware, along with state chapters throughout the country, adopted a new logo – the pinwheel. A pinwheel represents the whimsical notion of childhood, and reminds us that every child deserves the chance at having a healthy and happy childhood.  

Keep an eye out for pinwheels throughout Delaware! They are available to you to share with your school or organization. Help us spread the message about the power of prevention through the visual recognition of pinwheels throughout the community. Contact Tricia Ewing,, for more information.

Remember…a pinwheel also needs wind to move forward, and with our actions and our intention, we can be that wind.