UMC held the annual Pinwheel Ceremony in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. In Lubbock County, an average of 3 children per day become confirmed victims of abuse and neglect. On April 1, UMC Children’s Hospital hosted “Pinwheels for Prevention” to raise awareness for child abuse and neglect.
At the ceremony, about 150 participants placed pinwheels on the hospital grounds that will be visible to patients, staff, and visitors throughout the month of April.
In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention. Internationally, the Blue Ribbon is recognized as the sign for Child Abuse Awareness.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.
Thank you for those who attended the ceremony, and together let’s share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities through the GO BLUE LUBBOCK campaign!