April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and the Children’s Safety Center of Washington County & the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County is teaming up to enhance the message on this initiative.
Residents can join the fight against child abuse with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County by participating in Pinwheels for Prevention. This event is held annually, all across the nation during the month of April, which is Child Abuse Prevention month. This nationally recognized event acknowledges the importance of communities working together to prevent child physical and sexual abuse.
Banners and pinwheels are placed outside of businesses and homes all across America during the month of April to raise awareness of the abuse that is happening and the advocacy centers that are here to help. Pinwheels are placed alongside the banners to remind us of the nostalgic childhoods that most of us had. And to also remind us of the childhoods that many do not wish to remember.
This event will take place on the NWACC campus in Bentonville on Friday, March 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
And the Children’s Safety Center of Washington County will be celebrating 20th anniversary on Wednesday, March 29 at Children’s Safety Center on 614 East Emma, Suite 200 in Springdale. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, along with more information about the Center and lunch. It runs from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Natalie Tibbs with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County and Emily Fisher with the Children’s Safety Center of Washington County stop by Fox 24 to talk more about the importance of getting this message out to the public.