DCF launches new child abuse prevention campaign

Pinwheels for Prevention
Posted at 5:36 AM, Apr 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-04 03:43:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida child welfare officials are planting a pinwheel garden with Tallahassee elementary school children to speak out about child abuse.

First Lady Ann Scott, Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins and his wife, Florida's Advocate for Foster Care and Adoption Tanya Wilkins, will be among those attending Friday's event at the governor's mansion along with 20 children from Bethel Christian Academy.

DCF is launching the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign as part of a national movement to change the way people think about child abuse prevention by focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize healthy child development from the start so abuse and neglect never begins.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.