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Pinwheels for Prevention Raises Child Abuse Awareness

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 14:17:12-04

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL)--If you were riding down West Gaines or Bronough Street for that matter you probably saw these blue pinwheels turning. 

That probably also got the wheels in your minds turning as to what they're for. 

The Florida Department of Education planted this pinwheel garden to raise awareness for child abuse. According to the National Department of Child Welfare nearly three million children fall victim to abuse each year. 

It's something we too have even seen here locally. 

Just last year, right around this time; Two Tallahassee School employees were charged for failure to report child abuse. 

That's why state officials are reminding citizens that if they "see something, do something" and that way every child has a safe and loving climate both at home and in the school systems. 

"I've had the opportunity to spend time with many children across our state. I believe every child deserves to have a warm, safe, and loving environment in which to grow and to learn", Ann Scott, First Lady of Florida

There's several ways to report abuse. 

The Florida Department of Children and Families has set up an anonymous hotline at  1-800-962-2873.

You can also report abuse online at my FLfamilies.com