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Symbol of prevention

Symbol of prevention Symbol of prevention

Staff from the Harrison County Dept. of Child Services and Harrison County CASA, along with volunteers, place pinwheels Friday afternoon at the Harrison County Court House as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention in 2008, as the pinwheel connotes playfulness, joy and childhood, and its cyclical nature calls to mind the positive cycles of love and support. It also represents Prevent Child Abuse America’s efforts to change the way the nation thinks about prevention by focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention to make sure child abuse and neglect don’t occur. More than a million pinwheels have been displayed since April 2008. Photo by Jo Ann Spieth-Saylor