Decatur Co. Sheriff’s Office supports Pinwheels for Prevention

Published 4:36 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Healthy childhood development means a successful and engaged community. It means children who don’t have to be familiar with the devastating aspects of life like abuse and neglect — the things that potentially prevent them from developing into happy adults worthy of thriving.  April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. 

The Oak House Children’s Advocacy Center is doing their part in spreading awareness.  Pin Wheels can be seen all across Bainbridge through the month of April showing support of Child Abuse Awareness.  The pinwheel was introduced as the national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. The pinwheel serves as the national symbol of great childhoods.

During April, Prevent Child Abuse America will plant pinwheel gardens to honor children of communities nationwide.

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I would like to add that the fight against child abuse is a team effort. 

The Oak House together with Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Bainbridge Public Safety and Department of Family & Children Services are working together to our part in this battle.

In 2019, the Oak House served a total of 106 child victims of child abuse.  It takes each of these agencies working together as a team in order to serve the children of our community. I am thankful for the team effort put forth by each one.