Pinwheels for Prevention Displayed in April for Child Abuse Prevention Month

See the Pinwheels at the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center Open House
April 12, 2016, 9 am – 12 pm

Blue Pinwheels are nationally recognized as the symbol for child abuse prevention. As April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month the Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center have placed blue pinwheels inside and outside of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center. They dance in the breeze proclaiming the right for every child to grow up safe, strong, and free of abuse. A Child Advocacy Center provides a safe and secure setting in which child abuse victims can talk about what has happened to them and receive the services they need. Child Advocacy Centers are both physically and psychologically safe for child abuse victims and their supportive family members.

The Pinwheels will be displayed for the month of April. We hope you can attend the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center Open House on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 9 am – 12 pm. You will see the Pinwheels!

Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center helps streamline child abuse investigations

By Ashley Peskoe | March 26, 2013 | 10:35 AM

Two siblings, an 8-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, started acting out in school. Teachers talked to them to see what was causing their behavior. Then a school counselor, members of the administrative staff and a school nurse each questioned the children to get to the bottom of the situation.

They discovered the girl was sexually abused by an adult and then sexually abused her brother.

Next came the cold, sterile hospital room where a doctor asked the children’s story again before giving them a physical exam. Then there was a trip to the police station where they had to recount their experience yet again.

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