Pinwheels for Prevention™” is a national and local public awareness campaign that puts a new spin on prevention. The campaign uses community activities and public policies to prioritize prevention right from the start, making sure child abuse and neglect never occur.
The pinwheel represents hope, health and happiness.
This uplifting symbol of childhood represents efforts to ensure the healthy development of children, while recognizing that child development is a building block for community and economic development.
When children don’t have equal opportunities for growth and development, we put the future of our society at risk. A focus on innovative programming that lays the foundation for children’s safety, growth and development reduces the possibility of more serious problems occurring later.
When we invest in healthy child development, we are investing in community and economic development.
That is why Missouri KidsFirst and Prevent Child Abuse America invite you to join the
“Pinwheels for Prevention™” campaign in Missouri. The Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign provides a unique opportunity for all of us, individuals and organizations alike, to take action by learning more about prevention, supporting child and family friendly policies and services, and volunteering at the local, state, and national levels.
More information about how you can get involved, order pinwheels and learn about this movement can be found throughout this toolkit. We encourage you to take action and join us now!
2013 Pinwheels for Prevention Toolkit
Pinwheels for Prevention Poster
For further information or ideas on how to bring Pinwheels for Prevention to your community, contact:
Marissa Gunther, Prevention Coordinator