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Pinwheels to bring awareness to-April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 21, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
TOLEDO CHRONICLE - Tama County SKIP (Supporting Kids in Prevention) program is trying to heighten awareness of child abuse prevention by aligning with the National Campaign “Pinwheels for Prevention”.

During the month of April you will see blue and silver pinwheels throughout the county at the Tama County Court House lawn, and at schools and daycares.

These pinwheels remind us that child abuse prevention is everyone’s responsibility. It truly does take a caring community to raise caring and healthy children. According to the 2009 child abuse statistics published recently in the Des Moines Register, Tama County ranked 5th in the state for number of children abused or 3.02% per 100 children.

Other prevention activities that SKIP is sponsoring during the month include: parenting classes, babysitting classes, noontime awareness activities at South Tama County Middle School, Meskwaki Middle/High School, Green Mountain Garwin Middle/High School, and social host awareness campaigns.

For more information about SKIP, please contact Joyce Legg or Linda Rosenberger at Tama County Public Health & Home Care at 641-484-4788

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Joyce Legg RN, and Linda Rosenberger, executive director of Tama County Public Health and Home Care display one of the many pinwheels placed on the lawn of the Tama County Courthouse to promote child abuse prevention through the “Pinwheels for Prevention” program.
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