On Monday, May 6, more than two dozen 3- and 4-year old students at the Samaritan-Rensselaer Children’s Center in Troy planted pinwheels outside their school as a way to help raise awareness about child abuse.
The event, sponsored by Healthy Families of Rensselaer County, is part of the nationwide movement, “Pinwheels for Prevention.” Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) launched the grassroots campaign in 2008 to raise awareness so more people will learn to detect child abuse, report abuse, and help eliminate it in the community.
Every time someone plants a pinwheel, it symbolizes their commitment to ensuring that every child has a healthy, safe, and nurturing home, and an involved, supportive and caring community.
Click here to see a photo gallery of the event.
Healthy Families of Rensselaer County, a service of St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP), has been helping families since 1994. It offers parents free in-home support, from planning for the arrival of their baby to infant care, to the years and experiences that follow. A program of Healthy Families New York, it is funded by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.
Samaritan-Rensselaer Children’s Center is a licensed early childhood program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, offered by SPHP.