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Pinwheels for Prevention

By Diane Gubatayao


April 22, 2013
Monday PM

Perhaps you are curious about the silver and blue pinwheels spinning around at various locations around Ketchikan. Pinwheels, always a favorite toy with children, have become the new national symbol for child abuse prevention. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels reflect the innocence and playfulness of childhood, and yet they represent the fragility and vulnerability of children. Just as you hold a pinwheel in your hands, you hold the protection of children in your hands.

When you see a pinwheel, please remember children themselves are virtually powerless, and they depend on adults for their health and safety. Let us always exercise our power with nurturing and love.

Diane Gubatayao
Director of Development and Community Services
Women In Safe Homes
Ketchikan, Alaska


Received April 22, 2013 - Published April 22, 2013


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