Pinwheel garden set up in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month

HERSHEY, Pa. -- April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that everyone can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in the community. Over the last week, new decorations have popped up on the lawn of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

Created by Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children, this pinwheel garden carries an important message, symbolizing the happiness that should be part of every childhood, and reminding everyone that by being aware of child abuse and its warning signs, they can help protect children and promote their health and well-being.

Each of the 173 pinwheels in this year’s garden represents a child who received help and support in 2013 from the Child Protection Team at the Children’s Hospital. 

For additional information on preventing child abuse contact the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children at 717-531-5158 or visit

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Last Updated April 16, 2014