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Plant a Pinwheel

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pinwheels represent a healthy, happy childhood free of worry. Blue is the color that denotes National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The two things will come together when people “plant” blue pinwheels at the McCoart Government Center on Tuesday, April 9, at 1 p.m.

Prince William County Family Services Worker, Alice Harris, said the pinwheel is an iconic symbol. “It represents childhood and youth. This is a symbolic representation recognizing the importance of safe and stable relationships for children.”

The public is invited to “Pinwheels for Prevention,” which Harris said is to support child abuse prevention. “The idea of planting a pinwheel garden is having that external effort into creating something beautiful, and everyone can do that. It’s important to start a conversation with the community, not just addressing child abuse, but discussing what can be done on the prevention end.”

Preventing child abuse can mean helping caretakers become mindful of the stress of parenting and how that might affect them, so they can learn how to parent from a place of calm and balance, among other things, Harris said.

People who plan to attend the event at the Sean T. Connaughton Plaza, which is located at the McCoart Government Complex at 1 County Complex Court in Woodbridge, should look for the blue balloons and wear blue in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month.


April 9
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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James J. McCoart Administrative Building
1 County Complex Court
Woodbridge, VA United States
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