Pedestrians and motorists passing by the McCoart Government Complex may notice the addition of blue pinwheels.
Community members can show their support for child abuse prevention by attending “Pinwheels for Prevention” on Tuesday.
They will be placing blue pinwheels in the Woodbridge space at 1 p.m., according to a release from Prince William County.
“The idea of planting a pinwheel garden is having that external effort into creating something beautiful, and everyone can do that,” Family Services Worker Alice Harris said in a release. “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.”
Pinwheels, according to Harris, symbolize youth and the need for children to have solid relationships.
Child abuse can be prevented if caretakers are informed about how they are impacted by stress associated with parenting.
Program participants are encouraged to wear blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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