(Gloucester Township, NJ) – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. To help raise awareness of children’s vulnerability to abuse and also our ability to prevent it, the NJ Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Headquarters at Camden County College created a Pinwheel for Prevention Garden on the Blackwood Campus.
On April 3, children and students helped decorate the base of the flagpole in Veteran’s Circle in front of the Taft Building with pinwheels to spread the message that all children deserve a happy childhood and have the right to be safe, strong and free.
The blue pinwheel symbolizes the happiness of childhood and has been used as the national symbol for child abuse prevention since 2008. Pinwheels signify youthful innocence and serve as the physical embodiment of the circumstances we want for all children.
With a motto “All Children Deserve to be Safe, Strong and Free”, the NJ CAP program seeks to reduce children’s vulnerability to abuse, neglect and bullying by providing comprehensive prevention workshops in local schools for children, parents/guardians and school staff. Since its inception, NJ CAP has trained over 3 million children and adults in its life saving strategies. NJ CAP programs are available to every community in our State and have offices in the 21 counties.