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Posted on Sunday March 31, 2019
Number of pinwheels represent number of children in foster care in Rockingham County.

Contact:  Cathy Murray, Services Program Manager, Rockingham County DSS, 336 342 1394 ext. 7082

 Rockingham County DHHS Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month with Pinwheels for Prevention®

Pinwheels serve as a visual reminder that we all have a connection to prevention 

Wentworth, N.C. (April 1, 2019) Rockingham County Department of Health and Humana Services, Division of Social Services planted Pinwheels for Prevention® at the Rockingham County Governmental Center  on April 1st to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every April, Pinwheels for Prevention® are planted across North Carolina to encourage the public to learn more about the importance of making connections that matter to build healthy brain development which creates better health outcomes for children as they grow up and positive outcomes for us all.

“At Rockingham County Department of Health and Human Services we know that we can make a positive impact on the future by building connections that matter to children, parents and adults,” said Cathy Murray, Services Program Manager at Rockingham County Department of Health and Human Services Division of Social Services. “We know that caring relationships can actually help prevent and even mitigate the effects of trauma.”

The April 1st event at Rockingham County Governmental Center is part of the nationwide Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign of Child Abuse Prevention Month since 2008. Pinwheels are the symbol of child abuse prevention and a visible reminder of the happy and healthy childhood that all children deserve.

“We’re so thankful to Rockingham County DSS for promoting the message that connections matter for prevention in Rockingham County,” said Sharon Hirsch, President & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina. “This event is a great way for the community to come together during Child Abuse Prevention Month and learn how they can make critical connections in their own lives to help build strong families and a supportive community.” 

Rockingham County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services hosted the dedication of a pinwheel garden April 1st, in front of the Rockingham County Governmental Center.  Local government officials and partner agencies attended.  This year, the number of pinwheels will represent the number of children in foster care in Rockingham County.  The pinwheels represent the bright future that all children deserve.  It represents the hope that all children in our community have the stable, loving relationship they need to become successful adults who contribute to the community.  Communities that support policies and programs that encourage children’s healthy development in all areas of their lives ensure the communities future prosperity. For more information, contact Cathy Murray at 336 342 1394 ext 7082 or  

About Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is the leading statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. Through collaboration with partners across North Carolina, PCANC works with communities to build safe, stable, nurturing relationships for all children. PCANC is the North Carolina chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. For more information contact Kristie Demers, Communications Manager, at (919) 829-8009, ext. 619 or


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