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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: wear blue or plant blue pinwheels to show your support
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. During this time, organizations like Child Abuse Prevention in Utah are encouraging everyone to familiarize themselves with abuse prevention and support for the cause in general. The PCAU is asking people to wear the color blue on April 1st, the signature color of child abuse prevention. This is Wear Blue Day in recognition of National Child Abuse Awareness Month.
Rebecca Virgo of Prevent Child Abuse Utah said you can also show your support by purchasing blue pinwheels, a recognized symbol of childhood, from PCAU and planting them in your yard in front of your shop or school. Wind turbines are available on PCAUtah.org or you can email PCAU for more information.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are stressed and burdened with keeping everything together at home and helping their children with distance learning. It is important for parents to be aware of the added pressure and stress and to know when to ask for help. The pandemic has shown that parents are resilient and able to deal with it. She has also shown the importance of seeking support and accessing available resources in order to take care of yourself and stay strong and healthy.
Founded in 1982, the Prevent Child Abuse Utah mission is to forge and lead a community commitment to preventing child abuse in all forms through programs, services, public awareness, education, public order development, and systemic partnering. Resources and training are available on the PCAU website and social media.