April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the City of Falls Church is working to raise awareness about the safety and well-being of children. A pinwheel garden will be planted at the entrance of Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave.) on Monday, March 27, 2016 at 7 p.m., followed by a proclamation at the City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers in City Hall (300 Park Ave.).
Members of the community are invited to both events and encouraged to wear blue, the official color of child abuse and neglect prevention.
The pinwheel is the symbol of child abuse prevention and reflects childhood hope, health and happiness. Pinwheel gardens are planted by organizations, schools, and businesses in communities throughout the nation during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The 2017 National Child Abuse Prevention Month theme, “Building Community, Building Hope,” promotes the idea that Communities have a great influence in families’ lives.
For additional information and resources, contact Housing and Human Services at 703-248-5005 (TTY 711).