Project Harmony Raises Awareness for Child Abuse Awareness Month in April
Friday, April 1, marks the start of Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Project Harmony (ProjectHarmony.com) wants to bring awareness to the community of this very serious matter. Child abuse does not discriminate. It spans all racial, gender, socioeconomic, and demographic boundaries. In 2021, Project Harmony provided services to over 6,000 children within our community. This includes preventative and response services. Of the abuse cases, 45% were sexual abuse, 21% neglect, 13% physical abuse, and 6% witness to violence.
Thousands of pinwheels are spinning all across the Metro Area throughout the month of April as part of Project Harmony’s Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign to raise awareness of this life-threatening issue. In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America® introduced the blue pinwheel as the national symbol for child abuse prevention. The pinwheel represents the great childhood that every child deserves, and the role we each play in providing a loving and supportive environment for the children in our lives.
“April provides an opportunity for all of us, individuals and organizations alike, to take action by learning more about prevention and supporting organizations that support children,” said Project Harmony Executive Director Gene Klein. “A cause is only as strong as the people who support it and together we can end child abuse.”
Project Harmony exists to protect and support children, collaborate with professionals, and engage the community to end child abuse and neglect. Learn more about how you can Be Someone in the life of a child at ProjectHarmony.com.