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Pinwheel Garden at CYFS Marks Start of Child Abuse Prevention Month

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A unique annual display is marking the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

A pinwheel garden is on display on the playground of Charlottesville’s Children Youth and Family Services (CYFS). Pinwheels are the national symbol of child abuse prevention.

Nonprofits and child advocacy groups across the country are planting pinwheel gardens Tuesday to bring awareness about child abuse and neglect.

"It's something that's difficult for people to think about and talk about but the more we get it out there and the more we can help people learn about what they can do to prevent child abuse the better our communities will be,” said Brittany Selkregg, VOCA trauma counselor.

CYFS plans to hold other events and programs throughout the month, including a parade to promote child abuse prevention on Charlottesville's downtown mall April 29.

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