Board to Recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month; Joins CARE House to Plant Pinwheels at Courthouse

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Oakland County Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub will present a proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month to CARE House of Oakland County at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ meeting. The meeting will begin at 9:30 am in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road, in Pontiac, Michigan.

The press release went on to say that following the proclamation presentation, Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub, along with members of the Board of Commissioners will be joined by CARE House, community partners and members to plant a Pinwheel Garden by Lady Justice in the County Courthouse courtyard, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road, Building #12 East.

The Pinwheel Garden will serve as a symbol and reminder for Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in Oakland County.

“With recent stories of child abuse and neglect being reported, it is important that attention be given to CARE House and that  the public is informed about the help that is available for children who are being abused,” stated Oakland County Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub.

CARE House of Oakland County was formed in 1977. It has served thousands of children and families providing advocacy, community outreach, intervention, prevention and treatment programs and services. It is part of the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County. The Council was the first in Oakland County to take a proactive approach in addressing the issues of child abuse and neglect. The core belief of CARE House is that “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child!”

The mission of CARE House is to be a leading resource in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and in the protection of children through advocacy, education, intervention research and treatment, in collaboration with the community. For more information about CARE House, call 248-332-7173.

Why do we plant a Pinwheel Garden?

More than just an awareness campaign, the Pinwheel is the symbol of child abuse prevention. The pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions. In essence, it has come to serve as the physical embodiment, or reminder, of the happy, healthy, and carefree childhoods all children deserve!


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