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Boys Town Nebraska Supports Child Abuse Awareness Month with Pinwheels for Prevention


April is Child Abuse Awareness month and this April, Project Harmony is partnering with organizations throughout Omaha, Nebraska to continue to stand up against child abuse and neglect, through participation in the National Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. The pinwheel is a symbol for child abuse prevention that not only represents whimsical, child-like wonder, but serves as a reminder that all children deserve a healthy childhood. Every year, more than 3 million referrals are made to child protection agencies about the abuse and neglect of a child, and every April, communities located all over the nation dedicate their time to spread awareness about this ongoing problem.

This will be the eighth year that Boys Town Nebraska Foster Family Services is participating in Pinwheels for Prevention, creating a display of 1,000 blue pinwheels and banner located at the Pacific Street entrance of the Village of Boys Town. The Boys Town display is one of many that is being put up across the Omaha area, doing their part to inform and recognize April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. Boys Town has been protecting children since 1917, and supporting this campaign is another way to help end the fight against abuse and give children a voice.