Vandenberg kicks off Child Abuse Awareness Month
By 2nd Lt. Austin Fallin, 30th Space Wing
/ Published April 01, 2011
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg's Family Advocacy Program and the Vandenberg Spouses' Club planted their second annual Pinwheels for Prevention garden at the Santa Maria gate here April 1st to kick off Child Abuse Awareness Month.
"The pinwheel is the symbol of child abuse awareness and prevention," said Pauline Chui, Vandenberg's Family Advocacy Program outreach manager.
Nearly 900,000 pinwheels have been displayed nationally in recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month since the tradition began in April 2008.
"It's everyone's responsibility to ensure our children are safe, healthy and taken care of," said Ms. Chui.
The Family Advocacy Program offers a variety of courses that promote family life skills and educate parents on healthy relationships and child rearing. Military members and their spouses can contact the Family Advocacy Program at (805) 606-8217.
Additional pinwheel gardens will be planted at the Community Development Center and the Youth Center on Monday.