If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected in Florida, the law requires you to report it to the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873). For more information on reporting child abuse and neglect, please read Reporting Abuse
Pinwheels for Prevention, a national campaign creating a community-wide commitment to healthy child development, is implemented annually in Florida by Prevent Child Abuse Florida, the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Florida Department of Children and Families.
PCA Florida believes all families deserve to live in communities that have resources to support families and provide safe and healthy experiences for children. To draw attention to and encourage involvement in these efforts, communities throughout Florida display pinwheels promoting individual action to make children a priority.
Florida's implementation of the Pinwheels for Prevention focuses on healthy child development and includes: statewide distribution of Community Resource Packets; broadcast of television and radio public service announcements in English, Spanish and Creole; pinwheels and other products; a statewide kickoff event; and coordination and advertisement of local events based on a central statewide theme.
Pinwheels for Prevention Tallahassee Event Highlights
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You can download a Pinwheels for Prevention campaign toolkit from the Local Events page.
Prevent Child Abuse America is proud to offer "Pinwheel City USA," a program whereby cities and towns of any size across the nation can apply to receive this designation to recognize their commitment to and activities in support of child abuse and neglect prevention over the previous 12 months. Click here for more information.
Check out local events you can support, the Pinwheels for Prevention Resource Packet, Public Service Announcements and the Press Conference by expanding the Pinwheels for Prevention menu selection above to see the links.