A colorful pinwheel is usually a reminder of happy, healthy childhoods but it's also the official symbol of Child Abuse Prevention. A special display of the spinning toys in Casper is intended to serve as a powerful reminder of young ones whose childhood was stolen from them by abuse.

The Children's Advocacy Project (CAP) is inviting the public to help them plant a pinwheel garden in an effort to raise awareness about child abuse during April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month. There will be a 303 pinwheels planted this year, one for every child victim of abuse and maltreatment CAP served in 2017.

CAP officials say they hope the pinwheel garden will serve as a visual reminder of the child abuse that continues to occur in our own community.

Children's Advocacy Project Pinwheel Garden:

  • Monday, April 9th, 4:00 p.m.
  • At Children's Advocacy Project, 350 North Ash Street
  • Help plant pinwheels for prevention and enjoy beverages and cookies.
  • If you can't attend, they encourage you to plant a pinwheel in front of your home or business as a way of honoring those who helped you or your children experience a childhood without abuse and neglect.

About the Children’s Advocacy Project:

"Founded in 2002, the Children’s Advocacy Project works with a team of agencies to provide forensic and comprehensive services for alleged victims of child abuse in order to minimize trauma to children, to break the cycle of abuse, and to foster a more effective community response to child maltreatment throughout the state and surrounding areas."

Learn more about the Children’s Advocacy Project at www.childrensadvocacyproject.org