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Akron Children’s to place 925 pinwheels at its Beeghly campus to honor child abuse victims

03-25-2013

According to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly five children die every day in America from abuse and neglect. In 2011, Children's Advocacy Centers around the country provided advocacy and support to more than 279,000 child victims of abuse.

To honor Child Abuse Prevention Month, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will place 925 pinwheels on its Beeghly campus in Boardman on March 27 at 3:30 p.m. Each pinwheel represents a child who received abuse services in the Mahoning Valley in 2012.

As part of the eighth annual Pinwheels for Prevention event with Mahoning County Children Services and Trumbull County Children Services, the pinwheels will be on display throughout April to serve as a reminder that everyone plays a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. Pinwheels for Prevention is a public awareness campaign designed to increase awareness about child abuse and neglect in communities across Ohio.
 

WHAT: 925 pinwheels will be displayed in honor of child abuse victims
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
Beeghly Campus (in front of Building A)
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio
 

In addition, Trumbull County Children Services will host an event on April 4, 2013 from 10-10:30 a.m. at its 2282 Reeves Road NE location. Remarks will be given by Bob Faulkner, a community advocate, as well as public officials and child advocates. Mahoning County Children Services will host another event on April 9, 2013, at noon at its 222 W. Federal Street location on the fourth floor. The keynote speaker will be Cynthia King, LISW –S, specializing in the assessment and treatment of juvenile and adult sex offenders, sexually reactive youth and victims of sexual abuse and their families, along with a special presentation by the Boardman High School Jazz Band.
 

The Akron Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Center, located on the Beeghly campus, has provided nearly 400 medical and forensic evaluations for children and teens who may have been physically or sexually abused. It serves five counties, including Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pa. The center is located at 6505 Market Street, Bldg. C, Suite 3100, Boardman, Ohio 44512. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and can be reached at 330-746-9150.

According to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly five children die every day in America from abuse and neglect. In 2011, Children's Advocacy Centers around the country provided advocacy and support to more than 279,000 child victims of abuse.

To honor Child Abuse Prevention Month, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will place 925 pinwheels on its Beeghly campus in Boardman on March 27 at 3:30 p.m. Each pinwheel represents a child who received abuse services in the Mahoning Valley in 2012.

As part of the eighth annual Pinwheels for Prevention event with Mahoning County Children Services and Trumbull County Children Services, the pinwheels will be on display throughout April to serve as a reminder that everyone plays a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. Pinwheels for Prevention is a public awareness campaign designed to increase awareness about child abuse and neglect in communities across Ohio.
 

WHAT: 925 pinwheels will be displayed in honor of child abuse victims
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
Beeghly Campus (in front of Building A)
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio
 

In addition, Trumbull County Children Services will host an event on April 4, 2013 from 10-10:30 a.m. at its 2282 Reeves Road NE location. Remarks will be given by Bob Faulkner, a community advocate, as well as public officials and child advocates. Mahoning County Children Services will host another event on April 9, 2013, at noon at its 222 W. Federal Street location on the fourth floor. The keynote speaker will be Cynthia King, LISW –S, specializing in the assessment and treatment of juvenile and adult sex offenders, sexually reactive youth and victims of sexual abuse and their families, along with a special presentation by the Boardman High School Jazz Band.
 

The Akron Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Center, located on the Beeghly campus, has provided nearly 400 medical and forensic evaluations for children and teens who may have been physically or sexually abused. It serves five counties, including Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pa. The center is located at 6505 Market Street, Bldg. C, Suite 3100, Boardman, Ohio 44512. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and can be reached at 330-746-9150.

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