April  Is Child Abuse Awareness- Prevention Month 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, observed during the month of April, calls attention to child abuse, the need for prevention, and spurs advocacy on behalf of those suffering from the emotional and physical impact of child abuse and neglect.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month educates people that physical injury is not the only negative impact of abuse and neglect; Child abuse and neglect can also affect broader health outcomes, mental health, social development, and risk-taking behavior into adolescence and adulthood. Child abuse and neglect includes all types of abuse or neglect of a child under the age of 18 by a parent or caregiver that results in harm or potential harm.  Paris Police Detective David Whitaker and Assistant Chief Randy Tuttle attended the 5th Annual Pinwheel Garden Planting Sponsored by The Children's Advocacy Center of Paris, located at 711 Pine Bluff Street; Paris, Texas 75460 held on April 1, 2022. The event was held in celebration of providing hope, healing and justice to child victims of crime.  248 pinwheels were planted, representing the 248 children that were provided some type of service in Lamar County during the year of 2021. Paris Police Public Information Officer Alice Webb 

Pinwheel Planting

Below: Slideshow of Images from the 5th Annual Pinwheel Garden Planting Sponsored by The Children's Advocacy Center of Paris, located at 711 Pine Bluff Street; Paris, Texas 75460 held on April 1, 2022


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