On April 16, 2013, First Lady Deal encouraged Georgians to take action in support of child abuse prevention and healthy child development by planting a pinwheel garden at GSU’s Child Development Center, where the state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America is housed within the Center for Healthy Development at GSU’s Institute of Public Health.
On March 25, Governor Nathan Deal presented a proclamation to First Lady Sandra Deal declaring April as “Child Abuse Prevention Awareness” month in Georgia. The pinwheel garden planting and dedication marks the state-level implementation of the national Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, introducing the pinwheel as the new symbol for child abuse prevention. Since April 2008, more than three million pinwheels have been distributed nationwide. For more information on Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, contact Carol Neal Rossi in the Center for Healthy Development at Georgia State University……404-413-1419.