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Letter: Danbury To Observe Child Abuse Prevention Month

“Pinwheels for Prevention” is the signature campaign of Prevent Child Abuse America.
“Pinwheels for Prevention” is the signature campaign of Prevent Child Abuse America. Photo Credit:

DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, e-mail .

Dear Editor:

In April, Danbury will participate in a nationwide tradition of observing Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Throughout the month, concerned citizens and organizations, like Families Network of Western CT Inc., will host events focused on drawing attention to the urgent need to stop child abuse before it starts. Be on the lookout for “Pinwheels for Prevention,” the signature campaign of Prevent Child Abuse America and its state chapters.

Why pinwheels? Pinwheels are a happy and uplifting symbol of the bright future all children deserve. They are the centerpiece of a growing movement committed to stopping child abuse before it starts.

Families Network of Western CT Inc., fully supports efforts to prevent child abuse by providing vital support services to families in Danbury and the surrounding communities.

To help raise awareness, pinwheels will be on display at Families Network’s offices and prominently at the Dr. Robert C. and Nancy Joy Luncheon Thursday, April 28 at the Matrix Conference and Banquet Center. The luncheon is an important part of the vital work Families Network does to help prevent child abuse.

As part of “Pinwheels for Prevention” and Volunteer Appreciation Week, we will be recognizing our exceptional volunteers. Dr. Kevin Ferguson will be named our 2016 recipient of the Jeannie C. Beck Above and Beyond Award as the volunteer who demonstrates extraordinary effort, kindness and devotion to our prevention efforts.

Now it’s your turn to make a difference. Please consider taking action to prevent child abuse.

A few specific things you can do in April and throughout the year include planting a Pinwheel Garden in a community gathering place, calling and writing your elected officials to ask them to support aid for child abuse prevention and being a friend to parents you know.

For more information or to find out where to get your own pinwheels, please contact Families Network at 203-791-8773 or visit .


Susan Giglio

Executive Director Families Network of Western CT Inc.

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