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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Pitt County Recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month


Pitt County Department of Social Services along with Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) recognizes the importance of caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children and families during Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. Be a connection for NC children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month and participate in several awareness opportunities scheduled throughout April.


Thursday, April 1 at 12:00 NOON - DSS staff will hold a special “Planting of the Pinwheels” in front of the County Office Building, located at 1717 West 5th Street in Greenville. Introduced in 2008 by Prevent Child Abuse America, the blue pinwheel serves as the national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. All staff, along with those in attendance, is encouraged to wear the color blue in show of support for “Wear Blue Day”


Week of April 11 – 18 – The Greene Street Bridge, located at the Town Common, will be illuminated in blue every night during this week to amplify the importance of building strong foundations for the children in our communities.


Saturday, April 24 from 11:00am – 1:00pm – Join DSS staff, as they begin to close out the last week of April, during the Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Walk. This community walk will be held at the Greenville Town Common.


Children and families are facing unprecedented stress during the pandemic. Child maltreatment is a preventable problem and the past year has shown us that supporting families is essential to prevent child maltreatment. All adults play a role in creating caring connections and nurturing environments for the healthy development of our future generation of parents, leaders, and community members. North Carolina’s future prosperity depends on it.


To learn more about the efforts of DSS staff to prevent, recognize and end child abuse, along with specific ways you can help, call Pitt County DSS at 252-902-1110. For more information, or to learn more ways to get involved during Child Abuse Prevention Month visit: 

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