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Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center plants pinwheels to raise awareness of child abuse


Attorney General Andy Beshear celebrated the planting of pinwheels at the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKYCAC) Friday as part of an effort to call attention to the problem of children abuse and neglect.

The Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers (KACAC)will be “Planting Pinwheels” across the state to raise awareness of the issue.

The pinwheel symbol is used to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention. It was chosen to represent hope and promise, believing every child deserves to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. It is our hope this image can positively help impact the way the public views both children, as well as the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

“I am proud of the community support shown throughout Northern Kentucky for child abuse prevention,” said General Beshear. “We must continue efforts to raise awareness and impart that the safety of every child in every community is the responsibility of every Kentuckian. It is our moral and legal duty to report abuse.”

Chuy’s Mexican Food on Houston Road served a special “thank you” luncheon to local law enforcement officials, social workers, prosecutors and victim advocates and community partners, recognizing them for the hard work and dedication they provide to the children in the Northern Kentucky community. The luncheon will be held at the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center.

“Without these heroes, we could not properly serve our communities in their struggles with helping the children who are abused,” said Executive Director of NKYCAC, Vickie Henderson.

The Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center is a nonprofit organization that provides services to children who have been sexually abused, severely physically abused and who have witnessed violent crimes. In addition, the NKYCAC provides supportive services for non-offending parents, caregivers, siblings, family members and professionals.

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