Staff and children from the Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development and Acadamía de Niños planted pinwheels in front of the Francis Institute facility to honor children affected by abuse. More than 300 pinwheels were planted in honor of Childhood Abuse Prevention Month.
Here are a few pictures of children planting pinwheels:
According to the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, 100,000 to 200,000 children are physically abused each year and five times as many children are neglected.
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please call the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at
1-800-392-3738 in Missouri or 1-800-922-5330 in Kansas, or visit the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) website at www.mocsa.org.