From Tallahassee to Tampa, #PinwheelsforPrevention kicks off in Florida

Each year, the Florida Department of Children and Families investigates over 200,000 allegations of child abuse and neglect.

This April, state and local leaders are urging the community to renew a joint commitment to protecting our state’s youngest and most vulnerable through their #PinwheelsforPrevention campaign.

On Tuesday, April 4 at 11:15 a.m., DCF, in collaboration with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, Glazer Children’s Museum, Eckerd Kids, and Bikers Against Child Abuse Florida held a media event at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa to kick off the annual Pinwheels for Prevention campaign to raise awareness and prevention of child abuse in Florida.


Agencies across the state are getting involved, including the Florida Department of Health:

Pinwheels for Prevention is a campaign to build individual, family, and community strengths to prevent child abuse before it ever starts.

Following the short program in Tampa, the Glazer Children’s Museum hosted more than 1,500 children and families for FREE admission from 12 – 7 p.m.

Representatives from Eckerd Community Alternatives and the Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay were on hand for the festivities.