April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Our resident services coordinator at Sky View Pines Apartment Homes, Veronica, wanted to educate and empower residents on this critical issue for our community. Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention, and Veronica turned that symbol into an everyday reminder of how we can engage within our communities to stop child abuse.

During their very first Sky View Pines Pinwheel Planting event, several families participated in planting pinwheels in the community’s new garden beds. Families also received educational information, materials, and resources from Veronica on child abuse awareness and prevention, as well as how to recognize signs of different types of child abuse. Families also learned tips and techniques to recognize and reinforce positive behaviors in children.

It was an empowering day for the residents of Sky View Pines, and an important one for the Las Vegas Valley as the entire community seeks to eradicate child abuse. For more information and resources on child abuse awareness and prevention, visit childwelfare.gov.