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Posted on: April 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Social Services recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month and encourages you to #BeAConnection

Photo of Pinwheels

Orange County Department of Social Services kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month on April 1 by wearing blue and planting a pinwheel garden. Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention and they represent the bright future all children deserve.

“No effort that is spent on children is ever wasted,” Pat Garavagalia, Board of Social Services Chair said. 

This month, and throughout the year, Orange County Department of Social Services encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Orange County a better place for children and families. By ensuring parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by making meaningful connections with children, youth and families in our communities.

Photo of DSS employees in front of PinwheelsOrange County Department of Social Services encourages community members to learn how we can all prevent child maltreatment by registering for PCANC’s free webinar “Ensuring Strong Foundations for Children | Learn the Basics & Take Action” on April 20. 

Learn how you can #BeAConnection at

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