Highland-Clarksburg Hospital (HCHI) is preparing several activities to highlight Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. HCHI will kick off the month with a flag raising and pinwheel placement on the hospital grounds.
This event is one of many pinwheel gardens being “planted” throughout West Virginia, and one of the hundreds across the nation, to call on society to act on behalf of our state and nation’s children.
Highland-Clarksburg Hospital will also be partnering with Huntington National Bank in Clarksburg, to display pinwheel art painted by patients at the hospital. The paintings will be on display for the month of April and will then be sold for $10 each, with proceeds to benefit CASA of Harrison County.
In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the national symbol for child abuse prevention. The pinwheel is a sign of hope and reflection of great childhoods, which all children deserve.
“April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children and strengthening families,” said Lesley Slaughter, Community Outreach Coordinator. “Everyone’s participation is critical. Focusing on ways to connect with children is the best thing our community can do to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.”
For more information about Highland-Clarksburg Hospital, visit HighlandClarksburgHospital.com or call 304-969-3100. Keep up-to-date with our activities and events by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HighlandClarksburgHospital
Highland-Clarksburg Hospital (HCHI) is a private, non-profit hospital that is dedicated to providing the best care for persons with mental disorders in West Virginia, parts of Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. It has established an integrated system of high-quality behavioral health services, including mental health treatment services for Children, Adolescents’ and Forensic patients. Highland-Clarksburg Hospital is an equal opportunity provider and employer.