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Parent Child Center of Tulsa Place Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Posted at 6:00 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 08:17:26-04

Child Abuse Prevention month begins today, April 1, and each year the Parent Child Center of Tulsa place pinwheels to bring awareness.

Each pinwheel representing a child abuse case in Tulsa County. To give you an idea of what this normally looks like, last year, there were 2, 849 child abuse and neglect cases in Tulsa County. That's 2, 849 pinwheels, each representing a child, a story and a message.

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Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus this year, the center is not able to place as many pinwheels as they normally would, but the mission is still the same.

Their goal is to provide hope to families and to break the cycle of childhood abuse in families.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Parent Child Center of Tulsa is concerned that the number of child abuse and neglect cases will increase due to families being quarantined together. The additional stress on the families, and lack of support for the child's well-being, are cause for the concern.

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa is providing services and checking on families, during the pandemic, by using Telehealth and Zoom technology, meaning no face-to-face home visits.

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