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Highlighting Hawaii’s problem of child abuse

| April 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

HONOLULU- An eye-catching display at the State Capitol aimed to draw attention to the problem of child abuse in Hawaii.

Thousands of shiny pinwheels spinning in the wind reminded some of their carefree and fun days as a kid.

But each of the pinwheels placed on the Capitol grounds also represented the harm that has come to Hawaii’s children.

“We have 5,000 cases of child abuse a year,” said Aileen Deese, with Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii. (more…)

Helping prevent child abuse

| at 12:41 pm

April is National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month and a time to remember that we all have a role in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and their families in our community.

North Carolina has a mandatory reporting legislation, indicating that anyone who knows or suspects any type of child abuse should immediately make a report to local law enforcement or department of social services. (more…)