Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention. By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions - it has come to serve as a reminder of the safe, stable, and nurturing childhoods we want for all children.
Dentists play a major role creating healthy childhoods, as well as identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect as mandatory reporters. There are more than 40 professions in Colorado obligated by law to report known or suspected incidents of child abuse and/or neglect.
Indoor displays of 25 pinwheels are great for dentist offices, and any business, to let customers, kids and parents know right when they walk in the door that you are at a family-friendly place that cares about our employees raising children, as well as all the children in your community.
When interacting with children and families, pediatric dentists can recognize signs that concern them beyond typical anxiety that is experienced when a child is going to the dentist.
Individuals, organizations, coalitions and communities are working hard to raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse.