Pinwheel Gardens for Child Abuse Prevention

Pinwheel Gardens for Child Abuse Prevention 4This April, in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Braley & Thompson is planting gardens of blue pinwheels in the locations of Sinkland Farms in Christiansburg, Falling Creek Park in Bedford, and I scream, You Scream in Lynchburg. Through the initiative, StepStone hopes to raise awareness about preventing child abuse and neglect and providing children with a safe, loving home.

“Many of the children and youth we serve have experienced abuse or neglect by their caregivers and carry an immense amount of trauma. At Braley & Thompson, we’re dedicated to providing children a safe, loving place where they can heal and call home,” said Jessica Fackler with Braley & Thompson of Virginia. “Our pinwheel garden is a visual reminder of our community’s role in making a positive impact on every child’s life.”

In Virginia, nearly 5,000 children are in foster care, creating a dire need to prevent child abuse and neglect before it occurs and meet the increasing need for loving foster parents.

“We’re always looking for new foster families to help children in Virginia communities who need safe, caring living environments,” added Jessica Fackler. “This national Child Abuse Prevention Month, we hope to encourage more families to open their hearts and homes and become trauma-informed foster parents.”

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