These pretty pinwheels have a purpose

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Up Center in Hampton Roads will be participating in Pinwheels for Prevention.

They will plant pinwheel gardens at their Norfolk and Portsmouth locations.

They say these pinwheels are visual reminders that everyone plays an important role in making sure children in Hampton roads have happy and healthy childhoods.

The Up Center will host weekly workshops through the month of April on positive discipline strategies and they will also sponsor information booths at events through the area to get the public involved through fostering or adopting and abused or neglected child.

Want to attend? Check out the schedule below: 

  • April 5, 7:30 -10:30a.m.: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny (Foster Parent Information Booth) – 15189 Airfield Rd., Wakefield, Va.
  • April 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30: Parent Workshop on the “Dangers of Shaken Baby Head Trauma and Positive Talk” – 222 W. 19th St., Norfolk
  • April 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Parent Workshop on “Catching good behavior and positive reinforcement” – 1805 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA
  • April 16, 2 – 6:30 p.m.: Shad Planking Festival (Foster Parent Information Booth) –Wakefield Sportsmen’s Club, 12205 Brittles Mill Road , Wakefield, VA
  • April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Parent Workshop on “Using rhythm and movement as distraction” 1805 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA
  • April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Parent Workshop on “Time outs and relaxation techniques” –

222 W. 19th St., Norfolk, VA

  • April 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: International Children’s Festival (Foster Parent Information Booth) –

Mill Point Park, Hampton, VA

  • April 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Parent Workshop on “Catching good behavior and positive reinforcement” – 222 W. 19th St., Norfolk, VA
  • April 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Parent Workshop on “Time outs and relaxation techniques” –

1805 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA

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