The pinwheel represents Prevent Child Abuse America’s efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.


What the Pinwheel Represents

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. What their research showed, and what our experiences since then have borne out, is that people respond to the pinwheel. By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions. In essence, it has come to serve as the physical embodiment, or reminder, of the great childhoods we want for all children.


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Valuing Children

We believe that every child deserves to be cherished and nurtured in a safe and healthy environment.

We believe that abusing a child in any way is unacceptable.

We believe societal values must change so that everyone recognizes that abusing a child is unacceptable.

Strengthening Families

We believe that family members and caregivers want to be successful in raising children.

We believe that we can help strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect by providing families with the information, education and support they need and want.

Engaging Communities

We believe that the prevention of child abuse and neglect occurs most effectively at the local level, in safe, healthy and nurturing communities.

We believe that by giving communities access to the support, education and tools they need to care for and nurture their children, we can prevent child abuse and neglect.



Children abused in Indiana each year




Physical Abuse


Sexual Abuse


We do not take abuse/neglect report calls!

Please report all suspected child abuse or neglect to Indiana Department of Child Services by calling 1-800-800-5556. They operate this 24-hour, 7-day a week hotline. There is also a local number for every county listed at the Indiana Department of Child Services website:

Delaware County Building
100 W Main St
Muncie, Indiana
3rd floor