CAMBRIDGE — The month of April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Dorchester County. The Department of Social Services and Child Protective Services Team visited partners around the community to share information concerning child abuse prevention and plant pinwheel gardens.

Pinwheels are the symbol for prevent child abuse campaigns. Research has shown people respond positively to pinwheels, which represent childlike whimsy and lightheartedness and Prevent Child Abuse America’s vision for a world where all children grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed in supportive families and communities.

Anyone concerned about child abuse who wants to make a report should call Social Services at 410-901-4100.

Community partner pinwheel gardens can be viewed at Sandy Hill Elementary School, Choptank Elementary School, Maple Elementary School, South Dorchester K-8 School, Vienna Elementary School, Warwick Elementary School, Hurlock Elementary School, the Board of Education, the Dorchester Circuit Court building and the State’s Attorney’s Office at the county office Building.

The main garden can be seen at the Dorchester County Department of Social Services on Race Street in Cambridge.

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