First Lady Speaks At Child Abuse Prevention Event

Blue and Silver pinwheels were planted at the State Capitol Wednesday in honor of Child Abuse Prevention month.
Blue and Silver pinwheels were planted at the State Capitol Wednesday in honor of Child Abuse Prevention month.

Statewide partners against child abuse gathered Wednesday at the State Capitol in Cheyenne as First Lady Carol Mead read a proclamation signed by Governor Matt Mead declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention month.

The group planted 245 pinwheels on the east side of the Capitol lawn, each one representing three child victims in Wyoming.

In 2010, there were 735 child victims and 445 substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in Wyoming, according to the Wyoming National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System report.

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