TCU observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

first_imgSam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Facebook ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Sam is a sophomore Journalism major and Graphic Design minor from Celina, Texas. She has a passion for photography and her cat, Albus. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @sbbrut! + posts Sam Bruton printIn honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, TCU is participating in the Pinwheel Project, a national campaign to raise awareness and education about child abuse prevention.TCU partnered with Alliance For Children, a non-profit child advocacy center for protecting children from abuse, to bring the project to life.“Because one aspect of Alliance For Children’s focus is education, partnering with TCU’s College of Education, Department of Social Work and Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development is a win-win for all involved,” said Michelle Bauml, an associate professor in the College of Education and co-chair of the TCU Pinwheel Project committee.Student volunteers place blue pinwheels, the accepted national symbol of child abuse prevention, at the Founder’s Statue each year. Earlier this month, 5,162 pinwheels were placed there to represent each confirmed case of child abuse in Tarrant County for 2016.These cases are confirmed by the Child Protective Services, said Shellie McMillon, director of community engagement for Alliance For Children. She also said in some situations, Child Protective Services does not believe abuse has occurred or is unable to confirm abuse through their investigations.“The number of reported cases is much higher than this,” said McMillon. “Many cases go unreported altogether.”Hunter Fischer, a junior social work major, was the student representative on the TCU Pinwheel Project committee. She said it’s important for TCU to host the Pinwheel Project because students may not be very aware of child abuse.McMillon said TCU has been a strong partner of Alliance For Children for many years.“The earlier in life people can learn information regarding child abuse prevention, the better,” she said. Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Virtual Tour: Fort Worth murals and where to find them History professor explores the people behind the fight for civil rights in Texas ReddIt Meet Diane Snow, new dean of the John V. Roach Honors College CACTCreate bar charts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Previous articleReality Frog (Ep. 6 – Bachelor Drama, James Taylor and more)Next articleSGA elections: A guide to candidate platforms Sam Bruton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Five Graphic Design seniors to unveil three plus years worth of workslast_img

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