At Community Health, windmill gardens sprout – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Rutland – Windmill gardens sprouted at community health practices in Rutland and Addison counties in support of Prevent Child Abuse Vermont’s 2022 Child Abuse Prevention Month and their theme “cultivating a better future for our children”.
“TO Community Health, our focus on children, their health, safety and development is constant and constantly evolving,” said Jill Jesso-White, director of communications and development at Community Health. “You will see reels at all of our practices because we want families to know that we are here to help them support the healthy development of children and youth. »
Community Health offers behavioral health services in all of its practices, including pediatric behavioral health specialists who can meet the specific needs of children and their families. And, Community Health Pediatrics and Community dental care for children provide preventive dental and medical care only for children.
Governor Phil Scott declared Child Abuse Prevention Month April in a proclamation that read, “Children, Vermont’s most precious resource, must be assured of their health, well-being, and of their protection. According to data from the state Department for Children and Families, in 2021, of the proven cases of child abuse, 228 were related to sexual abuse and 302 to physical abuse.
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont has created resources and an activity calendar to encourage awareness and community activities, including instructions on how to create your own pinwheel. Pinwheels for Prevention has been a national symbol for child abuse prevention for over 14 years.
For more information on child abuse prevention, see these websites
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Centers for Disease Control
Community Health is Vermont’s largest federally licensed health center (FQHC), a network of primary care, pediatric, behavioral health, dental and pharmaceutical services with offices in Rutland, Brandon, Castleton, West Pawlet and Shoreham. Community dental practices are located in Rutland and Shoreham; Community Kids Dental is in Rutland; Community Health Pediatrics is located in Rutland and behavioral health services are available at all of our sites. Express Health Community Care Centers, open 7 days a week, are located in Rutland and Castleton Community Health Centers. For career opportunities within Community Health’s healthcare services network, see our Career Center.
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