FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - In Northern Kentucky alone, almost 2,000 children were abused last year. To raise awareness the Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center planted a pinwheel in the ground for each child who was abuse.
They placed pinwheels outside the Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center and the Florence Freedom Center. They are also encouraging the public to plant their own pinwheel garden.
Last year 1,987 kids were abused in Northern Kentucky. Organizers of the event say that the goal of this event is to just get people talking.
"There are children in our community that have been abused or neglected and we want to just raise that conscience level of what people can do to protect kids in our community," said Vickie Henderson, Executive Director of the Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center.
The group also hung 18 t-shirts to remember the 19 children who were killed in Kentucky last year from child abuse. The t-shirts were painted by local art students.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. If you would like more information on the Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center you can visit their website at www.nkycac.org.