Buena Vista County Supervisors have declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
They made the proclamation after hearing a presentation from the Early Childhood Iowa Director and other groups hoping to spread awareness on Tuesday morning.
Supervisors were given a pinwheel, the national symbol for child abuse prevention.
The goal is to strengthen families and communities to provide children with tools toward a healthy life in the future.
The group will plant pinwheels around the county courthouse next month.
In 2014, the Iowa Department of Human Services confirmed 18 cases of child abuse and neglect in the county.
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