Pinwheels & Child Abuse

CARSON CITY, NV - The pinwheels represent the number of child abuse cases reported in Carson City the lst year.

Advocates to end child and domestic abuse helped plant the pinwheels.

They say this past year they’ve noticed a disturbing trend that’s led to abuse and even the death of some children in area.

“Mothers and their boyfriends or unmarried women and their paramours and we are seeing more and more cases of severe abuse by the paramour who has been left in charge of that child,” says Chrystal Main with the State Division of Child and Family Services.

Main says the number of these kinds of cases, hasn’t gone up but they are more severe.

She says callers who want to report child abuse can remain anonymous.

There are also resources available for families who are in need of help.

To report child abuse anonymously: (775) 687-4943

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