By Richard Bammer
By any sad stretch, the numbers were startling:
• Nearly 900 abused Solano County children needed the therapeutic services provided by Child Haven last year.
• Nearly one-third of American children ages 12 to 17 have experienced two or more types of childhood adversity that likely will affect their physical and mental health into adulthood.
• Three American children die every day from child abuse.
Those were among the statistics aired during the “pinwheel event” Monday at Child Haven in Fairfield, where officials kicked off National Child Abuse Prevention Month in a local effort to raise awareness about preventing child abuse and neglect, from physical and sexual abuse to emotional neglect and poverty.