By Amy Maginnis-Honey
More than 700 blue pinwheels blew in the gentle breeze Monday morning as Child Haven kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month. Some even sparkled through the overcast sky.
The 720 pinwheels represented a child served by the agency in 2018.
The event was also a rally cry for more community involvement with the goal of lowering the number of pinwheels and eventually doing away with them completely.
Source: Child Abuse Prevention Month mantra: ‘If you see something, say something’
By The Associated Press
California teachers applying for or renewing their credentials will be required to acknowledge that they understand their responsibility to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement or county welfare officials, and not just school administrators, under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday.
The legislation, AB2560, by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, was drafted in response to troubling cases involving child abuse in California schools.
According to Bonilla’s office, teachers reported several cases of suspected abuse to a principal in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District last year. But the principal never contacted law enforcement authorities, and the abuse wasn’t discovered until later.
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