El Paso County DHS marks Child Abuse Prevention Month


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The El Paso County Department of Human Services marked the occasion Monday with a song performed by 50 children from the Colorado Springs Conservatory. 

Entitled “Home,” the song highlights the need for 100 new foster homes in El Paso County. 

After the performance, 200 pinwheels were planted around the conservatory. The pinwheel serves as a reminder of the happy, playful childhood desired for all children. 

El Paso County Human Services said they received more than 16,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in 2018. 

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