Town of New Llano recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

Micah Pickering
Leesville Daily Leader
Mayor Carolyn Todd joined forces with CASA of West CenLA to stand against child abuse by taking part in National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) is spreading the word about National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On Wednesday, representatives from CASA of West CenLA met with New Llano Mayor Carolyn Todd where an official proclamation was signed. 

The proclamation recognized the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Town of New Llano. Additionally, Mayor Todd and her office staff helped CASA representatives place the ceremonial pinwheels in front of the New Llano Town Hall sign. 

CASA of West CenLA have partnered with several local communities and organizations recently to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month. Similar proclamations and events took place this past week in Leesville, Anacoco, Rosepine, DeRidder, Simpson, and Hornbeck. 

CASA of West CenLA released the following statement about the significance of the pinwheel and the need for communities to work together for the benefit of all children: 

"April brings us to Child Abuse Prevention Month. National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. The pinwheel was established in 2008 as the national symbol of child abuse prevention because the pinwheel implies whimsy and childlike desires. In essence, it has come to serve as the physical symbol, or reminder, of the great childhoods we want for all children. You can be a connection for children in your community!  Call CASA today at 337-462-4667 or 337-239-1970."