The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity employees planted a pinwheel garden today to raise awareness of child abuse prevention efforts around the state. Every April, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Pinwheels for Prevention events, sponsored by the Department of Children and Families and The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, are held across the state.
Cissy Proctor, DEO Executive Director, said, “Our employees are committed to supporting Florida families as they raise children to be successful, happy and healthy. At DEO, we work every day to strengthen Florida’s families by helping them get good jobs that provide for their children and support their dreams and goals. As our communities continue to support happy, healthy children, our state will continue to grow and succeed.
L to R: Nydia Ntouda, Training/Fundraising Specialist with Prevent Child Abuse Florida; Cissy Proctor, DEO Executive Director, and JoShonda Guerrier, DCF Assistant Secretary for Child Welfare prepare to plant a pinwheel garden in recognition of Florida Child Abuse Prevention Month.
DEO staff prepare to plant a pinwheel garden in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts. This new approach helps expedite economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.floridajobs.org.