CU SWITCH Club Participates in Pinwheels Campaign

CU SWITCH Club Participates in Pinwheels Campaign

Aug. 14, 2009

For Immediate Release

Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and Counseling SWITCH Club members recently promoted the Pinwheel for Prevention campaign to help make a difference in the lives of children. Their efforts raised just under $300 which was given through the school system to local underprivileged children. (Cambpellsville University Photo by Rachel Crenshaw)


Campbellsville University SWITCH Club Members Participate in Pinwheels for Prevention of Child Abuse Campaign

By Linda Waggener


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - The Campbellsville University Carver School of Social Work and Counseling recently promoted the Pinwheel for Prevention campaign on its campus.


The Carver School became a PCAK (Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky) Partner in Prevention early in 2009 and became actively involved in community prevention efforts through the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign.


Some 500 pinwheels were purchased, raising over $280. Funds were managed by the SWITCH (Social Workers in Touch Can Help) Club, and given to the local school's Resource Centers Back Pack Program which supplies food for underprivileged children.


"The enthusiasm and initiative illustrated by the staff and students of Campbellsville University and the Carver School of Social Work," said Laura Chowning, MPA, Community Development Coordinator for Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, "illustrate what the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign is all about -- encouraging individuals and organizations to join together in raising public awareness of child abuse and its prevention.


"One of the ways our students change the world," said Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean of CU's Carver School, "is to get involved in the fight against child abuse and neglect. We are very proud to help in the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign and will continue to support the program."


Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as a new symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention across the country. It represents ongoing efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention and focuses on activities and policies that prioritize prevention.


For information on how to become involved in Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, contact Chowning at 859-225-8879 or at 1-800-CHILDREN.


For more information about Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and Counseling, call 270-789-5049.


Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report's 2009 "America's Best Colleges," CU is ranked 22nd in "Best Baccalaureate Colleges" in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America's Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.