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Florida Department of Health-Franklin/Gulf Celebrates Pinwheels for Prevention

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Apalachicola and Port St. Joe, Fla. — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Florida Department of Health in Franklin and Gulf have partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Florida to share the message that everyone can help great childhoods happen in their community.

What children learn through their early interactions becomes the foundation for all future development. Research shows that nurturing relationships and safe, secure environments improve brain development and child well-being.

Taking part in sports yield benefits for children including improved physical health and the development of valuable life skills.

A new study put together last month by the Council of Economic Advisers states kids who participate in sports develop better life skills and are more likely to build positive relationships with adults and other kids.

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