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Pinwheels for Prevention

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. During this month, and throughout the year, Harbin Clinic pediatricians work with families to cultivate stronger and happier bonds between children and parents/caregivers. Prevent Child Abuse America states that child abuse and neglect affect over 1 million children every year. Harbin Clinic is honored to work alongside local resource centers that provide essential resources and education to family units throughout Northwest Georgia.

Pediatrician Dr. Katherine Fields and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Luticia Hardy plant pinwheels at Pediatrics Cartersville

To help raise awareness about child neglect and abuse prevention, Harbin Clinic Pediatric & some Family Medicine locations are planting “Pinwheels for Prevention” gardens outside their offices. These pinwheels represent the positive changes we can make in the lives of at-risk children when we come together to ensure they have a brighter and safer future.  

Harbin Clinic pediatricians manage the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their patients in every stage of development. When it comes to fostering emotional and cognitive development, our pediatricians are specially trained to provide resources, tips and support to parents. Children see their pediatrician for an average of 15 well-child visits in their first five years, and this provides an ongoing opportunity for your provider to become an active health partner in their overall well-being. 

“We want to partner with our families,” says Dr. Henaro Sabino with Harbin Clinic Pediatrics Rome Davis Sabino. “And a partnership built on trust allows us to equip parents and caregivers with tools to support their child’s social, emotional and cognitive development.” 

Pediatrician Dr. Melissa Davis plants pinwheels at Pediatrics Rome Davis Sabino

Positive Parenting

Our pediatricians also work with families to provide positive parenting tools and techniques. Positive parenting helps build safe, stable and nurturing relationships between parents and children. Physical health is often linked to these early experiences, and the bonds between parent and child can impact how they develop self-esteem and social connections, and how they manage their feelings and behaviors. Check out more about positive parenting here.

Diaper Drive

Throughout April, Harbin Clinic pediatric offices in Adairsville, Cartersville and Rome and the Family Medicine Cedartown office are all hosting diaper drives to benefit local non-profits in Northwest Georgia. In addition to diaper donations, baby wipes, baby oil, and rash creams are also welcome. If you would like to donate items, bring them to one of the following Harbin Clinic locations by May 1:

Diaper Drive 2021 at Pediatrics Adairsville

We are grateful to work alongside our local partners who work directly with our community and advocate for children throughout the region. To learn more about these important organizations and where your diaper drive donations are going, or find more ways to help their missions, click on the names below.

From positive parenting to stress management to physical health for you and your family, Harbin Clinic cares completely for our community. Follow along throughout April to learn more about what you can do to raise awareness and help prevent child abuse and neglect. To schedule an appointment with a Harbin Clinic pediatrician, visit Harbin Clinic Pediatrics.

Content updated April 2023

Published April 4, 2022

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