- April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month: National estimates are that over 700,000 children are victims of child abuse or neglect each year. In 2010, over 2,600 children were found to be victims of child abuse and neglect in the District of Columbia.
Join Child and Family Services Agency and others across the District as they participate in activities designed to raise awareness, educate and inform, and skill-up those who work with children and youth. Civic associations, schools, faith-based organizations, and communities can make an appreciable difference in the prevention of child abuse. Some ideas about what you can do are online (Word, .doc).
- Life After Foster Care: Expectations and Realities: This first in a series of youth permanency forums organized by CFSA's Office of Youth Empowerment (OYE) will feature young adults who transitioned from the CFSA foster care system and a multi-disciplinary panel adding insight to the discussion from their respective professions. The event is being held March 16 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at The Thurgood Marshall Center (1816 12th St NW). RSVP by Noon March 9 by calling 727-7505.
Future forums are tentatively scheduled for the months of June, September, and December.
- CFSA's budget hearing: The date for the CFSA budget hearing has been changed to April 18. As of March 1 at 8:00 pm, the City Council's budget hearing schedule did not reflect this change.