Monday, March 5, 2012

What are you doing for Child Abuse Prevention Month?

Ribbon graphic by Niki_K [GFDL or CC-BY-SA], via Wikimedia Commons
So far, it seems that the only organization in the District doing anything for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April is Safe Shores with the first annual Cherishing Childhood Breakfast on April 3.   It looks like an interesting and inspiring event and it's free!   Equally impressive is that this event will "kick off a series of events" organized by Safe Shores to commemorate Child Abuse Prevention Month.

I find it rather surprising that the DC Children's Trust Fund has not announced any events for Child Abuse Prevention Month given their history.   They were founded expressly "to stimulate innovative programs directed toward the prevention of child abuse and neglect."   And more recently, they got back federal child abuse prevention money.   Managed by CFSA, that funding had supported parenting education programs reporting good outcomes.

I am equally surprised that I've not seen anything from Child and Family Services Agency; in the past, they've done their own events and put a calendar together of all events.

Is your organization sponsoring an event for Child Abuse Prevention Month?   Email me the details, including a link to the info online, and I'll blog it.

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