Child Abuse Prevention Month and More

April 4, 2018

 

Each April, people across the country join together for National Child Abuse Prevention Month, raising awareness and promoting ways to strengthen families in our communities. Here in Washington State CACWA is partnering with our amazing CACs and the Department of Early Learning to bring attention to the issue of child abuse and neglect. We encourage you to get involved and attend one of the many events taking place near you.

 

Dawson Place, Everett WA
Throughout the month of April Dawson Place will be displaying 100 yard signs and 720 pinwheels in strategic locations around the city of Everett.

 

Yakima County Child Advocacy Center, Yakima WA
April 3, 2018
The Yakima County Child Advocacy Center is hosting an event from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at Performance Park to raise awareness about child abuse. There will be music, popcorn, a message from the Prosecuting Attorney and a pinwheel planting ceremony.

 

Brigid Collins Family Support Center, Mt. Vernon WA
April 14, 2018
Join Brigid Collins Family Support Center for a night full of generosity, big hats, bow ties and bourbon to support the end of child abuse. Learn More

 

Monarch Childrens Justice and Advocacy Center, Lacey WA
April 17, 2018
Monarch will be hosting their 3rd Annual Fundraising Breakfast at Saint Martins University in Lacey. Learn More

 

Partners with Families, Spokane WA
April 18, 2018
Our Kids: Our Business is hosting a training a event called “The Science of Violence & Compassion” by Dr. Jeremy Richman. This dynamic training will help equip the community in our efforts to fight child abuse and neglect. Learn More

April 24, 2018
Join Partners With Families in their annual “Dine Out For Our Kids” event. On April 24th, restaurants throughout the city will donate a portion of their profit to help prevent child abuse and neglect.

April 26, 2018
Partners With Families will host an open house from 4-6pm to celebrate the opening of their new location.

 

Be a part of something bigger than yourself!

Raise Awareness
Use the hashtag #pinwheelsforprevention and #CACWA when you post photos of your events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

Wear Blue Day, April 6th
On April 6th wear your favorite blue jeans, blue hoodies, blue everything. One person can make a difference, and it can start with you.  Please join us and share your photos (#WearBlueDay).

Get Connected
Share your photos and stories on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Get Involved
Attend an event one of our amazing centers is hosting or become a volunteer. Contact a center near you to learn more about how you can help end child abuse and neglect in your community.

 

Governor Inslee Signs Bills

Photo courtesy of Washington State Legislative Support Services

 

We are thrilled to announce that Governor Inslee has signed two Important bills into law that will support our continued fight against child abuse and neglect. HB 1539(regarding a curriculum for the prevention of sexual abuse of students) and HB 2700(concerning the handling of child forensic interview and child interview digital recordings) are now the law of the land.

We thank Governor Inslee for signing these two bills into law and are grateful for the efforts of all who were instrumental in making this happen.

Read more about Erin’s Law.