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APRIL 2018
Calendar:
7 - Red Shoe Party
 - KidFest
9 - In-Service 

18 - CRB
23 - In-Service

27 - Volunteer Appreciation 

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

We believe that every child has a right to a safe childhood free of violence. April, Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, is an important time to start the conversation in our communities about how we can keep our children safe.

The first federal piece of legislation to protect children from abuse and neglect, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), was passed in 1974. In 1982, Congress took further steps toward identifying and preventing child abuse and recognized the first Child Abuse Prevention Week. Shortly after, the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month was designated in April. Since those early days, the focus on recognition and prevention has widened to include promoting healthy parenting and strong families through education and community support.

By rallying our neighbors, business, schools, friends and families, we can make a difference in the lives of children across the country. By promoting safety, awareness and dialogue, we can prevent abuse from happening in the first place and help keep our children safe. 

April Birthdays: 16th - Roger Schrock, 27th - Marlene Faul & Sheralyn Goering
Book of the month:

Before We Were Yours 

By Lisa Wingate
 
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge--until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents--but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility's cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

 

What does being nice have to do with child abuse prevention? - Lesley Taylor

The CASA Board of Directors purchased a table for the Red Shoe Party and would like to offer these tickets to our hard working volunteers.  If you (and a +1) would be interested in attending please let CASA staff know, there are limited seats available. 
CASA will have a booth at KidFest. Stop by and say "hi" to Bill. 


CASA: A Voice for Children, Inc. is a United Way Partner Agency.






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