Every Child Deserves a Chance. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, and throughout the year, we encourage all individuals and organizations to play a role in making our community and Montgomery County a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote children’s social and emotional well-being and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities.

Please take a look at some of the awareness events, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities in which CASA Child Advocates will be involved throughout the month, and commit to taking AT LEAST one action to help prevent child abuse and break the cycle.

TODAY is Child Abuse Prevention Day

Friday, April 8th is the official Child Abuse Prevention Day. CASA is urging everyone to WEAR BLUE and spread the word via their social media. CASA programs across the state of Texas will be changing their social media profile pictures to this image, and we are encouraging the community to do so as well, thereby raising awareness of our cause.

Hashtags for Facebook and Twitter:
#TheCASADifference
#TheCASAWay

Help us turn social media “CASA Blue” on April 8th and throughout the month!

 

Conversations with CASA

Join current CASA volunteers for casual conversations about becoming an Advocate for abused and neglected children. Now offering two events each month for busy schedules!

SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
APRIL 13, 2016
5:00 pm—7:00 pm
The Refuge Bar & Bistro (24 Waterway Ave., Ste. 110)
The Woodlands, Texas

Wind down your day with us while enjoying The Refuge’s happy hour specials.
View calendar for upcoming events.

THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
APRIL 20, 2016
9:00 am—11:00 am
La Madeleine French Café (9595 Six Pines Dr., Ste. 100)
The Woodlands, Texas

Come as you are, and enjoy complimentary coffee and light breakfast with us.
View calendar for upcoming events.

For more information, please contact Judi Foster, Director of Recruiting: Judi@CASASpeaks4Kids.com

Concert for Hope

2016 Child Abuse Awareness Concert

April 21st * 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Market Street, The Woodlands

The Concert for Hope is a Montgomery County community awareness event to promote child abuse awareness and prevention.

*** No charge to attend!  Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs. ***

The Concert for Hope is part of Market Street’s “Concert in the Park” Series and will feature the classic rock band, Summer Street.

Hosted by: Angel Reach, Arrow, Buchner, B2B, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, Children’s Safe Harbor, Community Youth Outreach, Child Protective Services, Depelchin, Love Fosters Hope, Montgomery County Child Protective Services Board, Montgomery County Youth Services, Orphan Care Network, and Orphan Care Solutions.

CLICK HERE TO ADD TO CALENDAR OR FOR DIRECTIONS

Blue Sunday

April 24th is the annual Blue Sunday day of prayer.

On Blue Sunday, churches pray for the victims of child abuse and their rescuers and caregivers. Blue Sunday began with some twenty churches and has now become an international event of 7.5 million plus participants.

You can participate in different ways, including registering your church, sharing a short video of your prayer and/or tweeting the event or sharing on Facebook.

Additional information and resources are available on the Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention Initiative website.