2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month Events

Did you know that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month? This is a special time for communities to work together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the well-being of children and families.

During the month of April and throughout the year, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services encourages organizations to cooperate to promote child abuse prevention across Texas.

Show your support for Child Abuse Prevention Month by attending one of the many events listed below. Events are organized by city and date.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Blue Sunday is a national day of prayer when churches recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month - praying for the end of child abuse and neglect, praying for the victims, and praying for those who rescue them. Blue Sunday is held in churches statewide and is open to the public. Contact your local church for more information.

Dress in blue on Go Blue Day, Friday, April 7, to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Go Blue Day in Texas is a statewide event, and participants include Child Protective Service staff members, law enforcement officials, judges, schools, hospitals, churches, and more. Contact your local CPS office for more information.

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18th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference - March 24 & 25, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Description: Every year in March, Champion for Children helps by leading communities throughout the state kick off Child Abuse Prevention/ Awareness Month with their annual conference, which will be observed March 24 and 25th 2017.
  • Location: Conference Center, 1100 N 6th St, Abilene, Texas 79601 
  • Participants: Professionals from Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Foster Parents, Social Workers, DFPS staff
  • Contact:  Champion For Children, 325-677-7895

Stomp Out Child Abuse hosted by BCFS Health and Human Services - April 22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Description: The event features a walk around Red Bud Park. Food, drinks, games and prizes will be available. Nonprofits will set up booths at the event.
  • Location: Red Bud Park, 3125 S. 32nd St., Abilene, TX 79605
  • Participants: The public, local nonprofits
  • Contact: 325-692-0033, www.facebook.com/bcfsabilene

2017 Child Abuse Awareness Event - April 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Description: Hosted by Fatherhood EFFECT Program this event is a "Stomp Out Child Abuse" Walk, with food, drinks, games, and activities.
  • Location: Red Bud Park, S 32nd St, Abilene, TX 79605
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: Lindsay Truelove at HT1016 @bcfs.net

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Jim Wells Festival - April 22, 2017, 11:00 A.M.--02:00 P.M.

  • Description:  This event is FREE and open to all the children of the community and their families!  Please join us as we raise community awareness of Child Abuse Prevention.   
  • Location:  Veterans Plaza on South Reynolds Street, Alice, Texas     
  • Participants: Open to the public, Jim Wells County Child Welfare Board, Child Protective Services, Brush Country CASA
  • Contact:   Martin Ornelas- 361-664-7826 or martin.ornelas@realinc.org

Jim Wells County Annual Candlelight Vigil - April 25, 2017, 07:00 P.M.

  • Description:  Please join us for a Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month.  It shouldn't hurt to be a child. End Child Abuse! Shatter the silence of Sexual Violence.
  • Location:  200 North Almond Street, Alice Texas, 78332      
  • Participants: Open to the public, Jim Wells County Child Welfare Board, Child Protective Services, Brush Country CASA
  • Contact:   Brenda Navarro- 361-595-7233 or Brenda.navarro_aa@sbcglobal.net

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4th Annual Karing4Kids Event – April 1, 10:00am

  • Description:  Annual Child Abuse Prevention Rally, sponsored by AAYC Community Center, event to raise awareness.  There will be community booths, Balloon release, face painting, immunizations, blood drive, youth performances, educational booths, drug abuse information session, games and food.
  • Location:  816 S. Van Buren, 79101
  • Participants:  Public is invited
  • Contact:  Matt Hite, 806-373-2292

17th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference - April 4, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Description: The conference features two speakers: Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD will discuss "Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families"; and Phylip J. Peltier will discuss "Forensic Bite Marks and Suspicious Burn Injuries."
  • Location: Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room, 401 S. Buchanan, Amarillo, TX 79101
  • Participants: Probation officers, school resource/law enforcement officers who work with youth, caseworkers, CASA volunteers, counselors, teachers, school administrators, nurses, foster or adoptive parents and all other related professionals.
  • Contact: Amarillo College, Criminal Justice Programs, P.O. Box 447, Amarillo, TX 79178
    (phone) 806-354-6081, (fax) 806-354-6074, www.actx.edu/cj/cap, criminaljustice@actx.edu

Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference -  April 4, 8:30am-4:30pm

  • Description:  Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference featuring speakers and workshops sponsored by Amarillo College and Child Abuse Prevention Advocates of Amarillo
  • Location:  Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room, 401 S. Buchanan, Amarillo 79101
  • Participants:  Public is invited
  • Contact:  Darla Ingram, darla.ingram@dfps.state.tx.us

Potter County Proclamation - April 10, 9:00 am

  • Description: Potter County Commissioner's Court will declare April Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Location: Potter County Courthouse, 500 S. Fillmore, Amarillo 79101
  • Participants: Community is invited
  • Contact: Betty Lovelady, blovelady7721@yahoo.com

Randall County Proclamation - April 11, 9:00am

  • Description: Randall County Commissioner's Court will declare April Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Location: Randall County Courthouse, 501 16th, Ste. 305, Canyon  79015
  • Participants: Community is Invited
  • Contact: Betty Lovelady, blovelady7721@yahoo.com

Venom Indoor Football game - April 22, 7:00pm

  • Description:  Awareness items, including t-shirts will be distributed throughout the game.
  • Location:  Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan  79101
  • Participants:  Community is invited
  • Contact:  Betty Lovelady, blovelady7721@yahoo.com

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Child Abuse Proclamation - April 4, 12:00PM

  • Description: Child Abuse Awareness Proclamation will be read at the CAC in Athens
  • Location: Maggie's House, 808 N. Prairieville, Athens
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: DeAnna Browning, 903.675.6100

SONIC Go Blue Promotion - April 21

  • Description: Live radio station broadcast from SONIC in Athens. Food promotions and proceeds to benefit Child Abuse Awareness.
  • Location: SONIC, 1402 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: SONIC, 903.675.8987

Go Blue Day - April 28, All Day

  • Description: Wear blue to show support and awareness for Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention
  • Location: Athens, TX
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: N/A

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Balloon Release - April 7, 11:45 AM

  • Description: Balloon release.
  • Location: Cass County Criminal Justice Center,100 Houston, Linden
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Rose Tisdale, 903.824.0380

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Light of Hope - April 13, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Description: Please help stop child abuse now! Every child has the right to grow up safe. Together we can make a difference. Free food, giveaways, and family activities.
  • Location: Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina St. Austin, TX 78702
  • Contact: Brenda Jones (512) 834-3851 brenda.jones@dfps.state.tx.us

Go Blue Day - Pinwheel Planting - April 7, 11:00 a.m.

  • Description: To express solidarity during Child Abuse Prevention Month, PEI is inviting Health and Human Services employees and the public to participate in Go Blue Day by wearing blue and joining in a pinwheel planting event on April 7, 11:00 am at the Winters Building in Austin. Planting a pinwheel symbolizes hope for children and reminds the community of the great futures we want for every child. The pinwheel garden will be on display through April 14.
  • Location: Winters Building, 501 West 51st St., Austin, TX 78714
  • Participants: Open to public and HHS employees
  • Contact: Joe Olivieri Joe.Olivieri@dfps.state.tx.us

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Bandera County Proclamation – April 3 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Description: Bandera County Proclamation, The CPS Risk Ranger mascots "Raven & Ricardo" will be there!
  • Location: Bandera County Courthouse : 500 Main St, Bandera TX 78003
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Call 830-796-3781 for more information

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Bastrop County Proclamation – April 11 2017, 5:00PM

  • Description: Bastrop County Proclamation signing and outdoor Child Abuse Prevention event
  • Location: Bstrop County Courthouse at the gazebo on the front lawn
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Mary Fox/CAC, 512/321-6161

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Go Blue Day! - April 7th, 10:00AM

  • Description: short walk on behalf of child abuse and neglect victims; press conference and proclamation reading
  • Location: Jefferson Co Courthouse
  • Participants: CPS Staff, community organizations, county CWB, Beaumont CP---open to public
  • Contact: Shari Pulliam, 409.718.7220

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Big Spring Child Abuse Awareness Community Event - Tuesday, April 11, 2017  6:00 - 7:30pm

  • Description - Free Event to includes a Hot Dog Dinner, Balloon Release, Live Music, and Family fun Night with games for the children, face painting and more. 
  • Location - Midland College, Beal Plaza  3600 N. Garfiled
  • Participants:  Open to the Public, Local Non-profits that assist families and children are invited to have information available
  • Contact:  Marci Leffler  432-368-2605  marci.leffler@dfps.state.tx.us

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Kendall County Proclamation – March 27 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Description: Kendall County Proclamation
  • Location: 201 East San Antonio Ave. Boerne TX 78006
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Kendall County Clerk's Office: 830-249-9343

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Proclamation Reading - March 27, 9:00 am

  • Description:  Reading of Proclamation by County Judge
  • Location:  500 Main Street, Stinnett  79083
  • Participants:  General public is invited to attend
  • Contact:  Carrie Burleson csburleson1@hotmail.com

Balloon Release - April 7th 1:00 pm

  • Description:  200 Balloons will be released to represent the number of children served at Christmas by the Hutchinson County Child Welfare Board and Community Partners Board, Blue Bracelets will be distributed, refreshments and pictures will be taken
  • Location:  301 W. 6th, Borger  79007
  • Participants:  Genera Public is invited
  • Contact:  Carrie Burleson, csburleson1@hotmail.com

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Proclamation of Blue Ribbon Day - April 10, 9:00 AM

  • Description: The Montague County Commissioners Court will sign a proclamation proclaiming April as Blue Ribbon Month in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness. There will be photos with the Montague County Child Welfare Board to kick off CAP events.
  • Location: Montague County Court House Annex, 101 Franklin, Montague, TX 76251
  • Participants: Open to public - media, CWB members, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Lorra Lierly, CWB Chair, 940-867-4483

Chisolm Trail 150 Events - Photos with Longhorn - April 23, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Description:  The Montague County Child Welfare Board will man a booth with CAP handouts to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention at the Bowie Knife exhibit by rodeo arena. A Longhorn steer with saddle for folks to have their children pictured riding on will be there.  Photos can be taken for a $10 donation and all proceeds go to CWB.
  • Location: Bowie Knife Exhibit (by rodeo arena), 413 Pelham Drive, Bowie, TX 76230
  • Participants: Open to public - media, CWB members, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Lorra Lierly, CWB Chair, 940-867-4483

Chisolm Trail 150 Events - Wild West Show - April 23, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Description:  The Montague County Child Welfare Board will man a booth with handouts to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention, at the Wild West Show by KR Woods in the rodeo arena. After the show a Longhorn Bull Calf, donated by Paul Stanley, will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to CWB.
  • Location: Bowie Rodeo Arena, 413 Pelham Drive, Bowie, TX 76230
  • Participants: Open to public - media, CWB members, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Lorra Lierly, CWB Chair, 940-867-4483

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Child Abuse Prevention Awareness - Week of April 1

  • Description: The Stephens County Child Welfare Board will put painted wooden faces of boys and girls representing abused and neglected children in Stephens Co with Blue Ribbons hanging on trees around the Co Courthouse.  They will also place Angel Crosses for each child that dies in Texas from abuse or neglect and have a walkway of knowledge with Precious Moments statues around courthouse.to bring awareness to abused and neglected children in Texas.
  • Location: Stephens County Courthouse, 200 W Walker St Ste. 115, Breckenridge, TX 76424
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Sharon Wimberley, (254) 559-0538

Proclamation of Blue Ribbon Day in Stephens County - April 27

  • Description: The Stephens County Judge will proclaim the 27th of April as Blue Ribbon Day in Stephens County to bring awareness to Child Abuse Preventions.
  • Location: Stephens County Courthouse, 200 W Walker St Ste. 115, Breckenridge, TX 76424
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups

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Child Abuse Prevention Fair - April 29, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Description: The Brown County Child Welfare Board will host a Child Abuse Prevention Fair. All entities associated with children in Care host booths with activities for children and families.
  • Location: Heartland Mall, 300 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Sherry Clark, (325) 647-6420

Proclamation by County Commissioners' Court – April 3, 9:00 AM

  • Description: The Brown County Child Welfare Board and interested citizens will be attending the Brown County Commissioner's meeting where Judge Ray West will read the proclamation naming April as Child Abuse Prevention month in Brown County.
  • Location: Brown County Courthouse, 1st Floor, 200 South Broadway, Brownwood, TX 76801
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Sherry Clark, (325) 647-6420

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Candlelight Vigil & Proclamation - April 3, 5:30PM

  • Description: Participants will hold a candle while the proclamation is being read.
  • Location: On the steps of the courthouse, 121 E Dallas St #302, Canton, TX 75103
  • Participants: CASA, Van Zandt County Child Welfare Board, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Sandy Hilliard, 903.567.5670

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Butterfly Release - April 13th, 4:30 PM

  • Description: Butterfly release in honor of child victims of abuse/neglect
  • Location: Square in Center
  • Participants: Shelby County CAC, CPS Staff, Law Enforcement---open to public
  • Contact:  Denise Merriman, 936-590-9864

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Proclamation - April 3rd, 4:00 PM

  • Description: Tyler CWB will present proclamation at Chester City Council Meeting
  • Location: Chester City Hall?
  • Participants: Tyler CWB, city council-- open to public
  • Contact: Terry Allen, 409.283.2503

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City of Cibolo Proclamation – March 28 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM & April 11 2017 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: City of Cibolo Proclamation for Child Abuse Awareness, Sexual Assault Awareness and National Crime Victims' Rights
  • Location: Cibolo City Hall: 200 Main St, Cibolo TX 78108
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Cibolo City Hall: 210-658-9900

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Proclamation Reading.  March 27, 2017 9:00 AM.

  • Description: Johnson County Commissioners and citizens will join together for a reading of a proclamation and announce April Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month. March 27, 2017 9:00 AM. 
  • Location: #2 N. Main Street, Room 201, Cleburne, TX 76033
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: None, open to public

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Butterfly Release and Proclamation - April 7th, 9:00 AM

  • Description: Butterfly release in honor of abuse and neglect victims; proclamation reading
  • Location: San Jacinto County Headstart, 941 Slade St
  • Participants: CPS Staff; San Jacinto CWB; Headstart--open to public
  • Contact: Anna Thorpe, 936.7678199

Caseworker Appreciation Luncheon - April 20th, 12:00 PM

  • Description: luncheon honoring CPS staff
  • Location: Children's Safe Harbor, 101 Slade, Coldspring
  • Participants: CPS Staff; San Jacinto CWB
  • Contact: Anna Thorpe, 936.7678199

Blue Sunday - April 30th, All Day

  • Description: getting churches involved by providing information on abuse/neglect as well as encouraging congregations to wear blue
  • Location: local churches
  • Participants: San Jacinto CWB; area churches, CPS staff--open to public
  • Contact: Anna Thorpe, 936.7678199

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Go Blue Social Media Challenge - April 07, 2017

  • Description: Last year, over 2,100 children were confirmed victims of abuse or neglect in Collin County. Bring awareness to this critical issue on Friday, April 7th by wearing blue. Post a photo wearing blue on social media using #istandup. Tag Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County to enter our Go Blue competition. Learn more at caccollincounty.org/istandup Social media recognition will be given to:Largest Group, Most Creative, Best Selfie    
  • Location:   Collin County
  • Participants:   Public.   
  • Contact:  http://caccollincounty.org/istandupp

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Proclamation - April 11th, 7:00PM

  • Description: CWB will present proclamation to Colmesneil City Council
  • Location: unknown
  • Participants: Tyler CWB; CPS Staff, Colmesneil City Council--open to public
  • Contact: Terry Allen, 409.283.2503

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Go Blue Day - April 03, 2017, 08:00 A.M.--05:00 P.M.

  • Description:  Join us at the Nueces County Courthouse as we recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.  Pamphlets, blue ribbons, pens, and other items will be given away to all who attend.   
  • Location:   901 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401, Nueces County Courthouse     
  • Participants:   Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Staff, Nueces County Child Welfare Board, Nueces County Social Services, Nueces County Community Partners Board. This event is open to the public.   
  • Contact:   Al Cardenas 361-878-3561, alfonso.cardenas@dfps.state.tx.us

Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Reading - April 11, 2017, 11:30 A.M.

  • Description:  Join us at the City of Corpus Christi City Council Meeting for the reading of proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.     
  • Location:   1201 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401,      
  • Participants:   Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Staff, Nueces County Child Welfare Board, Nueces County Social Services, Nueces County Community Partners Board. Child Placing Agencies.  This event is open to the public. 
  • Contact:   Al Cardenas 361-878-3561, alfonso.cardenas@dfps.state.tx.us

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La Salle County Proclamation – April 3 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Description: La Salle County Proclamation
  • Location: 101 Courthouse Square, Cotulla TX 78014
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: La Salle County Court Office: 830-483-5120

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Flag Raising Ceremony - April 10th, 12:00PM

  • Description: Flag raising Ceremony and proclamation reading
  • Location: Houston County Courthouse
  • Participants: Houston CWB; CPS Staff--open to public
  • Contact: Tim Allen, 936.204.3050

Midmorning Coffee - April 27th, 10:00AM

  • Description: meeting honoring CPS staff and Law Enforcement
  • Location: Houston County Civic Center
  • Participants: CPS Staff, Houston Co Chamber of Commerce, Houston CO CWB, Law Enforcement--open to public
  • Contact: Tim Allen, 936.204.3050

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DeWitt County Proclamation – April 6 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Description: DeWitt County Proclamation, The CPS Risk Ranger mascot "Raven" will be there!
  • Location: Cuero City Park: 201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive, Cuero TX 77954
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Call 361-275-0864 for more information

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The Fiesta De La Familia / Family Day Festival – April 20 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Description: 4th Annual Family Day Festival invites children and their families to enjoy a fun evening! Please join us for some fun & games.
  • Location: Crystal City High School (Cafeteria) : 1101 North 11th Ave. Crystal City TX 78839
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Joanne Martinez, (830) 255-3600

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Proclamation Reading April 4, 2017 9:00 AM.

  • Description: Dallas County Commissioners and citizens will join together for a reading of a proclamation and announce April Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month.   
  • Location: Dallas County Commissioners Court,  411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202
  • Participants: Open to public

Dallas County Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Event April 7, 2017 11:00 AM.

  • Description: STAND UP!!!!!....The Child Abuse Prevention Coalition and Partners will be hosting an annual Awareness Event.
  • Location: Dallas CASA 2757 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: Bobby Chesher, bobby.chesher@dfps.state.tx.us

City of Dallas Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Campaign April 7, 2017 11:00

  • Description: "Big D" Skyline goes BLUE…for Texas Go Blue Day.  The iconic skyline lights of Omni Hotel, Bank Of America Building and several others will illuminate blue to promote awareness and prevention and to honor the children who lost their life due to child abuse and neglect. 
  • Location: Dallas skyline
  • Participants, Open to public
  • Contact; None, public display only

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Community March March 31, 2017.  10:30 AM.

  • Description: Join CASA of Denton County and the Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County as we march from the Denton Civic Center to the Denton Square in awareness of child abuse. We'll pass out pinwheels on the Square to help spread the word about how to get involved! Wearing blue is encouraged to help us stand out.
  • Location: Sign in at Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney Street, Denton, TX 76201
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: RSVP to djensen@casadenton.org or call 940-243-2272

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Pinwheel Event - April 7

  • Description:  Castro County Child Welfare Board will place pinwheels on courthouse lawn, remembering the victims of child abuse and neglect
  • Location:  100 E. Bedford,  79027
  • Participants:  General Public is invited to participate
  • Contact:  Joe Josselet, josseletj@gmail.com

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20th Annual Hidalgo County Child Abuse Prevention Candlelight Vigil - Every Child Has A Chance: It's You - April 06, 2017, 05:45 P.M.

  • Description:  5:45 p.m. Walk from CASA to the Courthouse, 6:30 p.m. Vigil starts at Hidalgo County Courthouse Lawn.  Please join us for a public awareness walk and candlelight vigil to raise awareness in our community and to remember those we have lost to child abuse.
  • Location:  1001 South 10th Avenue, Edinburg, Texas 78539  
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact:   Bianca Lopez 956-381-0346

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Blue Ribbon Proclamation at the Courthouse - April 1

  • Description: Eastland County Judge Rex Fields will proclaim April as Blue Ribbon Child Abuse Prevention Month in Eastland County.  The Eastland County Child Welfare Board will place 202 Angels in the grounds around the courthouse to represent the children in Texas who died as a result of abuse or neglect and will hang ribbons and faces on trees around courthouse representing children in care in Eastland County.
  • Location: Eastland County Courthouse, 100 W Main St, Eastland, TX 76448
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Roberta Broussard, (254) 631-0884

Pinwheels at the Courthouse - Week of April 17

  • Description: The Eastland County Child Welfare Board along with CASA will put 500 blue pinwheels to bring awareness to abused and neglected children in Texas. County Judge will issue Blue Ribbon Day Proclamation.
  • Location: Eastland County Courthouse, 100 W Main St, Eastland, TX 76448
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Roberta Broussard, (254) 631-0884

Kids Day at the Lumberyard - Week of April 29, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Description: The Eastland County Child Welfare Board will hold a Kids day with food and activities for children and Child abuse prevention tips and awareness.
  • Location: The Lumberyard Events Center, 209 W Main St, Eastland, TX 76448
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Roberta Broussard, (254) 631-0884

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Freestone County Proclamation – April 5 2017, 4:30 PM – 10:30am

  • Description: Proclamation signing and balloon release for children in care in Freestone County
  • Location: Downtown Courthouse
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Karen Oliver @ kniecy32001@yahoo.com  

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Brooks County Childrens Festival - April 08, 2017, 11:00 P.M.- 02:00 P.M.

  • Description:   This event is FREE and open to all the children of the community and their families!  Please join us as we raise community awareness of Child Abuse Prevention. 
  • Location:  Falfurrias, Texas, 78355  
  • Participants: Public is invited, Brooks County Child Welfare Board, Brush Country CASA, Child Protective Services
  • Contact: Brenda Navarro- 361-595-7233 or Brenda.navarro_aa@sbcglobal.net

Brooks County Childrens Festival - April 08, 2017, 11:00 P.M.- 02:00 P.M.

  • Description:   This event is FREE and open to all the children of the community and their families!  Please join us as we raise community awareness of Child Abuse Prevention. 
  • Location:  Falfurrias, Texas, 78355  
  • Participants: Public is invited, Brooks County Child Welfare Board, Brush Country CASA, Child Protective Services
  • Contact: Brenda Navarro- 361-595-7233 or Brenda.navarro_aa@sbcglobal.net

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Wilson County Proclamation – April 12 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Description: Wilson County Proclamation
  • Location: 1420 3rd St. Floresville TX 78114
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Wilson County Court Office: 830-393-7303

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Kendra Scott Gives Back Event - April 12, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Description: Enjoy bubbles and bites while you shop to benefit Alliance For Children. 20% of all sales donated to Alliance For Children.
  • Location: Kendra Scott University Park, 1612 S. University Dr. #401, Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Kendra Scott Store

Breakfast with Margaret Hoelzer- April 3, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

  • Description: Breakfast with Margaret Hoelzer" - Three-Time Olympic Medalist, Child Abuse Survivor and Advocate
  • Location: 2800 S. University Dr Fort Worth, TX 76109.
  • Participants: Open to public. 
  • Contact: RSVP to:  smcmillon@allianceforchildren.org

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Annual Blue Ribbon Day – April 5 2017, 3:00PM

  • Description: Child Abuse Awareness Day
  • Location: Courthouse Square in Franklin, Texas(ribbons will be hung at the courthouse)
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Stephanie Sanders @  steph69@valornet.com

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Proclamation of Blue Ribbon Day - April 5, 12:00 PM

  • Description: The Graham Mayor, Jack Graham will proclaim April as Blue Ribbon Month in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness. There will be photos with the Young County Child Welfare Board to kick off CAP events.
  • Location: Horizon Bay 1015 Cliff Dr., Graham, TX 76450
  • Participants: Open to public - media, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Isabell Smith, (940) 550-9342

Week of the Young Child - April 21 - 28, 9:00 AM

  • Description: The Week of the Young Child Committee starts their week of the Young Child events on Thursday April 27th with children's activities starting at 9AM and a parade at 10AM downtown, followed by fun events for children and families - expect between 275-300 children to participate.  At the close of the event they will have a balloon release to represent the number of confirmed victims of child abuse and neglect in Young County.  The Young County CWB and Children's Advocacy Center-Virginias House will work together in handing out refreshments. They will also host the Heart Gallery photos in 4 locations in Graham to encourage more adoptions and Foster family recruitment.
  • Location: Downtown, Graham, TX 76450
  • Participants: Open to public - media, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Isabell Smith, (940) 550-9342

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Medina County Strengthening Families Festival – April 21 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Description: Valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting social and emotional well-being of children and families in our communities.
  • Location: Hondo Police Department: 1101 16th St. Hondo TX 78861
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Call 830-426-8848 for more information

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Blue Sunday - April 30th, ALL DAY

  • Description: getting churches involved by providing information on abuse/neglect as well as encouraging congregations to wear blue
  • Location: local churches
  • Participants: Houston CWB; area churches, CPS staff, Ministerial Alliance--open to public
  • Contact: Tim Allen, 936.204.3050

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Proclamation - April 13th, 6:30PM

  • Description: CWB will present proclamation to Ivanhoe City Council
  • Location: unknown
  • Participants: Tyler CWB; CPS Staff, Ivanhoe City Council--open to public
  • Contact: Terry Allen, 409.283.2503

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Luncheon to Honor CPS, CASA, Child Welfare Board - April 6, 6:00 PM (please RSVP)

  • Description: Kiwanis Club is honoring CPS, CASA, Cherokee Child Welfare Board and others with a luncheon at 12 noon.  By invitation only. 
  • Location: Cornerstone Baptist Church gym, 1720 S. Bolton, Jacksonville
  • Participants: INVITIATION ONLY, CASA, Cherokee County Child Welfare Board, Kiwanis Club
  • Contact: Nancy Washburn. nwashburn@suddenlink.net

Appreciation Banquet - April 24, 6:00 pm

  • Description: Cherokee County Child and Family Service Board will hold its annual Appreciation Banquet honoring foster parents, CPS workers, County officials, and more.
  • Location: First United Methodist Church, 1031 E. Lop 456, Jacksonville
  • Participants: CPS Staff, Foster Parents, County Officials, and more.
  • Contact: Shirley Reese, 903.586.4116

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Atascosa County Proclamation – April 6 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Description: Atascosa County Proclamation
  • Location: 1 Courthouse Circle Dr. Jourdanton TX 78026
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Atascosa County Court Office: 830-767-2511

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Karnes County Proclamation – April 5 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Description: Karnes County Proclamation
  • Location: 101 Panna Maria, Karnes City TX 78118
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Karnes County Court Office: 830-780-3732

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Police Bike Race to End Child Abuse at Keller Townhall, April 1, 2017 2:15 pm

  • Description: This race is a cycling competition fundraiser benefiting Alliance for Children (AFC).  The mission of AFC is to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services and community education.  The goal of AFC is to minimize the trauma of the abuse so that children and families can begin to heal.  The goal of this event is to raise awareness and provide financial support to this great organization.  The course is six miles long through the streets and trail systems (a mountian bike is recommended) of Keller.  The citizen race is the same course as the police course.  The citizen race starts at 2:15 PM and the police race begins at 3:15 PM.  Police officers riding in the race will be in full uniform.  We just added a new event this year, the Mayor's Race.  This race will have the Mayor's of Keller and neighboring cities ride a short course while on children's bicycles. 
  • Location: 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller, Tx 76248
  • Participants: Registration required. Cost $35.00 Open to public.
  • Contact: James Intia      jintia@kellerpd.com

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Kleberg County Child Abuse Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil - We can't do everything, but we can ALL do something - April 11, 2017, 07:00 P.M.

  • Description:  Please join us for a Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month.  We invite you to wear blue in honor of all child victims of abuse and neglect.
  • Location:  Kleberg County Courthouse, 700 East Kleberg Avenue, Kingsville, Texas 78363   
  • Participants: Open to the public, Kleberg County Child Welfare Board, Child Protective Services and Brush Country CASA.
  • Contact:   Brenda Navarro- 361-595-7233 or Brenda.navarro_aa@sbcglobal.net

Kleberg County 12th Annual Children's Spring Festival - April 29, 2017, 11:00 A.M.--02:00 P.M.

  • Description:  This event is FREE and open to all the children of the community and their families!  Please join us as we raise community awareness of Child Abuse Prevention. 
  • Location:  Thompson Park on Armstrong St. and Caesar St. Kingsville, Texas 78363
  • Participants: Open to the public, Kleberg County Child Welfare Board, Child Protective Services and Brush Country CASA.
  • Contact:   Brenda Navarro- 361-595-7233 or Brenda.navarro_aa@sbcglobal.net

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1st Annual Child Abuse Prevention Month Vigil - April 03, 2017, 6:00 PM

  • Description:  Join us in recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This event brings awareness and recognition that child abuse and neglect is rampant in our Communities and all citizens need to be vigilant in bringing the abuse/neglect of children to an end. 
  • Location:  DFPS Parking Lot, 4611 Foster Avenue, Laredo, Texas 78041
  • Participants:  Texas Department of Family and Protective Services staff, Law Enforcement officials, Judges, Voz de Ninos CASA, Childrens Advocacy Center of Laredo, SCAN, Child Placing Agencies, Casa De Misericordia, Diocese of Laredo and Community Churches. This event is open to the public. 
  • Contact:  Maria Meza-956-721-2956, Maria.Meza@dfps.state.tx.us and Marissa Cordova-Ramirez-956-764-6062, Marissa.CordovaRamirez@dfps.state.tx.us

Voz De Ninos CASA, 18th  Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference: It Takes a Team to Protect a Child - April 26, 2017, 08:00 a.m.

  • Description:  Opening remarks by Isidro R. "Chilo" Alaniz, Webb and Zapata District Attorney Topics in this Conference are Human Trafficking, Grooming Behaviors Among Child Molesters, Maintaining Professional Student-Teacher Relationships to name a few. Meals and Credit Hours provided. Regular Fee: $75.00, Student Fee: $25.00  
  • Location:  Texas A&M International University, 5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, Texas 78041
  • Participants:  It is open to the Public, Law Enforcement, Nurses, Social Workers, Child Advocates, Teachers etc.,  
  • Contact:  956-712-1840, frontdesk@caclaredo.org

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Llano County Go Blue Day – April 5 2017, 4:30 PM  

  • Description: Child Abuse Awareness Day
  • Location: Llano County Courthouse Lawn
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Dena Wilson 830/613-9669

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CASA Blue Jeans and Denim - April 1, 6:00 PM

  • Description: Fundraiser.
  • Location: Maude Cobb, 100 Grand, Longview
  • Participants:  Open to the Public, $75 each
  • Contact: CASA, 903.753.8093

Proclamation and Balloon Release - April 12, 9:00 am

  • Description: Proclamation to be read and a balloon release will follow. 
  • Location: Ned E. Williams Elementary, 5230 Estes Parkway, Longview, Texas 75603
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Nancy Mumford, 903.233.5228 (office) 903.343.4858 (cell)

Soft Launch of Gregg County Care Portal - April 24, 6:00 pm

  • Description: Soft launch of Gregg county Care Portal
  • Location: First Lutheran Church, 3901 Bill Owens Pkwy., Longview
  • Participants: CPS Staff, area churches and stakeholders
  • Contact: Tonya Fuller, 903.216.5878

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Child Abuse Prevention Conference - March 24, 8am-4pm

  • Description: Regional Prevention Conference featuring noted guest speakers and workshops
  • Location: Covenant Health System-Children's Hospital Campus, 24th and Quaker,  79410
  • Participants: Nurses, Physicians, and Social Workers
  • Contact: Leslie Cranford, cranfordla1@covhs.org

Stand Up For Kids Event - March 25, 10:00 am

  • Description:  Event to remember children who are victims of sexual abuse
  • Location:  Buddy Holly Park, 600 N. University  79401
  • Participants:  Family Event for General Public
  • Contact:  Judy Powell, jpowell@safeplace4kids.org

Kickoff for GO BLUE - March 31, 8:00am

  • Description:  Kickoff for GO BLUE and Child Abuse Awareness Month hosted by United Way, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Child Abuse Prevention Coalition, and ABC Rodeo.
  • Location:  Lubbock Area United Way, 1655 Main St.  79401
  • Participants:  Invited Guests
  • Contact:  Carolyn Simpson, csimpson@liveunitedlubbock.org

GO BLUE Lubbock Weekend - March 31 - April 2, All Day Events                    

  • Description:  Bringing awareness to child abuse and neglect, by wearing blue at home, school and work
  • Location -
  • Participants -  General public, businesses and schools
  • Contact -  Carla Olson, carla.olson@parentingcottage.org

75th Annual ABC Pro Rodeo - March 31, 7:30 pm

  • Description:  Blue Ribbons will be given to all in attendance
  • Location:  City Bank Coliseum, 4th and Boston  79409
  • Participants: Family event for the general public
  • Contact:  Scott Peterson,  806-252-8792

University Medical Center Pinwheel Ceremony - March 31, 10:00 am

  • Description:  Pinwheel Ceremony remember abused children
  • Location:  UMC, 602 Indiana,  79403
  • Participants:  UMC Employees, Staff, Patients
  • Contact:  Eric Finley, eric.finley@umchealthsystem.com

Blue Ribbon Tying Ceremony - April 5, 1:00pm

  • Description:  Awareness Event remembering children who are victims of child abuse and neglect
  • Location:  Covenant Children's Hospital, 4015 22nd,  79410
  • Participants:  General public
  • Contact:  Leslie Cranford, cranfordla1@covhs.org

Walk A Mile - April 22, 8:30 am

  • Description:  Awareness Event for children who are victims of child abuse and neglect and domestic violence
  • Location:  South Plains Mall Food Court, 6002 Slide Rd,  79414
  • Participants:  General Public
  • Contact:  www.voiceofhopelubbock.org, 806-763-7273

Blue Ribbon Rally - April 29, 10am - 6pm

  • Description:  Car and Motorcycle Rally to bring awareness to child abuse and neglect
  • Location:  Depot Entertainment District, 19th and Buddy Holly Ave.  79401
  • Participants:  General Public
  • Contact:  www.familyguidancecenterlubbock.org, 806-747-5577

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Balloon Release & Proclamation - April 3, 10:00AM

  • Description: Balloon release in honor of victims of Abuse/Neglect; Former youth in care will be guest speaker for event; judge will read proclamation; reception will follow
  • Location: Front lawn of Angelina County Courthouse
  • Participants: CPS staff, Lufkin CP, local CAC, Angelina Co CWB, open to public
  • Contact: Kim Riddle, 936.635.8421

Caseworker Appreciation Breakfast - April h, 8:30AM

  • Description: Breakfast provided by Lufkin Community partners in honor of CPS staff
  • Location: Lufkin CPS Office
  • Participants: CPS staff, Lufkin CP
  • Contact: Tammi Axelson

Prevention in the Park- April 5, 12:00-1:00PM

  • Description: Booths and speakers from community will come together to prevent child abuse
  • Location: Louis Bronaugh Park
  • Participants: CPS Staff, Law enforcement, Family Crisis Center, local CAC
  • Contact: Family Crisis Center

Lufkin Spring Fest - April 22

  • Description: Free community event with booths, vendors, games, and food
  • Location: Downtown Lufkin
  • Participants: CPS Staff, Angelina Co CWB, local organizations/vendors---open to public
  • Contact: unknown

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City of Marion Proclamation – April 3 2017 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

  • Description: City of Marion Proclamation for Child Abuse Awareness, Sexual Assault Awareness and National Crime Victims' Rights
  • Location: Marion City Hall: 303 S. Center St. Marion TX 78124
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Marion City Hall: 830-914-2391

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Blue Ribbon Run, The Race to End Child Abuse - Saturday April 8, 2017  7:30 am

  • Description -    Registiration is at 7:30,1K Fun Run begins at 8:30, 5K Run/Walk begins at 9:00 (chip Timed event). 
  • Location- Midland Memorial Stadium - Garfiled &Cuthbert  Midland, TX
  • Particpants: Open to the Public
  • Contact:  Tricia Nelson 432-631-2872

Child Abuse Awareness Community Event - Tuesday, April 11, 2017  6:00 - 7:30pm

  • Description - Free Event to includes a Hot Dog Dinner, Balloon Release, Live Music, and Family fun Night with games for the children, face painting and more. 
  • Location - Midland College, Beal Plaza  3600 N. Garfiled
  • Participants:  Open to the Public, Local Non-profits that assist families and children are invited to have information available
  • Contact:  Marci Leffler  432-368-2605  marci.leffler@dfps.state.tx.us

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Blue The  Basin - Saturday April 1, 2017   11:00 am - 2pm

  • Description - Free Event to celebrate the first day of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Family friendly event will include a jumper for the children, musical performances by The  West Texas Jazz Ensemble, food available for purchase from Curb Side Bistro and Cane d'Oro Pizza trucks.  Games for the children and information for parents.
  • Location - Harmony home Children's Advocacy Center - 910 S. Grant Ave, Ste C Odessa 79761
  • Participants:  Open to the Public, Local Non-profits that assist families and children are invited to have information available
  • Contact:  Marci Leffler  432-368-2605  marci.leffler@dfps.state.tx.us

Chick-fil-a/Rainbow Room Child Abuse Awareness Event - Thursday April 6, 2017 5:30-8:30 pm

  • Description - Event to promote Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention.  Children can have their picture taken with Chick-fil-a mascot and Star War's Storm Troopers.  Other activities for children.  Family Friendly Event. If you bring a package of new children's sock or underwear you will receive a coupon for free sandwich!
  • Location - Chick-fil-A  3805 E 42nd St.  Odessa, TX
  • Participants -   Open to the Public
  • Contact - Sara Yarbrough 432-210-3335  sara.yarbrough@dfps.state.tx.us

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Pulled Pork and Baked Potato Lunch and Family Basket Drawing. April 29 at 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

  • Description: Lunch and family basket drawing
  • Location: Southside Church of Christ 1404 SE 25th Ave, Mineral Wells, TX 76067
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: Connie B. 940-445-0797 or Connie P. 940-328-2220.

Palo Pinto Child Welfare Board Fundraiser.  April 7, 2017 an all-day event.

  • Description: Area merchants such as Chili's, Pastafina, Mesquite Pit and Hickey's Dairy Queen will give a portion of Texas Go Blue day's proceeds to area organizations that raise awareness and provide support service to those affected by abuse and neglect.
  • Location: Select merchants listed above
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Select merchants listed above

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5K Run - April 22, 9:00 am

  • Description:  5K Run Event, sponsored by the Bailey County Child Welfare Board to raise awareness, with all proceeds going to the Muleshoe Rainbow Room.  A $25.00 entry fee for all participants
  • Location:  The New City Park, 1611 Ave. D  79347
  • Participants:  General Public is invited to participate
  • Contact:  Robin Friskup, robinfriskup@yahoo.com

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Pinwheel Project - April 3rd, 4:30 PM

  • Description: Butterfly release in honor of child victims of abuse/neglect
  • Location: Nacogdoches County Courthouse
  • Participants: Harold's House CAC, Nacogdoches CWB, CASA, CPS Staff
  • Contact: Lisa King, 936-560-2338

Caseworker Appreciation Luncheon - April 6th, 12:00 PM

  • Description: Breakfast provided by Nacogdoches CWB in honor of CPS staff
  • Location: Nacogdoches CPS Office
  • Participants: CPS Staff
  • Contact:  Lisa King, 936-560-2338

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Proclamation - April 4, 2:00 pm

  • Description: Reading of proclamation during Commissioners Court
  • Location: Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division, Orange
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: 409.882.7055

Art in the Park - April 8th, All day

  • Description: Free community event with booths, vendors, games, and food
  • Location: downtown Orange
  • Participants: local organizations/vendors, CPS staff, Orange CWB & CP--open to public
  • Contact: unknown

Vigil - April 10, 6:00 pm

  • Description: Vigil to bring awareness about child abuse issues and prevention
  • Location: Orange County Courthouse Steps, 801 W. Division, Orange
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: 409.882.7055

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Free Movie Event - Saturday, April 15, 10:30 am

  • Description:  Gray County Child Welfare Board and CASA of the High Plains will host a free movie (limited to the first 300 people).  The movie shown will be "Boss Baby".  Awareness items will be distributed to the community.  Concessions will be available but not included.
  • Location:  Cinema 4, 1201 N. Hobart  79065
  • Participants:  Limited to the first 300 participants
  • Contact:  Lisa Gray, lisa@hpcasa.org

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Frio County Proclamation – April 28 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Description: Frio County Proclamation
  • Location: 500 E San Antonio St, Pearsall TX 78061
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Frio County Court Office: 830-334-2154

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Go Blue Day - April 7, 9:00 am

  • Description:  Hale County Child Welfare Board members will be placing 300 blue flags on the courthouse square with the County Judge reading the Proclamation
  • Location: Hale County Courthouse, 500 Broadway  79072
  • Participants:  General Public is invited to participate
  • Contact:  Anna Rigler, akrigler@suddenlink.net

Blue Sunday - April 2, 9:30am

  • Description:  First Baptist Church will hand out awareness information and information on Foster/Adopt
  • Location:  First Baptist Church, 205 W. 8th  79072
  • Participants:  Public is invited
  • Contact:  Ron Warren, ron@firstplainview.com

Annual Truck Raffle - May 3, 12:00 noon

  • Description:  Annual Truck Raffle to Raise Awareness and benefit the Rainbow Room.  450 chances will be sold for $100.00 each to win a new truck
  • Location:  Plainview Country Club, 2902 W. 4th,  79072
  • Participants:  General Public is invited
  • Contact:  Linda Gail Walker, ktlg2@suddenlink.net

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Family Compass Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month & Car Seat Inspection/Education Event - April 1, 2017 9:00AM to 1:00PM (by appointment only)

  • Description: Bring your child and car seat to have your car seat inspected by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Location: Parking Lot at Children's Advocacy Center of Collin Co. 2205 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX 75074
  • Contact: Tiffany Tepper at ttepper@family-compass.org to schedule an appointment

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Proclamation - April 4, 11:30 am

  • Description: Proclamation signing
  • Location: Polk County Courthouse, 101 W. Church St., Livingston
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: 936.327.6814

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Candlelight Vigil - April 21, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

  • Description: Candlelight Vigil and Balloon Release. There will be booths, games, music, and food. Guest speaker will be Detective Audrey "Nikki" Wright, from Crimes Against Children and Internet Crimes Against Children. Updated info will be posted on the Facebook page "Candlelight Vigil for Wood County"
  • Location: Governor Jim Hogg City Park, Hwy 37 & Main, Quitman, TX
  • Participants: Open to the Public, CPS Staff, Child Welfare Board, CASA, Law Enforcement.
  • Contact: Mary Pruett, marypruett4him@gmail.com

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5k Run– April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM

  • Description: 5k Color run for Child Abuse Prenvention
  • Location: Downtown Rockdale, Texas
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Jeanie Weed jweed@suddenlink.net

 

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Casino Night – April 3 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

  • Description: Benefit for the foster children in Williamson County
  • Location: Williamson Couty Expo Center
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Susan Komandosky 512/365-7396

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Prevention of Child Abuse/Child Abuse Awareness - April 4, 12:00PM

  • Description: County Judge Chris Davis will present a Proclamation; Judge Janice Stone will be the featured speaker.  Music, entertainment and food will be provided.
  • Location: Courthouse, 135 N Main St #3, Rusk, TX 75785
  • Participants: Open to the Public, County Judges, CASA, Cherokee County Child Welfare Board
  • Contact: Tonya Fuller, tonya.fuller@dfps.state.tx.us

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Picnic in the Park Saturday April 8, 2017 2:00-4:00

  • Description - Free Event for the Community with activities and food for families
  • Location -  Kirby Park 1401 Edmund Blvd.  San Angelo, TX
  • Partipants:  Open to the Public
  • Contact - John Schkade  325-657-8986  john.schkade@dfps.state.tx.us

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Blue Ribbon Task Force – South Side Town Hall - March 23 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Description: Discuss the community's needs as they relate to keeping our children safe
  • Location: McCollum High School (Cafeteria) : 500 W Formosa Blvd, San Antonio TX 78221
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Carrie Wilcoxson, 210-300-0008

In the City for Good – April 3 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Description: Join the first convening conversation of San Antonio's Faith-Based Initiative
  • Location: Whitley Conference Center Oblate School of Theology: 285 Oblate Dr. San Antonio TX 78216
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Rev. Ann E. Helmke, 210-207-5036. RSVP by 3/30/17. For quick event details and to register, please go to this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-the-city-for-good-registration-32725237065

Bexar County Kick-Off Press Conference – April 3 2017, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Description: 2017 National Crime Victims' Rights Week – Victim's Tribute
  • Location: 100 Dolorosa San Antonio TX 78205 (by the water fountain)
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Cynthia Yahn, (210) 335-2733 and/or e-mail cjahn@bexar.org

Bexar County Proclamation – April 4 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Description: Bexar County Proclamation
  • Location: 101 W Nueva St. San Antonio TX 78204
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Bexar County Clerk's Office: 210-335-2216

The Blue Breakfast – April 5 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Description: This symposium will discuss the issue of child abuse, and feature speakers: Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, Judge Peter Sakai, CEO of CASA Rick Cooke, and CEO of SJRC Texas Tara Roussett.
  • Location: The San Antonio Area Foundation: 303 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio TX 78215
  • Participants: open to public & free
  • Contact: Organized by the St. Jude's Ranch for Children. Please RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blue-breakfast-tickets-32363297494

Bexar County Wreath Laying Ceremony – April 6 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Description: The Victims' Tribute will include a memorial wreath blessing, candle lighting and wreath laying ceremony.  All agencies in Bexar County that provide services, either directly or indirectly to crime victims are being invited to participate and place a wreath during the event.
  • Location: 100 Dolorosa, San Antonio TX 78204
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Cynthia Yahn, (210) 335-2733 and/or e-mail cjahn@bexar.org

9th Annual Fiesta, Guardians of the Children – Von Army Children's Fair – April 15th 2017, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Description: Come and see your favorite superheroes presented by HEROS and more! Free kids bicycle raffle, live music, free hot dogs and drinks.
  • Location: The event will be held at Plaza Guadalupe : 1327 Guadalupe St. San Antonio TX 78207
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Call 210-789-4281 for more information

Bexar County United Way Kids Festival – April 29 2017, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Description: Join the United Way for a free, fun, family event! An official FIESTA event.
  • Location: Lockwood Park : 801 North Olive St, San Antonio TX 78202
  • Participants: open to public & free
  • Contact: For more information visit: www.unitedwaysatx.org/kids-festival or call The United Way at 210-352-7106

Bexar County Kids Day in the Park – April 22 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Description: Come enjoy a free family event!
  • Location: Rosedale Park : 340 Dartmouth, San Antonio TX 78237
  • Participants: open to public & free
  • Contact: Mary Lou Stelzig-Rendon, 210-415-5015

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Cameron County 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil for Child Abuse Prevention - April 11, 2017, 06:00 P.M.

  • Description:  Please join us for a Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month.  It shouldn't hurt to be a child. End Child Abuse! Shatter the silence of Sexual Violence.
  • Location:  Maggie's House, 1390 W. Expressway 83, San Benito, Texas      
  • Participants: Open to the public, Child Protective Services and Cameron Count Children's Advocacy Center
  • Contact:   956-361-3313, www.cameroncountycac.com

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5th Annual Duval County Children's Spring Festival - April 08, 2017, 11:00 A.M.--02:00 P.M.

  • Description:  Please join us and GO BLUE! Raise Awareness.  Free games, entertainment and plenty of chances to win prizes.  This event is open to all the children of the community and their families and it is FREE!  Please join us in making this Spring Festival a Success.
  • Location:  San Diego Plaza Alcala, 200 West Gravis, San Diego, Texas 78384           
  • Participants: Open to the public, Duval County Child Welfare Board, Child Protective Services
  • Contact:   Sandra Morin 361-279-7054 or 361-701-7234

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City of Schertz Proclamation – April 4 2017 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Description: City of Schertz Proclamation for Child Abuse Awareness, Sexual Assault Awareness and National Crime Victims' Rights
  • Location: Schertz City Hall: 1400 Schertz Parkway, Schertz TX 78154
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Schertz City Hall: 210-619-1500

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City of Selma Proclamation – April 13 2017 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: City of Selma Proclamation for Child Abuse Awareness, Sexual Assault Awareness and National Crime Victims' Rights
  • Location: Selma City Hall: 9375 Corporate Dr, Selma TX 78154
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Selma City Hall: 210-651-6661

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City of Seguin Proclamation – April 3 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Description: City of Seguin Proclamation for Child Abuse Awareness, Sexual Assault Awareness and National Crime Victims' Rights
  • Location: Seguin City Hall: 205 N River St, Seguin TX 78155
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Seguin City Hall: 830-379-3212

Guadalupe County Proclamation – April 4 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Description: Guadalupe County Proclamation for Child Abuse Awareness, Sexual Assault Awareness and National Crime Victims' Rights
  • Location: Guadalupe County Commissioners Court: 211 W Court St. Seguin TX 78155
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Guadalupe County Court Office: 830-303-0250

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Proclamation Reading.  April 4, 2017 9:00 AM.

  • Description: Grayson County Commissioners and citizens will join together for a reading of a proclamation and announce April Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month. 
  • Location: 100 W. Houston #3, Sherman, TX 75090
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: None, open to public

Community sponsored child abuse and neglect awareness campaign. April 2017

  • Description: Grayson County Government as well as area businesses will be raising awareness by placing flags, pinwheels and flyers across the city to advocate for and promote April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.
  • Location: Sherman area
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: None, visual display only

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Pinwheels and Blue Ribbons - April 7, 9:00 am

  • Description:  Sherman County Child Welfare Board will host event on courthouse lawn to remember the abused and neglected children
  • Location:  Sherman County Courthouse, 701 N. 3rd  79084
  • Participants:  General Public is invited
  • Contact:  Sherry Willborn, swillborn@msncom

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Community sponsored child abuse and neglect awareness campaign. April 2017

  • Description: County Government and area businesses will be raising awareness by placing flags, pinwheels and flyers across the city to advocate for and promote April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.
  • Location: Stephenville area
  • Participants: County government and area businesses
  • Contact: None, visual displays only

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12th Annual Child Abuse Awareness Family FUNFAIR - April 12, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Description: The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center with High Sky Children's Ranch will be holding their 12th Annual Family FUNFAIR with free games, food and door prizes! There will be a special ceremony "Celebration of Heroes" starting at 5:45.  Local area Agencies have booths with games and information of services and Child Abuse Prevention Information.  This event is held in memory of Alex Morales, Advocate of Youth and Children.
  • Location: Nolan County Coliseum Annex, 1699 Cypress St, Sweetwater, TX 79556
  • Participants: Open to public - media, CWB members, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Javier Franco, High Sky Children's Ranch, 325-235-8487, email: Javier@highsky.org or Kelsey Zimmerman, West TX Children's Advocacy Center, 325-235-1818, email: execdir@westtexascac.org

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5th Annual Ride for a Child Motorcycle Rally - April 1, 12:00 noon

  • Description: Ride with us to raise money for child abuse prevention! Registration starts at noon at the Horny Toad Harley Davidson in Temple. Kickstands up at 1:30 pm with the ride concluding at Pit Stop Bar & Grill in Nolanville, Texas (14595 FM 439). First 100 riders get a free t-shirt. There will be food, live music, raffles, a live auction, and more! Donations are welcome and will be accepted at the final destination.
  • Location: Horny Toad Harley Davidson, 7454 S. General Bruce Drive, Temple, Texas 76502
  • Participants: Open to the public, donations of $25 for individual riders and $30 for riders with passengers are requested. Pre-register or sign-up as a vendor at our website, www.rideforachildcentraltexas.org.
  • Contact: rfac@rideforachildcentraltexas.org, (254) 245-2412

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Proclamation and Balloon Release - April 7, 12:30PM

  • Description: Proclamation to be read and a balloon release will follow. This will occur at an elementary school so the children can take part. Wear BLUE!
  • Location: Griffin Elementary School, 2650 N Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75702
  • Participants: Open to the Public, Elementary School staff and children, CPS Staff, CASA, Child Welfare Board
  • Contact: Charlotte Sanders, charlotte.sanders@dfps.state.tx.us

Kid's Fest - April 8, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

  • Description: A big event held at Broadway Square Mall. There will be games, booths made up of community resources, service providers, informational groups, child safety, and much more.
  • Location: Broadway Square Mall, 4601 S Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75703
  • Participants: Open to the Public, Vendors, CASA, CPS Staff, Child Welfare Board Members, Community Partners
  • Contact: Charlotte Sanders, charlotte.sanders@dfps.state.tx.us Joel Williams, joel.williams2@dfps.state.tx.us

Go Blue Day - April 7th, ALL DAY

  • Description: Encouraging community to wear blue on behalf of abuse/neglect victims
  • Location: none
  • Participants: CPS Staff, local schools, Tyler CWB, community
  • Contact: Terry Allen, 409.283.2503

Blue Sunday - April 30th, ALL DAY

  • Description: getting churches involved by providing information on abuse/neglect as well as encouraging congregations to wear blue
  • Location: local churches
  • Participants: Tyler CWB; area churches, CPS staff--open to public
  • Contact: Terry Allen, 409.283.2503

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Blue County Day - April 4, 3:00 pm

  • Description: Community awareness in supporting all crime victims
  • Location: Upshur County Courthouse, Gilmer
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Yecenia Vargas: Yecenia.vargas@countyofupshur.com

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Uvalde County Proclamation – April 3 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Description: Uvalde County Proclamation
  • Location: 100 N Getty St #17 Uvalde TX 78801
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Uvalde County Court Office: 830-278-8167

Real County Proclamation – April 3 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Description: Real County Proclamation
  • Location: 100 N Getty St #17 Uvalde TX 78801 (same address as Uvalde Co Proclamation)
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Uvalde County Court Office: 830-278-8167

Go BLUE Day – April 4 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Description: A totally free festival celebrating children!
  • Location: Uvalde Memorial Park: 379-443 E Main St, Uvalde, TX 78801
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Tri-County CASA, 830-426-8848

Child Abuse Safety Summit – April 6 2017, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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McLennan County Proclamation – April 4 2017, 6:00PM

  • Description: Proclamation signing for McLennan county and the suspension bridge light will turn blue
  • Location: City Council meeting @ the Waco Multi-Purpose Facility, 1020 Elm Ave.
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Elizabeth Ogburn @ Elizabeth.ogburn@familyabusecenter.org  

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Cruising for Clothes-Social Fun Run, Donations Accepted. -  April 1, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Description: Fun run and clothing donation benefits child abuse victims.
  • Location: 400 S. Grand Ave Waxahachie, TX 75165
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Cassie Mccauley 469-285-6788

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Parker County Child Welfare Board Fundraiser.  April 28, 2017. 7:00 PM.

  • Description: Saddle Up for Kids Annual Fundraising Dinner.
  • Location: Parker County Sheriff's Posse, 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy, Weatherford, TX 76088
  • Participants: Open to public.
  • Contact: www.childwelfareboardpc.org

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Safe Place - Teen Shelter Appreciation Luncheon - March 23, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Come & Go)

  • Description: The Teen Shelter is holding an appreciation Luncheon for all supporters of the Safe Place Teen Shelter programs.  The luncheon meal is sponsored by the Elks Lodge Does and Antlers.
  • Location: Elks Lodge - 4205 Seymour Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76309 (Next to Hebert's Furniture)
  • Participants: By invitation to Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: RSVP to Teen Shelter, 940-322-7671 

Sheppard AFB Proclamation Signing - March 30, 7:30 AM (Must be there by 7:00 AM)

  • Description: Sheppard AFB will sign a Proclamation setting April as Child Abuse Prevention Month at SAFB.  There will be photos and they will place a 6 ft. Blue Ribbon at the main gate to the Base.
  • Location: SAFB - Wing Conference Room, Sheppard AFB (Wichita Falls), TX 76311 (Enter the Base through the Missile Gate Road Visitors Center) - must be escorted on base and signed in
  • Participants: By invitation to Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: Tiffany Esparza, 940-676-2271  Email:  tiffany.esparza.1@us.af.mil

Patsy's House Pinwheel Ceremony - April 1, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Description: Patsy's House, Children's Advocacy Center in Wichita Falls places pinwheels representing each abused child in Wichita County on the lawn of local car dealer, Patterson Honda. Public is invited to take down a pinwheel for a $20 donation.
  • Location: Patterson Honda, 319 Central Freeway E., Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Participants: Open to public - media, civic groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: Denise Roberts, Executive director Phone: 940-322-8890

Wichita County Blue Ribbon Proclamation Day - April 3, 10:00 AM

  • Description: County Judge Woody Gossom will issue proclamation that April 3rd is Blue Ribbon, Child Abuse Prevention Day in Wichita County and April is Child Abuse prevention month.
  • Location: Wichita County Court House, 900 7th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: 940-766-8100, County Judge Woody Gossom

Wichita Falls City Blue Ribbon Proclamation Day - April 4, 8:30 AM

  • Description: The mayor of Wichita Falls, Stephen Santellana will issue proclamation that April 4th is Blue Ribbon, Child Abuse Prevention Day in the city of Wichita Falls and April is Child Abuse prevention month.
  • Location: Wichita County Court House, 900 7th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: 940-761-7404, Mayor Stephen Santellana

Walk of Knowledge - April 4, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: The Child Abuse Prevention Committee will hold the Walk of Knowledge at the MSU campus to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect.  584 pairs of children's shoes are lined up around the walk representing the number of confirmed cases of abused children in Wichita County. There will be display stations along the walk with information and statistics. The Rotary Club North will be cooking up hot dogs and chili with all the trimmings, chips, cookies and drinks provided free. Foods served from 11:30AM-1PM
  • Location: Sunwatcher Plaza behind the Clark Student Center- Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: 940-322-7671, Lisa Dresbach Choate

North Texas Regional Training Conference - April 4, 5, & 6, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Description:  A multi-disciplinary conference designed to meet the continuing education needs of the profession in the areas of mental health, family and protective services, foster parenting, juvenile probation services adult probation services, criminal justice addiction counseling, and social work.  This seminar has been held annually since 1983.  CPS as well as other venders will have information table available throughout the conference.
  • Location: Clark Student Center - Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308
  • Participants: Professionals from Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Foster Parents, Social Workers, DFPS staff
  • Contact: (940) 632-0444, Patsy Baggett

Rainbow House Children's Carnival - April 8, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Description: The Rainbow House will have all kinds of games like bingo, plinko, bean bag toss, and many more with lots of prizes!  There will also be blue ribbon jewelry for sale.  They will have a couple of booths at the Frontier Days event for the Homeless Veterans at the Downtown Farmers Market.  Two great causes will be served at one time!!
  • Location: Downtown Farmers Market - 713 Ohio Ave, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: 940-322-7803, Terri Jackson, Executive Director 

Traffic 911 - April 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Description: Texoma Child Abuse Prevention sex Trafficking Training - the first session form 10 AM - 12 PM is for the Community Awareness and First Responders - CEU's provided for Texas Social Workers, TCOLE, TJJD, LPC, and TEA CPEs.  The second session from 6 PM - 7 PM is a youth curriculum to equip adults and Middle or High School students.
  • Location: Evangel Temple - 3800 Barnett Road, Wichita Falls, TX
  • Participants: Open to public - First Responders, Social Workers, Health Care Professionals, Teachers, Parents, Middle School & High School age youth, Church Youth groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: Catherine Earley - Email: cearley@pathway.org, call Lisa or Geana - 940-322-7671

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Proclamation - April 10th, 10:00AM

  • Description: CWB will present proclamation to Commissioner's Court
  • Location: Tyler County Courthouse--Commissioner's Courtroom
  • Participants: Tyler CWB; CPS Staff, County Commissioners--open to public
  • Contact: Terry Allen, 409.283.2503

Proclamation - April 10th, 6:00PM

  • Description: CWB will present proclamation to Woodville City Council
  • Location: unknown
  • Participants: Tyler CWB; CPS Staff, Woodville City Council--open to public
  • Contact: Terry Allen, 409.283.2503

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