2018 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.


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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 6, 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. The date in your town may differ so be sure to contact your local CPS office for more information.

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Champion for Children Conference – March 23-24

  • Description: Champion for Children mission is to design a 2-day Conference to energize and mobilize people to put into action ideas that will improve the lives of abused children in our communities and to provide leadership on child abuse issues.
  • Location: Abilene Civic Center, 1100 N 6th St, Abilene, TX 79601
  • Participants: Open to public (must register)
  • Contact: (325) 677-7895 lori@regionalvictimcrisiscenter.org

Taylor Co. Child Welfare Board Open House/ Donor and Volunteer Appreciation – April 12, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Description: The Board is opening the doors of the Bluebonnet Room to those who have helped sustain it over the years as a thank you and demonstration of how much the community supports our children through the resources it provides.
  • Location: CPS 3610 Vine St, Abilene, TX 79602
  • Participants: MUST RSVP
  • Contact: (325) 691-8148 brittany.wade@dfps.state.tx.us

Stomp Out Child Abuse – April 28, 2018 9 AM – 11 AM

  • Description: Enjoy food, drinks, games and activities for the whole family. Learn how you can access community resources for families. Hosted by BCFS Health and Human Services, a local nonprofit serving teens, youth and families. A 5K run/walk around Red Bud Park is also included.
  • Location: Red Bud Park, 3125 S. 32nd St., Abilene, TX 79605.
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: (325) 692-0033 HT1016@bcfs.net

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month  April 10, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram St., 3rd Floor, Arlington, TX
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Stephanie Dimas, stephanie.dimas@arlingtontx.gov, 817-459-6121

Stewards of Children -  April 19 at 10 AM

  • Description: Center for Child Welfare, University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work is having a community child abuse prevention training event. Bringing the Child Advocacy Center to campus to present Steward of Children. We also have information and dissemination tables at the School of Social work for students across campus. 
  • Location: University of Texas Arlington School of Social Work, Building B, B-107
  • Participants: Open to the Public. Continuing education is offered to social workers, LPCs, LMFTs, educators, nurses, daycare employees and camp staff.
  • Contact: Dr. Maria Scannapieco mscannapieco@uta.edu   Register at registrationccw@uta.edu

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CASA Superhero 5k - April 14, 5:30 PM

  • Description: Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes. Dress as your favorite superhero and join CASA of Trinity Valley for our annual 5K race and fundraiser, which supports CASA in its quest to provide volunteer advocates for every foster child in Anderson, Cherokee and Henderson counties.
  • Location: Cain Center ball fields on Robbins Road near Rico Drive, Athens, TX 75751
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Angela Hinojosa, CASA office & events manager, 903-675-7070 or casaangela@casaoftv.org

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 3, 6:30PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: Azle Municipal Center, 613 SE Parkway, Azle, TX 76020
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Yael Forgey, yforgey@cityofazle.org, 817-444-2541

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Randall County Proclamation and Coffee – April 3, 9:00 AM

  • Description: Potter Randall Child Welfare Board will host a meet and greet coffee at the Randall County Commissioner’s Court room and attend the reading by the County Judge of the Proclamation-April Child Abuse Awareness month
  • Location: Randall County Courthouse, 501 16th Ste. 305, Canyon  79015
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Dayna Schertler: (806) 570-1556

Potter County Proclamation and Coffee – April 9, 9:00 AM

  • Description: Potter Randall Child Welfare Board will host a meet and greet coffee at the Potter County Commissioner’s Court Room and attend the reading by the County Judge of the Proclamation-April Child Abuse Awareness month
  • Location: 500 S. Fillmore, Amarillo 79101
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Dayna Schertler: (806) 570-1556

Canyon Mayor Proclamation – April 2, 5:30 PM

  • Description: Canyon Mayor will declare April Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Location: Canyon City Hall, 301 16th, Ste. #1  79015
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: lara@amarillocasa.org

Amarillo Mayor Proclamation – April 3, 5:30 PM

  • Description: Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson will declare April Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Location: Amarillo City Hall, 507 SE 7th Ave., Amarillo  79101
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: lara@amarillocasa.org

CASA 101 Information Session – April 5, 5:30-6:30PM

  • Description: Informational session introducing foster care and CASA
  • Location: 112 SW 8th Ave, Amarillo  79101
  • Participants: Public is invited
  • Contact: kelsi@amarillocasa.org  

CASA 101 Information Session – April 12, 12:00-1:00PM

  • Description: Informational session introducing foster care and CASA
  • Location: 112 SW 8th Ave., Amarillo  79101
  • Participants: Public is invited
  • Contact: kelsi@amarillocasa.org                            

Amarillo CASA Warrior Challenge - April 14, 8:00 AM

  • Description: Team Events and Challenges
  • Location: Amarillo Netplex, 4101 Hillside  79119
  • Participants: Public is invited
  • Contact: michelle@amarillocasa.org

Child Abuse Prevention ConferenceApril 17th, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Description: This is a conference to bring awareness regarding child abuse in our area and adverse childhood experiences. It is focused on strengthening community partnerships to prevent child abuse.
  • Location: Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room, 401 S Buchanan St., Amarillo, TX 79101
  • Participants: Anyone can attend and its open to the public – many people from all fields of work join for this conference.
  • Contact: Amarillo College – ecwallace@actx.edu

18th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference - April 17, 8:30AM – 4:30PM

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

CASA Human Trafficking Awareness Event-April 21st, 9AM-3PM

  • Description: Insights from survivors, Government Initiative Updates, Resources, and guest speakers – Lunch will be provided
  • Location: Embassy Suites 550 S. Buchanan, Amarillo  79105
  • Participants: Public is invited
  • Contact: lara@amarillocasa.org

CASA Flash Training – April 28th, 8:00AM – 6PM

  • Description: One-day, fast paced CASA Training
  • Location: 112 SW 8th, Amarllo  79101
  • Participants: Open to public (must register to attend)
  • Contact: kelsi@amarillocasa.org

Venom Indoor Football Game – April 28, 7:00 PM

  • Description: Awareness items will be distributed throughout the game by the Potter-Randall County Child Welfare Board
  • Location: Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan  79101
  • Participants: Public is invited
  • Contact: Dayna Schertler: (806) 570-1556

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Go Blue Day Program April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

  • Description:  Program acknowledging abuse and neglect in the county
  • Location: front of the Brazoria County courthouse.
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Brazoria County Child Welfare Board

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Easter egg Roll - Saturday March 31, 2018 10:30 AM - Noon

  • Description: Easter Egg Roll
  • Location: LBJ Presidential Library Lawn, 2313 Red River Street/Free Parking in Lot #38
  • Participants: Foster parents/foster children
  • Contact: RSVP caseworkers@partnershipsfor children.org

Prom Rack - April 7, 2018

  • Description: The prom rack is designed especially for CPS foster youth 15 years old High School age. The community comes together to makes sure you have a great time getting ready for Prom. Boys will go through a mentoring and etiquette session and will also receive a voucher for a free tuxedo rental and shoes from Al’s Formal Ware.  All will receive a gift bag.
  • Location: 201 Deep Wood Drive, Round Rock, Texas !0:00 AM -1:00 PM
  • Participants:  CPS staff/foster parents/ foster youth-not open to the public
  • Contact: Brenda Jones@dfps.state.tx.us

Light of Hope Event- Friday April 12, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

  • Description: Bring our community together and spreading awareness about Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Light of Hope offers family-friendly event that celebrates healthy families through music, activities, food and drink.  The event will also include local organizations providing information about services and programs for families who want extra help.
  • Location: Carver Library Grounds 1161 Angelina St, Austin
  • Participants: Open to the community
  • Contact: Brenda Jones@dfps.state.tx.us

KIPP Austin Public School Community Fair - April 14, 9AM-12PM

  • Description: This fair will target K-12 families  of youth attending a KIPP school.  The student demographics are: 90% of are considered to be economically disadvantaged; in addition,  98% of are African American and Latino. Organizations in attendance will provide information about resources that could benefit our families, and tips on child abuse prevention.
  • Location: KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters: 8509 FM 969, Building 619 Austin, TX 78724
  • Participants: K-12 families
  • Contact: Sara Green-Otero

United Way of Greater Austin- April 14, 10AM-12PM

  • Description: Great opportunity for agencies to connect with families in the community and share about their services.  Child-friendly activities, game or craft, will be available.
  • Location: Allan Elementary, 4900 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702
  • Participants: open to the public
  • Contact: Cyndy Karras, Ph.D., Family Support Coordinator, United Way for Greater Austin, 512.382.8609

Perez Elementary Annual CATCH Night & Health Fair- April 19, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

  • Description: Families will be invited to the school to learn about different resources and programs that are available to them in 78744, the zip code we serve. We will have our YAC youth have a table to recruit other youth to join YAC as well as give out information and items that talk about how to prevent child abuse and give out the hotline to call.
  • Location: Perez Elementary ( 7500 S. Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78744)
  • Participants: Infants, young children, adolescents, adults, families. Open to the public
  • Contact: Host Contact for Perez Elementary- Megan Tunningley (512) 825-0130/CYD Contact- Roxanne Saldivar (210) 887-6218

Unity Walk & Kids Fest- April 28, 10am-1pm

  • Description: The Unity Walk is a 14 year-old tradition in the St. John Community and schools where participants walk in a parade from Webb Early College Prep Academy to Reagan Early College High School showing unity in the community and support for AISD schools. Kids Fest '18 is a merger of an annual festival celebrating the "Week of the Young Child" by Child Inc. that promotes early childhood programs and the Reagan Early College High School Festival that promotes schools in the AISD Reagan Vertical Team. This year's festival and celebration brings community and school entities together to provide opportunities and support for youth and families from cradle to college!
  • Location: Reagan Early College High School, 7104 Berkman Dr., Austin, TX 78752
  • Participants: open to the public
  • Contact: Edith Gray - Child Inc. | emgray@childinc.org , and Evy Gonzalez | egonzalez@austinvoices.org

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day- May 5, 10:00AM -1:00PM

  • Description:One out of five children have a diagnosable mental health need. Unfortunately, not every child receives mental health services. Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is an annual event with a goal to promote positive youth development, resiliency and recovery along with transformation of mental health services for children and their families. Join state agencies, mental health organizations and the local community to listen to testimonies from youth who have shown perseverance as well as hear from a keynote speaker. The event will conclude with a march around the Capitol and a fun-filled festival on the Capitol lawn.
  • Location: Texas State Capitol (South Steps)
  • Participants: open to the public.
  • Contact: Jameson Cardenas | jlcardenas@austin.utexas.edu

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Axtell Jr. HS Nurture Group Friday, April 13th at 11:20 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.

  • Description: Teaching nurturing, social, and emotional skills in a therapeutic environment while incorporating Trust-Based Relational Intervention principles with student during their gym class. Two separate groups will occur (separated by gender)
  • Location: Axtell Jr. HS, 308 Ottawa St., Axtell, TX 76624
  • Participants: Sixth grade student enrolled at Axtell Jr. HS
  • Contact: Rhonda Deiterman, (254) 863-5301, rdeiterman@axtellisd.net

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 10, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: Bedford City Building, 200 Forest Ridge, Bedford, TX 76021
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Michael Wells, City Secretary, michael.wells@bedfordtx.gov, 817-952-2104

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Women’s Options Class April 18, 2018, 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Description: Presentation about STARRY and information about the Cycle of Abuse/Effects of Abuse in the Home on Children
  • Location: Bell County Courthouse, 1201 Huey Rd, Belton, TX 76513
  • Participants: Individuals involved in domestic violence; through the courthouse
  • Contact: Angela Swan, 254-939-3521, angela.swan@co.bell.tx.us

Men’s Options Class April 25, 2018, 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Description: Presentation about STARRY and information about the Cycle of Abuse/Effects of Abuse in the Home on Children
  • Location: Bell County Courthouse – 1201 Huey Rd, Belton, TX 76513
  • Participants: Individuals involved in domestic violence; through the courthouse
  • Contact: Angela Swan, 254-939-3521, angela.swan@co.bell.tx.us

Turtle Fest April 28th 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

  • Description: The event’s major purpose is to provide a fun day in the park for families with family-friendly games, crafts, food booths, vendor booths, and other activities.
  • Location: Yettie Polk Park, 101 S Davis St, Belton, TX 76513
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Rhonda Hershey- beltonkiwanis@gmail.com

CASA on Main: Food Trucks 4 CASA Family Event April 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Description: Family event with food trucks, art activities for kids, and other events/activities for families
  • Location: CASA of Bell & Coryell Counties – 112 N Main St, Belton, TX 76513
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: 254-774-1881

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Passport Presentation - Date: April 4, 2018 4pm-6pm

  • Description: Passport to Manhood & Smart Girls Program: Will meet with teens to discuss the Counseling profession as well as psychoeducation on Child Abuse awareness
  • Location: Boys & Girls Club – Bandera County, 715 Maple St. Bandera, TX 78003
  • Participants: Teen Boys & Girls, possible parents
  • Contact: Joseph Tharp (830) 796-8109, Lacey Salois 830-739-4413

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Children's Fun Day for Child Abuse Awareness. April 7th from 10-2:00 pm

  • Description: The Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting a day of family fun and activities in the park to raise awareness about child abuse.
  • Location: LeTulle Park
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact:  Anne McCalla: 1 (979) 532-5310

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Stand Up Big Spring- Thursday, April 12  6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

  • 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 – Scenic Mountain Medical Center Lawn  1601 W. 11th Pl  Big Spring
  • 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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Blanco Market Day: - Date: April 21, 2018 9am-4pm

  • Description: Creating awareness for child abuse prevention through handing out of blue child abuse prevention awareness ribbons and information of K’STAR services
  • Location: Old Blanco County Courthouse 300 Main St Blanco, TX 78606
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: 830-833-2211; info@historicblanco.org, Amy Clark 830-739-2245

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Proclamation Reading, March 26, 9:00 AM

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

Cover the Town in Blue, April 3, 9:00 AM

  • Description: Public is invited to meet and “cover” the town in blue ribbons
  • Location: Begin at 500 S. Main
  • Participants: Public is invited to participate
  • Contact: Carrie Burleson, csburleson1@hotmail.com

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Montague County Child Welfare Board Event – throughout month of April

  • Description: The Bowie, Texas Chamber of Commerce is presenting The Chisholm Trail Heritage Festival, Cattle Drive, and Wagon Train on April 11-15, 2018. The Montague County Child Welfare Board is a major beneficiary of this event, with a portion of the proceeds donated to our Board.  Events include several trail rides on neighboring ranches, and highlighted by a trail drive Saturday, 4/14/18, of a herd of 30 Longhorn cattle through the streets of Bowie. The Bowie Convention Center and Arena will be the site of mounted shooting event, chuck wagon races, obstacle races, and a goat milking contest.  Saturday night at the Convention Center will be a dance with a presentation about our kids and auctions benefiting our Child Welfare Board. Many cowboys and guests will be dressed in period old west attire.
  • Location: Bowie Convention Center and Rodeo Arena, 413 Pelham Drive, Bowie, TX 76230
  • Participants: Open to public - media, CWB members, CPS staff
  • Contact: Austin Wright (940) 366-4663

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Jefferson County Press Conference & Walk - April 6, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Description: A press conference and walk on behalf of abused and neglected children
  • Location: Gazebo at the Fire Museum of Texas, 400 Walnut St., Beaumont, TX 77701
  • Participants: Open to public; DFPS, CASA, local officials, state officials
  • Contact: Shari Pulliam, 409-291-1313

Southeast Texas Heart Gallery - April 12, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Description: Unveiling of the Heart Gallery and event to fund out how to help make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.
  • Location: Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main St., Beaumont, TX 77701
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Shari Pulliam, 409-291-1313

National Crime Victims' Rights Week Candlelight Vigil - April 12, 6:00 PM

  • Description: A press conference and walk on behalf of abused and neglected children
  • Location: Jefferson County Courthouse, Jury Impaneling Auditorium. 1149 Pearl, Beaumont, TX 77701
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Misty Craver, 409-839-2318

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Fiesta de los Niño’s - Saturday, April 21, 10:00am-6:00pm www.fiestadelosninos.com

  • Description: Fiesta de los Ninos is a family friendly alcohol-free event. Children can enjoy games, rides and the Sombrero Loco Parade. Adults can enjoy music with room for dancing, food, and information/resource vendors.
  • Location: Port San Antonio – 200 Goodrich Dr. San Antonio, TX 78226
  • Participants: This is a family friendly event for both children and parents. The event is open to the general public.
  • Contact: Andrew Perez 210-362-7889 andrew.perez@portsanantonio.us  

KidsFest: Dia De Los Niño’s Tricentennial Event - Saturday, April 28, 11:30am-4:30pm tradersvillage.com/san-antonio/events/dia-de-los-ninoskidsfest

  • Description: Dia de los Ninos is an official Tercentennial event in San Antonio, TX, celebrating the 300 year history of the city. The event promotes wellness, mental health awareness and teen suicide prevention.
  • Location: Traders Village – 9333 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242
  • Participants: This a family friendly event which is open to the community. Traders Village is open to the general public.
  • Contact: Nicholas Holstein hugmeink@gmail.com 

United Way Kids Festival – Saturday, April 28, 11:00am – 3:00pm www.unitedwaysatx.org/kids-festival

  • Description: United Way Kids Festival is a free, community event for families in San Antonio and Bexar County. Over 65 booths (non-profits, school districts and city services) will provide information, activities, and entertainment focusing on the celebration and promotion of early childhood development. There will be a large variety of activities being offered for children of all ages.
  • Location: Lockwood Park – 801 N Olive St, San Antonio, TX 78202
  • Participants: This is a family friendly event which is open to the general public
  • Contact: Katherine King 210-352-7106 kking@unitedwaysatx.rg

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Spread the Word End the Hurt April 17, 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.

  • Description: In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Project Unity is having an event featuring Joey Cadena III, a father from College Station whose son died from abuse. Hot dogs, chips, & blue punch will be served.  Project Unity's H.O.P.E.S. program and Texas Families Together and Safe program will be spotlighted. Members of Bikers Against Child Abuse will be present. 172 blue cookies will be distributed in memory of 172 child deaths in Texas this past year. 172 Blue balloons will be released.
  • Location: Henderson Harbor, 1629 Mockingbird Rd., Bryan, Tx. 77803
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact:  Jeannie McGuire at jmcguire@project-unity.org

Every Victim Every Time Conference April 24th and 25th

  • Description: This two-day conference provides law enforcement, prosecutors, medical staff, teachers, social service agencies, mental health professionals, and others working with crime victims an opportunity to learn valuable information about victim issues related to the criminal justice system.
  • Location: The Expo Center: 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX 77807
  • Participants: Law enforcement, prosecutors, medical staff, teachers, social service agencies, mental health professionals, and others working with crime victims
  • Contact: evetbv@gmail.com

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Child Abuse Prevention - Date: April 14, 2018 10am-12pm

  • Description: Creating awareness for child abuse prevention through handing out of blue child abuse prevention awareness ribbons and information of K’STAR services.
  • Location: Walmart #4102, 1151 US Hwy 90E, Castroville, TX 78009
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Tammy Kothe-Ramsey, 830-329-3919, tammy.kothe-ramsey@kstar.org

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Candlelight Vigil - April 2, 5:30 PM

  • Description:  A candlelight vigil on behalf of the 172 children who have died from abuse and neglect in 2017.
  • Location: Van Zandt Co. Courthouse, 121 E Dallas St., Canton, TX 75103
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Joni Lunsford, 903-597-7725 Ext. 102

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Balloon Release - April 19, 10:30 AM

  • Description: Balloon release in tribute of abuse and neglected children.
  • Location: Panola County Courthouse, 110 S Sycamore, Carthage, TX 75633
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Kishla Salazar, 903-657-0190

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Butterfly Release - April 3, 4:00 PM

  • Description: Individually wrapped butterflies will be released to honor child victims and stand together in the fight against child abuse.
  • Location: Downtown square in Center, TX
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Children's Advocacy Center, 936-590-9864

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Chester City Council Meeting- April 2, 6:00 PM

  • Description: Addressing child abuse prevention month with city
  • Location: Chester City Hall, 141 Cade St., Chester TX 75936
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Kathy Harris, 409-283-2503

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Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities – throughout month of April

  • Description:Each week in April, papers will be sent home with Pre-K - 4th grade students attending our Coleman County Elem School with information and activities pertaining to building healthy, happy families in partnership with ACE, our county’s afterschool program for all three Coleman County ISDs (we will have activities, poster contests, construct pinwheels and display them on the schools’ lawns, tie blue ribbons to cars on school parking lots, etc.   These activities will include Elem – High school in all school districts. Articles will be submitted by the CCCWB to the Coleman printed and online newspapers.  Included in the information will be an announcement asking the community and schools to dress in blue on April 6th. The Board will have a moving display from the Heart Gallery.  Each week, the pictures will be placed at different sites to help raise awareness of need for fostering and adoption. Information will be given to local churches about Blue Sunday, April 29th.
  • Location: Coleman, TX. 76834.  Participating school districts:  Coleman, Panther Creek, and Santa Anna.
  • Participants: Open to public - newspapers, businesses, churches, and schools involving the whole community, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Michelle Sexton, 325-370-3754 mgs222@verizon.net

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Colmesneil City Council Meeting- April 10, 7:00 PM

  • Description: Addressing child abuse prevention month with city
  • Location: Colmesneil City Hall, 204 HWY 256, Comesneil TX 75938
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Kathy Harris, 409-283-2503

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Hand in Hand Child Abuse Awareness April 28, 11:00AM. -3:00PM.

  • Description: To have the community interact with persons in the community to whom they can reach out to for help, guidance or safety, particularly children
  • Location: Midtown Park, 700 Dewees Street, Columbus, Texas 78934
  • Participants: Pastors, Teachers, Law Enforcement, Social Service Providers
  • Contact: Youth & Family Services, 979-732-8355, star@ccyfs.org

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 3, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: City Hall, 100 Main St., Colleyville, TX 76034
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Amy Shelley, City Secretary, ashelley@colleyville.com, 817-503-1133

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Montgomery County Go Blue Day Program is April 26th at 5:30 pm

  • Description: To bring awareness to the community regarding abuse neglect while also fostering a sense of hope and commitment to our caregivers, foster youth, and community.  
  • Location: Market Street
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Cindy Mericle , at cindymericle@me.com

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Reading of the Proclamation March 17th, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Description: Purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
  • Location: City Hall 1201 Leopard St Corpus Christi Texas, 78410
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Sherry Peterson sherry.peterson@uwcb.org

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month Kick Off – March 27, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Description: Education Service Center, Region 2 is hosting Second Annual Mall Walk recognizing child abuse in our community.
  • Location: La Palmera Mall,  5488 S.P.I.D., Corpus Christi, Texas 78403 (Starting point will be the Coastal Compass office #1578 located through the rear entrance of La Palmera Mall)
  • Participants: Open to Public. Everyone is welcome to join the Education Service Center, Region 2 Home Visiting Program of the Coastal Bend Families, friends, community leaders, and partners.
  • Contact: Hilda Garza-Martinez Home Visiting Program Intake/ Data Clerk Education Service Center.Region 2 hilda.garza-martinez@esc2.us  Office: 361-561-8606

Pinwheels Ceremony, April 2, 2018: 8:00AM to 5:00PM:

  • Description: Visual display of pinwheels in recognition of Child abuse and neglect prevention. There will be various information booths from various community stakeholders and community partners and child advocacy.
  • Location: Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Nueces County Child Welfare Board, Sarah Martinez @ 361-888-0837

PinWheels – April 3, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Description: The Pinwheel event is designed to bring education and awareness to child abuse in our community. The CACCB displays one pinwheel for every child forensically interviewed for alleged abuse or neglect.
  • Location: CASA of the Coastal Bend, 2602 Prescott, Corpus Christi, Texas 78403
  • Participants: Open to Public. Families, friends, community leaders, community partners, EVERYONE is invited to step up, speak up and protect abused and neglected children in our community. 
  • Contact: CASA of the Coastal Bend Office 361-884-2272

Planting of the Pin Wheels April 3rd, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Description: In this event we go to CASA, and we plant the Pin Wheels on the ground. Each Pin Wheel is representative of an abused child.
  • Location: CASA of the Coastal Bend 2602 Prescott St. Corpus Christi Texas 78410
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Samantha Koepp-Stemplinger Samantha@coastalbendcasa.org 361-884-2272

Ringing of the Bells April 5th, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Description: Ringing of the Bell event- Participants gather and ring the bell in awareness of child abuse prevention. On the evening of this event it is promoted via radio spots, email data base, social media, websites and flyers at upcoming events. News media is also invited to this event. Chamber of Commerce will also be present.
  • Location: CASA of the Coastal Bend 2602 Prescott St. Corpus Christi Texas 78410
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Samantha Koepp-Stemplinger  Samantha@coastalbendcasa.org  361-884-2272

Ringing of the Bells ceremony, April 5, 2018: 5:30PM- 6:30PM

  • Description: Ringing bells to remember children that have been abused and neglected
  • Location: CASA of the Coastal Bend offices; 2602 Prescott St. Corpus Christi
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Samantha Koepp-Stemplinger @361-884-2272

5th Annual Children’s Advocacy Center Roast April 5, 2018

  • Description: 5th Annual Roast, Featuring- Port of Corpus Christi Commissioner, Barbara Canales-Black
  • Location: 6300 Everhart Rd. Corpus Christi- Corpus Christi Country Club
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Elizabeth Eguia @361-855-9058

Wear Blue Day- Statewide April 6, 2018

  • Description: Wear blue to raise awareness of child abuse prevention.
  • Location: Statewide
  • Participants: Open to the public, DFPS employees, Community stakeholders and community supporters.
  • Contact: www.bluesunday.org

Alice- Jim Wells County Children’s Festival April 7, 2018

  • Description: Enjoy food, drinks, games, and activities for the entire family. Learn how you can access community resources for families.
  • Location: Veteran’s Park Plaza, Alice
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Pamela Cavazos @ 361-595-7233 or email @pamelacavazos.casa@gmail.com

6th Annual Duval County Children’s Spring Festival ,April 7, 2018: 11:00AM- 2:00PM  

  • Description: Free Festival for the family to include; games, entertainment and plenty of chances to win prizes.
  • Location: San Diego Plaza Alcala
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Sandra Morin @ 361-279-7054

Nueces County Courthouse - Wreath Ceremony, April 9, 2018: 8:00am

  • Description: Crime Victim Services information day
  • Location: 901 Leopard St. Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Bridgette O’Reilly -email: Brigette.OReilly@dps.texas.gov

Child Abuse Awareness Month Proclamation, April 10, 2018: 8:00AM- Corpus Christi Mayor, Joe McComb

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: City Hall- Corpus Christi
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Diana McQueen @361-826-2940

Brooks County Candlelight Vigil, April 10, 2018: 5:30PM

  • Description: Candlelight vigil honoring victims of abuse and  neglect
  • Location: Brooks County Courthouse- Falfurrias
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Sylvia Granado @361-221-3328

6th Annual Duval County Walk for Children, April 11, 2018: 6:00PM

  • Description: Walk to prevent child abuse and San Diego City Hall reading of Proclamation
  • Location: St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church: 401 S. Victoria St. San Diego, Texas
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Sandra Morin @ 361-279-7054 or 361-701-7234

Candlelight Vigil, Kingsville, Texas  April 17, 2018: 7:00PM

  • Description: Candlelight vigil honoring victims of abuse and  neglect
  • Location: Kleberg County courthouse- 700 E. Kleberg, Kingsville, Texas
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Sylvia Granado @361-221-3328

Practical Parenting Education Series– April 17, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Description:  Pro-Active Practical Parenting Education Event targeting the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Awareness
  • Location: Education Service Center, Region 2, 209 North Water Street Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
  • Participants: Education Service Center, Region 2 Home Visiting Program of the Coastal Bend Families
  • Contact: Hilda Garza-Martinez Home Visiting Program Intake/ Data Clerk Education Service Center, Region 2 hilda.garza-martinez@esc2.us  Office: 361-561-8606.

Walk To Glow  – April 19, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description:  2nd Annual WALK TO GLOW,  participants will walk/run 1.6 miles where at the finish line the Harbor Bridge will light up a blue pinwheel representing the National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
  • Location: Education Service Center, Region 2, 209 North Water Street Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
  • Participants: Education Service Center, Region 2 Home Visiting Program of the Coastal Bend are once again teaming up to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. Education Service Center, Region 2, National Child Abuse Prevention Month! Families, friends, community leaders, community partners, EVERYONE is invited to step up, speak up and protect abused and neglected children in our community.
  • Contact: Hilda Garza-Martinez Home Visiting Program Intake/ Data Clerk Education Service Center, Region 2 hilda.garza-martinez@esc2.us  Office: 361-561-8606

Lighting of the Harbor Bridge  – April 19, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: The Harbor Bridge will light up a blue pinwheel representing the National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Speaker will be Honorable Judge Joe Benavidez.
  • Location: At the Walk To Glow Finish line: The Water Garden, Hirsch Street, Corpus Christi, Tx 78401
  • Participants: Education Service Center, Region 2 Home Visiting Program of the Coastal Bend Families, friends, community leaders, community partners, EVERYONE is invited to step up, speak up and protect abused and neglected children in our community.
  • Contact: Hilda Garza-Martinez Home Visiting Program Intake/ Data Clerk Education Service Center, Region 2 hilda.garza-martinez@esc2.us  Office: 361-561-8606

Kleberg County Children’s Festival, April 21, 2018: 11:00AM to 2:00PM

  • Description: To bring our community together and spreading awareness about Child Abuse Prevention month. Family friendly event with music, activities, food and drinks. The event will also include local organizations providing information about services and programs for families who need community resources.
  • Location: Dick Kleberg Park, Kingsville, Texas
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Pamela Cavazos @361-595-7233

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month Closing Event – April 26, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Description: Education Service Center, Region 2 is hosting Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Awareness Walk recognizing child abuse in our community.
  • Location: Oso Bay Wetlands 2446 N. Oso Parkway, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414
  • Participants: Education Service Center, Region 2 Home Visiting Program of the Coastal Bend Families, friends, community leaders, community partners, EVERYONE is invited to step up, speak up and protect abused and neglected children in our community.
  • Contact: Hilda Garza-Martinez Home Visiting Program Intake/ Data Clerk Education Service Center, Region 2 hilda.garza-martinez@esc2.us  Office: 361-561-8606

All Day- Statewide- Blue Sunday, April 29

  • Description: 24th Annual- Day of prayer, since 1994
  • Location: various churches- places of worship
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: www.bluesunday.org

Buccaneer Parade May 5th, 8:00PM – 10:30 PM

  • Description: BCFS HHS will have a float entry for the parade where the theme will be “Child Abuse Awareness” (No Excuse for Child Abuse) the purpose is to bring awareness to the community and change lives through a fun way of marketing in Corpus Christi’s annual celebration serving over 15,000 people in one evening.
  • Location: 1 Balttlin Buc Blvd, Corpus Christi Texas, 78408
  • Participants: Public Event
  • Contact: Vicky Perez  vp0215@bcfs.net; (361) 334-2876

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Houston County Flag Raising – April 9, 2018 (11:00-12:00pm)

  • Description: Flag raising ceremony and reading of proclamation
  • Location: Houston County Courthouse – 401 E Houston Ave. Crockett Texas 75835
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Kalin's Center, Rae Lynn Simpson, 936-545-9455

Houston County Mid-Morning Coffee, April 26, 9:30 AM

  • Description: Meet and Greet with the community and information provided about Child Abuse Awareness – hosted by Kalin’s Center and CPS Investigations
  • Location: Kalin's Center, 1200 E. Houston Ave., Crockett, TX 75835
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Kalin's Center, Rae Lynn Simpson, 936-545-9455

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Dewitt County Proclamation – April 5, 4:30- 5:30 PM

  • Description: A community wide event including booths with crafts and other children’s activities
  • Location: Cuero City Park-Cuero, Tx. 77954
  • Participants: Open to the public-Mayor, Judge, Law Enforcement, EMS, local churches and community partners.

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Easter Egg Extravaganza- March 31, 2018 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

  • Description:  Easter Egg Hunt with Food, Games, and Egg Races
  • Location:  Exline Park 2525 Pine Street- Dallas, Texas 75215
  • Participants:  Open to the public, FREE of charge
  • Contact:  Deshun Johnson with the Saint Paul A.M.E. Church's Joshua Generation  214-536-0598

Dallas Skyline Goes Blue – April 1, Sunset

  • Description: The Dallas Skyline will “Go Blue” for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Various buildings in Downtown Dallas will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
  • Location: Downtown Dallas
  • Participants: Dallas county
  • Contact: Sheryldine Samuel; ssamuel@family-compass.org (214) 370-9810

Proclamation Reading.  April 3, 2018 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
  • Contact: None, open to public

Start Smart Engagement Event – April 7, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Description: Start Smart Dallas Initiative powered by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, KERA Dallas, and The Commit Partnership will host an engagement event on Saturday, April 7 from 10 am – 1 pm at Dallas Heritage Village for a fun-filled day of learning, exploring and creative play as we bring books and reading to life with some of your favorite PBS characters including Nature Cat, Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat, Super Why, Princess Presto and Jet Propulsion. The H.O.P.E.S. Team will greet each family and give them a blue pinwheel upon entrance into the event.The H.O.P.E.S. sub-contractors will host mini Triple P Sessions and have various information/activity tables in the resource area for parents and children.
  • Location: Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215
  • Participants: Families in the Dallas community – open to the public
  • Contact: Denita Malvern; dmalvern@KERA.org (214) 740-9335 | Allison Janik; ajanik@unitedwaydallas.org (214) 978-2035

Dallas County Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Event.  April 13, 11:30 AM.

  • Description: Prevention Is Key: Protect. Educate. Heal.  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

CAPCO/Dallas CASA Event - April 13, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Description: The Child Abuse Prevention Coalition and Dallas CASA will be hosting their Annual Child Abuse Awareness event. There will be a light lunch followed by a presentation by the keynote speaker, Jenna Quinn, and will conclude with the honoring of Child Protective Services staff as well as other child abuse prevention advocates
  • Location: Dallas CASA, 2757 Swiss Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
  • Participants: CPS Staff, Home Visiting Staff, and Community members – open to the public
  • Contact: Sheryldine Samuel; ssamuel@family-compass.org (214) 370-9810 | Chelsea Guidry; cguidry@unitedwaydallas.org (214) 978-0039

Baby Safety Baby Shower – April 27 (Time TBD)

  • Description: The Dallas CouWnty H.O.P.E.S. team will host a “Baby Safety, Baby Shower” for pre/post-natal Maya Angelou High School Students. This shower will focus on baby safety and coincide with the parenting classes administered by AVANCE Dallas, H.O.P.E.S. sub-contractor
  • Location: Maya Angelou High School, 4528 Rusk Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
  • Participants: private event for Maya Angelou High School students
  • Contact: LaTasha Splane lsplane@unitedwaydallas.org (214) 978-0061 

H.O.P.E.S. & THVP Community Health & Prevention Fair – April 28, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Description: The Dallas County H.O.P.E.S. Program is partnering with East Dallas Church of Christ and Jubilee Park & Community Center to host the second annual Health and Prevention fair to spread awareness of the importance of Prevention and Early Intervention.
  • Location: East Dallas Church of Christ, 1015 S Carroll Ave, Dallas, TX 75223
  • Participants: public event for families in the community
  • Contact: Kriston Jackson Terrell; kjackson@unitedwaydallas.org (214) 978-2092

Latino Street Fest – April 29, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

  • Description: The 2018 Latino Street Fest is estimated to welcome more than 30,000 people to Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District.  Artists, entertainers, and vendors will join together to promote and celebrate the vibrant Latino culture in North Texas. The H.O.P.E.S. team and sub-contractors will have various information/activity tables in the resource area for parents and children, with a focus on preventing child abuse.
  • Location: Dallas Arts District, Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
  • Participants: public event for families in the community
  • Contact: Gabriela Morlett; gmorlett@avance-dallas.org (214) 887-9907 | LaTasha Splane; lsplane@unitedwaydallas.org (214) 978-0061

Blue Sunday – April 29, Various

  • Description: For the second year The Dallas County H.O.P.E.S. Program is partnering with local churches in the Dallas Community providing resources and materials for national “Blue Sunday”.
  • Location: various targeted churches in Dallas
  • Participants: private event for each church that agrees to participate
  • Contact: Kriston Jackson Terrell; kjackson@unitedwaydallas.org (214) 978-2092

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Child Abuse Prevention Employee Awareness Campaign – Various dates throughout the month

  • Description: The United Way of Metropolitan Staff will be participating in an organization wide “Go Blue” day for Child Abuse Prevention Month. These activities will include staff wearing blue, taking a “blue-ribbon” photo, distributing blue ribbons and pens, having staff to sign a prevention pledge, and other “air campaign” messages including a short video titled “Dear Grown Ups”.
  • Location: 1800 N. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75202
  • Participants: private events for UWMD staff
  • Contact: Kriston Jackson Terrell; kjackson@unitedwaydallas.org (214) 978-2092 | LaTasha Splane; lsplane@unitedwaydallas.org (214) 978-0061

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Placing of Pinwheels - April 3, 9:30 AM

  • Description: Gathering on the front steps of the courthouse while students place blue pinwheels in the ground to represent the number of children served by CASA in 2017
  • Location: Morris County Courthouse, 500 Broadnax St., Daingerfield, TX 75638
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Martha Baker, bbaker554@aol.com

Balloon Release - April 4, 9:30 AM

  • Description: Balloon Release in tribute to victims of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Location: West Elementary
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Martha Baker, bbaker554@aol.com

Northeast Texas Coalitions Against Substance Abuse April 4, 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

  • Description: Speaking at community meeting
  • Location: Daingerfield High, 202 Tiger Dr., Daingerfield
  • Participants: Committee members, students
  • Contact: Brad Johnson, 903-939-9010

Ounce of Prevention April 17, 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

  • Description: Speaking at community meeting
  • Location: Church on the Rock, 909 Linda Dr., Daingerfield
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Martha Baker, bbaker554@aol.com

Town Hall Meeting - April 17, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Description: Town Hall meeting to inform the community on Child Advocacy and the need for family and community engagement.
  • Location: Daingerfield High School Auditorium, 200 Tiger Drive, Daingerfield TX 75638
  • Participants: Open to public

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Stand Up for Children Parent Workshop April 5, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Description: Keeping Children Safe in the Real and Virtual World.
  • Location: First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Lucust St., Denton, TX 76201
  • Participants: Professionals and open to the public
  • Contact: Denton County Child Advocacy Center, Monica@cacdc.org

Stand Up for Children Parent Workshop April 12, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Description: Internet Safety for Children and Youth.
  • Location: First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Lucust St., Denton, TX 76201
  • Participants: Professionals and open to the public
  • Contact: Denton County Child Advocacy Center, Monica@cacdc.org

Stand Up for Children Parent Workshop April 19, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Description: MoneyPrints, Parents on Budgeting
  • Location: First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Lucust St., Denton, TX 76201
  • Participants: Professionals and open to the public
  • Contact: Denton County Child Advocacy Center, Monica@cacdc.org

Stand Up for Children Parent Workshop April 26, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Description: Building Better Boundaries: Parent Edition.
  • Location: First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Lucust St., Denton, TX 76201
  • Participants: Professionals and open to the public
  • Contact: Denton County Child Advocacy Center, Monica@cacdc.org

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Child Abuse Prevention - Date: April 21, 2018 10am-12pm

  • Description: Creating awareness for child abuse prevention through handing out of blue child abuse prevention awareness ribbons and information of K’STAR services.
  • Location: Walmart #4103,175 Interstate 35 N, Devine, TX 78016
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Tammy Kothe-Ramsey, 830-329-3919, tammy.kothe-ramsey@kstar.org

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Event: Family Fun Game Day: Saturday, April 21, 10 AM – 2 PM

  • Description: Join us for a day of FREE family fun and food!
  • Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 800 FM 517 E, Dickinson, TX 77539
  • Participants: Families with children 0-17; open to public
  • Contact: Neil Treble – galvestoncrcg@gmail.com. RSVP to galvestoncrcg@gmail.com to be entered into a special drawing.

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Event Name:  Blue Sunday, Day of Prayer April 29

  • Description:  Time of prayer for abused and neglected children and those who rescue them
  • Location: Various churches throughout the county
  • Participants: Church members
  • Contact: BlueSunday.org

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21st Annual Hidalgo County Child Abuse Prevention Candlelight Vigil April 5, 6:00 PM

  • Description:  Please join us for a public awareness walk, 5:45 PM from CASA Office and Candlelight Vigil to raise awareness in our community and 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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22nd Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Silent Auction, Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso, April 5, 5:30 PM

  • Description: To help sexually abused children to be heard and receive healing featuring Keynote Speaker, Mary Gonzalez, Texas State Representative.
  • Location: Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso, 1100 E. Cliff, Bldg. E, E Paso, TX  79902
  • Participants: Open to the public; there is a registration fee.
  • Contact: Susan H. Oliva, Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso. (915) 545-5400

Go Blue Day - April 6, 9 AM – 11 AM

  • Description:  Wear blue to raise awareness of child abuse prevention.  El Paso City Proclamation and County Resolution to be presented. 
  • Location:  501 Hawkins Blvd, El Paso, TX 79915
  • Participants:  DFPS employees, community stakeholders, and community supporters.
  • Contact:  Sonia Avila, sonia.avila@dfps.state.tx.us, (915) 521-3704

11th Annual Family Fun Fair – April 7, 10 AM – 2 PM

  • Description:  Wear your favorite super hero costume to this fun, interactive event aimed at strengthening families with group activities and community resources.
  • Location:  Album Park, 3001 Parkwood, El Paso, TX 79935
  • Participants:  This event is open to the public.
  • Contact:  Sonia Avila, sonia.avila@dfps.state.tx.us, (915) 521-3704

8th Annual Child Welfare Law Conference, El Paso County Attorney’s Office, April 9, 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Description:  Professional conference on medical, legal, and social child abuse/neglect topics.
  • Location:  Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX
  •  Participants:  This event is open to the public, 7.0 hours of CLS, including 1.25 hrs. of Ethics (Pending approval by State Bar of TX); Cost includes continental breakfast, snacks, and box lunch.
  • Contact:  Vangie Rexach, Vangie.gonzalez@epcounty.com, (915) 546-8160,  www.childwelfarecle.com

2018 Spring Attention Deficit Seminar; April 14, 2018; 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Description:  To provide parents and professionals with information related to children (under the age of 18) with Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity. Many times parents are not aware of the condition because the child has not been diagnosed and think the child is just behaving badly. Awareness can prevent child abuse.
  • Location:  El Paso Community College Administrative Center, Building A Boardroom; 9050 Viscount  El Paso, TX 79925
  • Participants:  Parents and professionals who work or assist children with Attention Deficit
  • Contact:  Araceli Urrutia; araceli.urrutia@pdnchildrens.org ; 544-8484 ext. 192

Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (MCCASA) "Protecting our Children", April 14, 10:00AM - 2:00PM.

  • Description:  This is one of the biggest events Ft Bliss has that is all about the children and brings awareness of child abuse and promotes the healthy development of military children and celebrates military children. 
  • Location:  Biggs Park, Fort Bliss, TX, 79916
  • Participants:  Military families and children.
  • Contact: Shannyn B. Moose, Family Advocacy Program Administrative Assistant Dynamic Systems Technology, Inc., Fort Bliss Army Community Service, (915) 568-9129

5th Annual March Against Child Abuse. April 14 10:00 AM

  • Description:  to raise awareness of the magnitude of child abuse and neglect and educate the masses by providing attendees with educational pamphlets and local resources. Remarks by special guest speakers will take place throughout the event, followed by a balloon release in memory of the children who died as a result of child abuse/neglect in the State of Texas last year.
  • Location:  San Jacinto Plaza, 111 E. Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
  • Participants:  Open to the public.
  • Contact:    Priscilla Monarez, Project C.H.A.N.C.E., www.project-chance.org, (915) 691-0392.

STOP Human Trafficking Sunday, April 15 @ 8:00AM

  • Presented By: El Paso Center for Children and Paso del Norte Center for Hope
  • Location: Memorial Park Reserve - 3100 Copper Ave 79930
  • Participants: Early registration thru Friday, April 13th $25.00 | Packet pick-up & race day registration  $30.00 Proceeds to benefit organizations providing services to survivors of human trafficking: El Paso Center for Children and Paso del Norte Center of Hope
  • Contact: Erik Baray 915-731-1740

Dia Del Nino Conference - Friday, April 20, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

  • Description:  Conference promotes child wellness in our community.
  • Location:  Amistad Conference Center, 3210 Dyer St., El Paso, TX  79930
  •  Participants:  Therapists, Psychologists, Parents, Teachers/faculty, Nurses, Social Workers, Promotores (CHWs), CPS Workers, Pediatricians and staff, and any stakeholders in child wellness.
  • Contact:  Jorge Alday, Jorge.alday@dshs.texas.gov, (915) 834-7697, https://2018diadelninoconference.eventbrite.com

Military Child/Child Abuse Prevention Field Day – April 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: MFVPP team at the Child Crisis Center of El Paso will be creating a Field Day. Field Day. Physical activities to promote parent, child, family interaction and teamwork.
  • Location: Sue Young Park. 9730 Diana Dr. El Paso, TX 79924
  • Participants: MFVPP participants and families & BBBS participants and Families.
  • Contact: Fabian Diaz Program Director. 915 562-7955. fdiaz@childcrisiselp.org

Daddy Do Day - April 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Description: Fatherhood EFFECT team at the Child Crisis Center of El Paso will be teaming up with a local cosmetology program where the students will teach fathers how to manicure their daughter’s or son’s hands as well as comb their daughter’s hair.
  • Location: El Paso Community College Campus. 9050 Viscount Blvd. El Paso, TX 79925
  • Participants: Fatherhood EFFECT clients, open to public but must make reservation, limited seating.
  • Contact: Alfredo Gonzalez. 915 562-7955. agonzalez@childcrisiselp.org

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Rains County Proclamation - April 12

  • Description: proclamation declaring Child Abuse Prevention Month and Tying of blue ribbons
  • Location: Rains County Courthouse, 220 Quitman St., Emory TX 75440
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Peggy Walker, peggy56@suddenlinkmail.com

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 10, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr., Euless, TX 76039
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact:  Kim Sutter, City Secretary, ksutter@eulesstx.gov, 817-444-2541

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Wilson County Proclamation – April 11, 9:30AM

  • Location: Wilson County Courthouse-1420 3rd St. Floresville, Tx. 78114
  • Participants: Open to the public - judges, attorneys, DFPS.

Paint the Town Blue – April 14, 1pm-3pm

  • Description: Join the Children’s Alliance of South Texas as they bring awareness and prevention of child abuse! You will be able to paint a child abuse awareness picture to take home with you. *Cost Associated: $35*
  • Location: 983 2nd St. Floresville, Tx. 78114
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: (830) 393-6290 Register at: www.facebook.com/ChildrensAllianceofSTX/

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Champions for Children’s Gala March 24, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Advocacy and support benefit event for Denton County Advocacy Center
  • Location: Circle R Ranch, 5901 Cross Timbers Rd., Flower Mound, TX 75022
  • Participants: Tickets Required, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Denton County Children’s Advocacy Center, (972)317-2818, www.cacdc.org

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Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention April Lesson Plan

  • Description: The entire month of April will be devoted to bringing awareness through discussions, worksheets, role playing and quizzing.
  • Locations: Kirkpatrick Middle School, 3201 Refugio Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76106 (Wednesdays 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)
    Northside Community Center - 1100 NW 18th St., Fort Worth, TX 76164 (Thursdays 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)
  • Participants: HMPA program participants.
  • Contact: Jeanette Greenwood, CEO, 817-923-1741, jgreenwood@headlinementors.com

18th Cesar Chavez March & Rally March 31, 2018 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Description: Community celebration of Cesar Chavez’s message of community and justice through fellowship gathering and community agency information sharing. NDS Fatherhood EFFECT will be sharing father stories through program fathers, child safety and development information and HHS Tip Sheets for National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month 2018.
  • Location:  Downtown Fort Worth, TX 76102 and TCC River Campus 76102
  • Participants:  Open to public
  • Contact: Alejandro Hukil, 214-680-6263, ccctarrant@gmail.com

Community Clean Up & Fun Day April 7, 2018 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Description: Father-initiated for all families in conjunction with Hillside Community Center and Morningside Community Partnerships to bring families and children together for community service opportunities and information sharing. NDS Fatherhood EFFECT will be sharing father stories through program fathers, child safety and development information and HHS Tip Sheets for National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month 2018.
  • Location: Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Allen, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  • Participants: Open to the public and by invitation to collaborating partner program participants.
  • Contact: Reggie Moss, NewDay Services, (817) 926-9499, reggie@newdayservices.org; Tawney Coburn, 817-814-0772, tawney.coburn@fwisd.org 

Vision Awards Ceremony – April 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

  • Description: Theme for ceremony is Stop Bullying. We will have anti-bullying quotes framed on each table with decorations. Each of our six subcontractors will give a presentation on anti-bullying (skit, poem, song, teambuilding activity, etc.). 
  • Location: North Fort Worth Boys & Girls Club, 2000 Ellis Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76164
  • Participants: CYD awardees (youth) and their parents, as well as our Youth Advisory Committee.
  • Contact: Jodi Newton, CYD Project Manager, 817-740-4370, jdnewton@tarrantcounty.com

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse - April 10, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Description: Education and training to learn about child abuse and neglect.
  • Location: Gladney Center for Adoption, 6300 John Ryan Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76132
  • Participants: RSVP required. Professionals and open to the public
  • Contact: Gladney Center for Adoption, (817) 922-6000

Fort Worth ISD Resource Center, Forest Oak Parent Engagement April 11, 2018 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Description:  Family Resource Center outreach and education event to encourage parents and other family members to learn about community resources and child protection and development. NDS Fatherhood EFFECT will be sharing child safety and development information and HHS Tip Sheets for National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month 2018.
  • Location:  3250 Pecos St., Fort Worth, TX 76119
  • Participants: Open to all parents served by FWISD and the public by invitation.
  • Contact:  Barbara Brown, 817-815-2850, barabara.brown@fwisd.org

Discover NewDay Services April 12, 2018 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Description: Information sharing presentation regarding NewDay Services programs delivered daily throughout North Texas with community partners and the general public along with HHS Tips Sheets for National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month 2018.
  • Location: 6816 Camp Bowie Blvd West, Fort Worth, TX 76116
  • Participants: Open to the public and by specific invitation
  • Contact: Betsy Holland, (817) 926-9499, Betsy@newdayservices.org

Consortium Monday, April 16, 12 – 3 PM

  • Description:  Presentation & Q&A on Child Abuse Awareness from Kathryn Dumond, M.Ed, LPC-S, RPT-S, Clinical Therapist Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence
  • Location: Catholic Charities of Ft Worth 249 Thornhill Ft Worth TX 76115 Quad 1&3
  • Participants:  Invite 250+ social service individuals from Tarrant County. Open to public
  • Contact: Angela Fox, Director of Child Welfare Phone: (682) 561 5702 Email: afox@ccdofw.org

Raising the New Age Generation April 17, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Description: Open panel discussion and an in-depth look at local resources
  • Location: 2300 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119 - Gymnasium
  • Participants: RSVP required by April 12th.  Grandparents raising grandchildren, caregivers, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Community Uplift Services, (817) 333-7524

Parent Class – April 18, 2018, 5:00 PM.-7:00 PM.

  • Description: Sexual Abuse Video from Alliance for Children
  • Location: North Fort Worth Boys & Girls Club, 2000 Ellis Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164
  • Participants: Parents of club members
  • Contact: Vanessa Escobedo, Youth Program Specialist, 817-624-8406, vescobedo@fortworthkids.org

Teens in Action Book Club – April 20, 2018, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

  • Description: Teens in Action students will read a book for children’s book club about using their voice in safety situations, and play a game where children practice using their voice.
  • Location: North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76106
  • Participants: Elementary school students in after-school program
  • Contact: Connie Jackson, StepUp Program Specialist, 817-321-2111 ext. 5718, connie@campfirefw.org

MHMR HOPES Family Coach Training April 20, 2018 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Description: Family coach’s development training to prepare staff to serve at risk families to reduce risk and occurrences of child abuse and neglect. NDS Fatherhood EFFECT will be sharing child safety and development information and HHS Tip Sheets for National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month 2018.
  • Location: 3800 Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76109
  • Participants: MHMR staff and administrative personnel
  • Contact: Sarah Branch, 817-653-3579, sarah.branch@mhmrtc.org; Francisco Hernandez, 817-926-9499, francisco@newdayservices.org

Discover NewDay Services April 26, 2018 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Description: Information sharing presentation regarding NewDay Services programs delivered daily throughout North Texas with community partners and the general public along with HHS Tips Sheets for National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month 2018.
  • Location: 6816 Camp Bowie Blvd West, Fort Worth, TX 76116
  • Participants: Open to the public and by specific invitation
  • Contact: Betsy Holland, (817) 926-9499, Betsy@newdayservices.org

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FFS Parenting Class April 10, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Description: TBRI informed parenting class
  • Location: 9085 Dogwood St., Frisco, TX 75033
  • Participants: Open to families utilizing FFS services
  • Contact: Doris Cordova, doris@friscocenter.org

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Texas Go Blue Day Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10 AM

  • Description: Presentation at 10 and then a ribbon tying directly after
  • Location: Del Papa Distributing Main Office
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Charity Eames at the Galveston County Children Services board at 832-259-0683.

Family Fun Game Day: Saturday, April 21, 10 AM – 2 PM

  • Description: Join us for a day of FREE family fun and food!
  • Location: Faith Lutheran Church, 800 FM 517 E, Dickinson, TX 77539.
  • Participants: Families with children 0-17; open to public.
  • Contact: Neil Treble – galvestoncrcg@gmail.com. RSVP to galvestoncrcg@gmail.com to be entered into a special drawing.

Grand Kid’s Fest: Saturday, April 7, 10 AM – 5 PM.

  • Description: The Grand Kids Festival is designed to create opportunities to participate in fun activities as a family, such as making musical instruments; creating visual art in a variety of media; learning and acting out folk dances or puppetry. Food and beverage booths, located in a Food Fair area, will be geared toward but good food for families.
  • Location: Post office Street, between 20th and 23rd Streets, Galveston, Texas 77550.
  • Participants: Children - open to public.
  • Contact: For more information, contact Sarah Piel at 800-821-1894 ext. 5066, 409-770-5066, Email: spiel@thegrand.com

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Upshur County CRCG April 12, 9 A.M. – 10 A.M.

  • Description: Speaking at community meeting
  • Location: DSHS, 324 Yapaco St, Gilmer
  • Participants: CRCG Members
  • Contact: Bobby Mangham, 903-753-9744

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 3, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: City Manager’s Office, 317 W. College St., Grand Prairie, TX 75053
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact:  Cathy DiMaggio, City Secretary, cdimaggio@gptx.org, 972-237-8035

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Proclamation of Blue Ribbon Day - April 3, 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 16 - 21, 9:00 AM

  • Description: The Week of the Young Child Committee starts their week of the Young Child events on Thursday April 19th 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 drum beat cadence 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 locations throughout 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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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 3, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: City Hall, 200 S. Main, Grapevine, TX 76051
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Tara Brooks, City Secretary, tbrooks@grapevinetexas.gov, (817) 410-3182

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Trinity County Flag Raising - April 2, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Flag raising ceremony and reading of proclamation
  • Location: Trinity County Courthouse, 165 W. 1st St., Groveton, TX 75845
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Kalin's Center, Rae Lynn Simpson, 936-545-945

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Pinwheels for Purpose Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10 AM

  • Description: Presentation at 10 and then a ribbon tying immediately after
  • Location:  Old galveston courthouse
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: CASA of Galveston County

Event: Grand Kid’s Fest: Saturday, April 7, 10 AM – 5 PM

  • Description: The Grand Kids Festival is designed to create opportunities to participate in fun activities as a family, such as making musical instruments; creating visual art in a variety of media; learning and acting out folk dances or puppetry. Food and beverage booths, located in a Food Fair area, will be geared toward but good food for families.
  • Location: Postoffice Street, between 20th and 23rd Streets, Galveston, Texas 77550
  • Participants: Children - open to public
  • Contact: For more information, contact Sarah Piel at 800-821-1894 ext. 5066, 409-770-5066, Email: spiel@thegrand.com

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Pinwheel Garden - April 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Description: Visual Display of Pinwheels in recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
  • Location: TBD
  • Participants: Child Advocacy, Community Partners, Volunteers; Open to public
  • Contact: Holly Martin, 817-573-0292

Go Blue Day April 6 (All Day)

  • Description: STARRY, joined by several community partners, will be “going blue” on this day. We will be wearing our “Stand Up for Children” blue t-shirts and joining our community partners in placing blue ribbons all throughout Granbury & Glen Rose, as well as planting a pinwheel garden that will remain on display throughout the month of April.
  • Location: Granbury & Glen Rose (all throughout the communities)
  • Participants: STARRY, Children’s Advocacy Center, BACA, CPS, local churches, Mission Granbury, and Hood County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Contact: Mindy Spruill, 254-434-5232, Mindy.Spruill@starry.org

Open House – April 7, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: write your description here
  • Location: Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Ctr. 1540 Southtown Dr. Ste. 102/103, Granbury, TX 76048
  • Participants: Board members, staff, volunteers and invited guests; Invitation only.
  • Contact: Holly Martin, 817-573-0292

Kids Armour of Hope Starfish Adoption Dinner - April, 12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Community Dinner and Fundraiser
  • Location: Warrens Backyard, 2901 Weatherford Hwy., Granbury, TX 76049
  • Participants: Sponsors, community partners, ticket holders; Open to the public
  • Contact: Kylee Petersen, 817-228-9097, peterson.kylee@gmail.com. 

Donation Resource Drive  -  April 8, and April 15, 9:45AM – 11:45AM

  • Description: Collection drive benefiting local Resource Room and Rainbow Room
  • Location: 3433 Fall Creek Hwy., Granbury, TX 76049
  • Participants: Church attendees: Open to the public
  • Contact: Brigitte Eichler and Holly Martin,  817-408-8263, 817-573-0292

Dating Violence Presentation – April 23 & April 24, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Description: STARRY, joined by several community partners (Hood County Sheriff’s Dept., Mission Granbury, Children’s Advocacy Center, Brazos Pregnancy Center), will be providing educational presentations to all ninth grade students at Granbury ISD on the topic of healthy versus unhealthy relationships (identifying toxic relational patterns that could lead to manipulation, coercion and abuse).
  • Location: Granbury High School, 2000 W Pearl St., Granbury, TX 76048
  • Participants: Granbury ISD ninth grade students, teachers and staff members
  • Contact: Mindy Spruill, 254-434-5232, Mindy.Spruill@starry.org

Child Welfare Board Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Event -  April 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Description: Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Event
  • Location: Granbury Courthouse
  • Participants: Board members, Open to the public
  • Contact: Brigitte Eichler, 817-408-8263 

Child Welfare Board Event April 24, 6:00 p.m.

  • Description: STARRY, joined by several community partners, will be hosting a balloon release event to raise awareness and honor survivors of abuse.
  • Location: Granbury City Park
  • Participants: Granbury agencies/organizations: STARRY, Children’s Advocacy Center, CPS Child Welfare Board
  • Contact: Mindy Spruill, 254-434-5232, Mindy.Spruill@starry.org

Healthy Kids Day – April 28, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hood County YMCA; 1475 James road, Granbury, Texas; open to the Community; attendees- YMCA members and community; contact: Whitney Landis

  • Description: Children activities and family education
  • Location: Hood County YMCA; 1475 James Road, Granbury, TX
  • Participants: Community Service Providers, Open to the public
  • Contact: Whitney Landis, (817) 573-7159, wlandis@ymcafw.org

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CAP Pass Out Info and Wear Blue April 21 9:00AM -4:00PM.

  • Description: Wear blue for Child Abuse Prevention
  • Location: Harper ISD, Fredericksburg, Stonewall ISD, Gillespie County
  • Participants: ISD students, teachers, staff
  • Contact: Bri Crowl, 830-739-4416, bri.crowl@kstar.org, Harper School Principal

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Georgetown Health Fair April 5, 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

  • Description: Speaking Engagement/Outreach to discuss STARRY services at the Georgetown Health Fair
  • Location: Annie Purl Elementary School Cafeteria, 1700 Laurel St., Georgetown, TX 78626
  • Participants: Georgetown ISD residents, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Sherry Stamp, Coordinator of School Nursing, 512-943-5000 ext. 7671, stamps@georgetownisd.org

The Georgetown Project Collaborative April 4, 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

  • Description: Outreach to discuss STARRY services at the Georgetown Project Collaborative
  • Location: Georgetown Health Foundation, 2425 Williams Dr. #101, Georgetown, TX 78628
  • Participants: Agencies, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Leslie Janca, CEO of The Georgetown Project

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month March 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: Haltom City Municipal Court, 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, TX 76117
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Art Camacho, City Secretary, acamacho@haltomcitytx.com, 817-222-7749

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Every Child Safe, Every Community Aware – April 21, 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Description: Learn how to identify potential warning signs of child abuse. Get information and tips on positive parenting. Make connections to community resources.
  • Location: Bowie Parent/Community Education Center, 811 E. Bowie St., Alamo, TX 78516
  • Participants: Community partners, law enforcement, fire department. This event is open to the public.
  • Contact: Jeff Wolpers, BCFS Health and Human Services, (956) 230-3849, JW1014@bcfs.net

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Hays County Proclamation, Time and Date to be announced

  • Description: City of San Marcos Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Recognizes children that have been abused, neglected, and entities working to protect children.
  • Location: Multiple locations including Buda, San Marcos and other municipalities in Hays County, Texas. Typically held in the City Council chambers.
  • Participants: The event is open to the public.
  • Contact: (512) 754-0500, jrnew@gsmyc.org, Julia Ramsay-New

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Proclamation and Balloon Release - April 6, 10:00 AM

  • Description: Proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month. Balloon release in honor of victims of child abuse and neglect
  • Location: Sabine County Courthouse, 201 Main St., Hemphill, TX 75948
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Linda Leger, 936-201-7180

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Go Blue Day Program – April 11 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Description: proclamation and balloon release
  • Location: Waller County Courthouse. 836 Austin St Hempstead, TX.
  • Participants: Open to the public
Contact:  Katina Harris waller.cwb.2017@gmail.com

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Rusk County Proclamation - April 9, 10:30 AM

  • Description: Proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Location: Rusk Co. Courthouse lawn, 115 N. Main St., Henderson TX, 75652
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Rusk- Panola Child Advocacy Center, 903-567-0790

Rusk County Balloon Release - April 11, 10:30 AM

  • Description: Balloon release on behalf of victims of child abuse/neglect as well as to raise awareness of child abuse prevention month. Everyone is encouraged to wear blue to show support of child abuse victims.
  • Location: Rusk Co. Courthouse lawn, 115 N. Main St., Henderson TX, 75652
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Rusk- Panola Child Advocacy Center, 903-567-0790

Rusk County CRCG April 24, 11 P.M. – 12 P.M.

  • Description: Speaking at community meeting
  • Location: Community Healthcore,
  • Participants: CRCG Members
  • Contact: Michelle Rumsey, 903-753-9744

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Family Funday: “Every Child Safe, Every Community Aware”- Saturday, April 21, 9:00am-1:00pm

  • Description: Family friendly alcohol-free event. Children and families will enjoy games, face painting, Zumba dancing, free hot dogs and cupcakes.
  • Location: Alamo Bowie Parent/Community Education Center 811 E. Bowie St. Alamo, TX
  • Participants: This is a family friendly event for both children and parents. The event is open to the general public.
  • Contact: Melissa Morales (361) 813-6380 mm0413@bcfs.net

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 10, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: City Hall, 1505 Precinct Line Rd., Hurst, TX 76054
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Rita Frick, City Secretary, rfrick@hursttx.gov, 817-788-7041

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Walker County Evening of Awareness April 24, 2018

  • Description: It’s an opportunity to meet individuals involved in the child welfare work from volunteers to child placing agencies to DFPS staff. It is an opportunity to learn more about becoming a foster, adoptive, kinship, or respite provider and the resources available to you in your county
  • Location: location to be determined
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: For more information contact Leshia Fisher at 936-689-3361.

Walker County CASA Advocate Celebration Dinner April 20, 2018

  • Description: honoring all who provided advocacy to children in foster care.
  • Location:  632 Cherry Hills Dr, Huntsville, TX
  • Participants:  CASA staff and CPS staff and other community stakeholders
  • Contact:  casa of walker county

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Child Abuse Prevention - Date: April 7, 2018 10am-12pm

  • Description: Creating awareness for child abuse prevention through handing out of blue child abuse prevention awareness ribbons and information of K’STAR services.
  • Location: Walmart #443, 109 22nd Street, Hondo, TX 78861
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Tammy Kothe-Ramsey, 830-329-3919, tammy.kothe-ramsey@kstar.org

Go Blue Day – April 13-Time 5:00PM - 7:00PM

  • Description: Come join in on some carnival fun at a free event that is put on by CASA
  • Location: Medina County Courthouse-1016-1198 16th St. Hondo, Tx. 78861
  • Participants: Open to the public-multiple community partners.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month Launch – April 2, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am

  • Description: The Children’s Assessment Center (CAC) with other community partners will host a press conference to kick off April Abuse Prevention Month to bring attention to the issues of child abuse intervention and prevention.
  • Location: Children’s Assessment Center (2500 Bolsover Houston, Texas).
  • Participants:  open to public
  • Contact: Martha Vieco-Garcia Martha.vieco-garcia@cac.hctx.net 713-986-3482

Ribbon Tying for Child Abuse and Awareness – throughout April

  • Description: DePelchin Children’s Center is raising awareness to the devastating effects of child abuse by tying blue ribbons to our fence line in recognition of the 6,551 victims of child abuse in Harris County last year.
  • Location: DePelchin Children’s Center Memorial Campus located at 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston 77007.
  • Participants: The event is open to all employees, volunteers, and community partners.
  • Contact: Analisa Warren at awarren@depelchin.org

Children’s Assessment Center kick off to April Abuse Prevention Month – April 6, 10:00 am- 11:00 am

  • Description: Former foster child discusses the importance of family and friends getting involved in foster care cases where a family member is involved
  • Location: Children’s Museum of Houston (1500 Binz Houston Texas 77004)
  • Participants: open to the public
  • Contact: Estella Olguin Estella.olguin@cps.hctx.net 713-515-5303

18th Annual Spirit of Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show – April 6,2018 11:00am – 1:30pm

  • Description: 18th Annual Spirit of spring Luncheon and Fashion Show
  • Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel 2222 West Loop S Houston Texas 77027
  • Participants: open to public
  • Contact: Martha Vieco-Garcia Martha.vieco-garcia@cac.hctx.net, (713) 986-3482

The Future of Healthy Children: Preventing and Responding to Trauma, Toxic Stress, and Disasters – April 4, 2018

  • Description: This is the second annual symposium of the Section of Public Health Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital, which will highlight national and local leaders in preventing and responding to trauma, toxic stress, and disasters.  The symposium will also feature a local panel discussing the response to Hurricane Harvey from the school, healthcare, and community perspectives.  Heather Forkey, MD from UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center will be our keynote speaker.
  • Location: DePelchin Children’s Center, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
  • Participants: Limited seating, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-healthy-children-tickets-42548635113
  • Contact: Nancy Correa, npcorrea@texaschildrens.org

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Go blue at SHSU - Friday, April 6 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

  • Description: Come join us as we ignite and educate our community regarding the needs of our children in foster care and ways we can all engage in improving their lives don’t forget to wear blue. There will be multiple organizations from the foster care community on hand to offer suggestions for volunteer and career opportunities
  • Location: The Sam Houston State University (SHSU) mall area.
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Terri jaggars@TEJ003@SHSU.edu

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Ivanhoe City Council Meeting- April 12, 6:30 PM

  • Description: Addressing child abuse prevention month with city
  • Location: Ivanhoe Community Center, 870 Charmaine Dr. E, Woodville TX 75979
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Kathy Harris, 409-283-2503

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Cherokee County Appreciation Banquet - April 23, 6:00 PM

  • Description: proclamation and candlelight vigil
  • Location: First United Methodist Church Jacksonville, 131 SW Loop 456, Jacksonville TX 75766
  • Participants:DFPS, CASA, CWB, Local Officials
  • Contact: Barbara Huggins, bh@jacksonvillemethodist.org

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Cake Auction for Jasper County Child Welfare Board - March 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Description: This event will be broadcasted via 107.2 FM at an annual fundraiser for the Jasper County Child Welfare Board. During the event CPS, local board, and CASA will share insight and statistics on Child Abuse/Neglect
  • Location: KJAS, 107.2 FM
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Willie McFarland, 903-570-4410

Go Blue Walk- April 9, 9 AM

  • Description: A walk while everyone wears blue to spread child abuse awareness
  • Location: CPS Office, 928 Marvin Hancock Dr., Jasper, TX 75951
  • Participants: Open to public, CPS staff, Child Welfare Board Members, CASA
  • Contact: Tammy Southwell, 409-383-5578

Rainbow Room Baby Shower - April 27, All Day

  • Description: A Baby Shower for the Jasper County Rainbow Room benefitted Abused/Neglected children in Jasper County will be held. New donations of baby supplies are welcomed.
  • Location: Jasper CPS office front lobby, 928 Marvin Hancock Dr., Jasper, TX 75951
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Tammy Southwell, 409-383-5578

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Atascosa County Proclamation – April 5, 9:30AM

  • Location: Atascosa County Courthouse-1 Courthouse Circle Dr Jourdanton, Tx. 78026
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS
  • Contact: CPS Supervisor: Kathleen Cabrera (830) 928-5236 or court coordinator: Dora Gonzales (830) 769-2427

Paint the Town Blue – April 20, 7pm-9pm

  • Description: Join the Children’s Alliance of South Texas as they bring awareness and prevention of child abuse! You will be able to paint a child abuse awareness picture to take home with you. *Cost Associated: $35*
  • Location: 1101 Campbell Ave., Jourdanton, Tx. 78026
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: (830)393-6290 Register at: www.facebook.com/ChildrensAllianceofSTX/

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Karnes County Proclamation – April 4, 9:30AM

  • Location: Karnes County Courthouse-210 W. Calvert Ave Karnes City, Tx. 78118
  • Participants: Open to the public-judges, attorneys, DFPS staff.
  • Contact: CPS Supervisor: Kathleen Cabrera (830) 928-5236 or court coordinator: Dora Gonzales (830)769-2427

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 3, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy., Keller, TX 76248
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Kelly Ballard, City Secretary, kballard@cityofkeller.com, 817-743-4004

Keller Counselors Presentation – April 12 (11:30am-1:00pm)

  • Description: ACH’s Safe Place Coordinator will give an interactive presentation on ACH’s STAR services and Safe Place program
  • Location: Bottlecap Alley Ice House Grill, 148 South Main Street, Keller, TX 76248
  • Participants: Keller ISD counselors and interventionists
  • Contact: Lisa Eliason, lisa@elieson.com

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month  April 16, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: City Hall, 405 Municipal Dr., Kennedale, TX  76060
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Leslie Galloway, citysecretary@cityofkennedale.com, 817-985-2104

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Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon April 17th, 11:30 – 1:00pm  

  • Description: In conjunction with the Kerr County Child Services Board. BCFS HHS will co-sponsor the event and a speaker will be in attendance that addresses one of the following topics (trauma/parenting/mental health issue) Box lunches will be provided
  • Location: First United Methodist Church, 321 Thompson Drive, Kerrville, TX 78028 (Fellowship Hall)
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Kellie Early, 830-257-0432; kellie.Early@house.texas.gov

Blue Ribbon Event from April 2nd to April 30th. 

  • Description: BCFS HHS staff will place blue ribbon yard signs on the lawn of the Courthouse. Each of the signs will represent a child/victim of Child Abuse for 2017 from Kerr County.
  • Location: 700 Main Street, Kerrville, TX 78028
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Kellie Early, 830-257-0432; kellie.Early@house.texas.gov

Pinwheel Event from April 2nd to April 30th. 

  • Description: BCFS HHS staff will place pinwheels and signs of Child Abuse Awareness Month along the frontage road.
  • Location: 1127 E Main Street, Kerrville, TX. 78028
  • Participants: Sign up open to the public from April 2-April 30th 
  • Contact: Dennis Ferguson 830-777-9175 cell or 830-896-0993 office df0117@bcfs.net

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Easter Fest by Kerr County Leadership March 31, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Description: Booth with literature and games/prizes
  • Location: Flatrock Park, 3840 Riverside Dr., Kerrville, TX
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Leandi Monroe, 830-739-2242, leandi.monroe@kstar.org, Eric Lantz elantz@hctc.coop

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention: Preventing and Recognizing the Sex Trafficking of Children- April 17, 11:30am

  • Description: Free event with multiple speakers presenting on Sex Trafficking and Child Abuse Awareness topics
  • Location: First United Methodist Church 321 Thompson Dr., Kerrville, Tx. 78028
  • Participants: open to the public

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Smart Start Coalition (formerly) TBD (April 18), 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.

  • Description: Speaking at community meeting
  • Location: Kilgore Jr High, 455 Baughman Rd, Kilgore
  • Participants: Committee members, students
  • Contact: Rebecca Smith, 903-939-9010

Killeenblue ribbon

Annual CTC Wellness Fair April 04, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Description: Wellness event which includes free health screenings, exercise & fitness demonstrations, door prizes, silent auction, healthcare information and more.
  • Location: Central Texas College – 6200 W Central Texas Expressway, Killeen, TX 76549
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Mary McKee – 254-526-1347 or mmckee@ctcd.edu

Texans Fostering Community Enrichment April 26th 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. April 27th 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

  • Description: Training and community awareness event
  • Location: Texas A&M University Warrior Hall, 1001 Leadership Place, Killeen, TX 76549
  • Participants: foster families and direct service providers
  • Contact: Kayla Cehand-Kayla.Cehand@BSWHealth.org

STARRY Night 2018 April 26, 2018, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

  • Description: Presentation for parents with teenagers about anxiety/group for teenagers regarding anxiety
  • Location: STARRY Killeen, 1711 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 203, Killeen, TX 76541
  • Participants: Families with teenagers in the home and teenagers
  • Contact: Aldo Ortiz, 254-213-2035, aldo.ortiz@starry.org

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month  April 10, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: Lake Worth Police Dept., 3805 Adam Grubb Rd., Lake Worth, TX 76135
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Monica Solko, citysecretary@lakeworthtx.org, 817-237-1211x105

Laredoblue ribbon

2nd Annual Child Abuse Prevention Vigil, April 19

  • Description: Candlelight vigil honoring victims of abuse and  neglect
  • Location: Laredo First Assembly- 7610 N. Bartlett Avenue, Laredo
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Maria Meza @956-229-0450

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Balloon Release – April 6th, 9:15 AM

  • Description: Hockley Child Welfare Board and the National Jr. Honor Society will release balloons, remembering confirmed victims in Hockley County and also remembering child deaths in Texas during FY 2017
  • Location: Levelland Middle School, 1402 E. Ellis, Levelland  79336
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Carrla Jones, cjones8482@gmail.com

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Event Name –Candlelight Vigil to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6 PM

  • Description: Gather at the gazebo for a balloon release and program will begin immediately afterwards at the
  • Location: Liberty Center at 1829 Sam Houston Ave. liberty TX 77676.
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Liberty County District Attorney’s office at 936-336-4609 or the Liberty County Attorney’s office at 936-336-4650.

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Polk County Proclamation - April 3, 11:30 AM

  • Description: Proclamation declaring Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Location: Polk County Courthouse, 101 W. Church St., Livingston, TX 77351
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Amanda Jackson, 936-327-6761

Longviewblue ribbon

Blue Ribbon Campaign All month long

  • Description: Distributing blue ribbons within agency and to the community
  • Location: Area wide
  • Participants: Anyone
  • Contact: Bobby Mangham, 903-753-9744

North East Texas Homeless Consortium April 2, 11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M.

  • Description: Speaking at community meeting
  • Location: 711 Wiley Avenue, Marshall, TX
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Karen Holt, 903-295-5922

Blue Jeans & Ball Gowns - April 14, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Description: East Texas CASA's Gala Fundraiser-- Dance Competition, Silent & Live Auctions, Dinner by BearCreek Smokehouse
  • Location: Maude Cobb Convention Center
  • Participants: Open to Public; Tickets Available at www.bluejeansballgowns.com
  • Contact: Shelly Smith, 903-753-8093

Hope For Youth Meeting TBD (April 16), 5:30 P.M. – 7 P.M.

  • Description: Speaking at community meeting
  • Location: Marshall High, 1900 Maverick Dr, Marshall
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Lyndell McAllister, 903-237-1107

Proclamation - April 6, 9:00 AM

  • Description: proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Location: East Texas Montessori Prep School, 400 N. Eastman Rd., Longview, TX 75602
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Nancy Mumford, 903-343-4858

Lubbockblue ribbon

ABC Rodeo, March 29, 2018 7:30 pm

  • Description: Event where blue ribbons and prevention materials will be distributed to attendees
  • Location: City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions, Lubbock  79409
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: ABCRODEO@GMAIL.COM

Kickoff Ceremony for GO BLUE LUBBOCK, April 5, 2018  8:30 AM

  • Description: South Plains Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention will sponsor kickoff for GO BLUE
  • Location: Atmos Energy, 6606 66th Street  79424
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: csimpson@unitedway-lubbock.org (806) 747-2711,

Child Abuse Summit & Educational Symposium, April 6-7, 9:00 AM

  • Description: Covenant Health will sponsor sessions on prevention
  • Location: Knipling Education Center, 21st and Louisville, Lubbock  79410
  • Participants: Open to public (must register online at www.covenanthealth.inreachce.com)
  • Contact: (806) 725-3105

Blue Ribbon Ceremony, April 9, 1:00 pm

  • Description: Blue Ribbon Ceremony (speakers, hand out ribbons)
  • Location: Covenant Children’s Hospital, 4000 24th St., Lubbock  79410
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Belinda waters, (806)725-5779 

Champions for Children Luncheon, April 18, 11:30 AM

  • Description: Luncheon sponsored by Children’s Early Learning Center
  • Location: Scottish Rite Learning Center, 1101 70th Street, Lubbock  79412
  • Participants: Open to public(with reservations)
  • Contact: (806)765-9981, lena.scaff@elclubbock.org

Stand Up 4ORE Kids, April 27, 11AM-2PM

  • Description: Awareness event sponsored by Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Location: 4ORE Golf, 6909 Marsha Sharp Freeway, Lubbock  79407
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Judy Powell, (806)740-0251, jpowell@safeplace4kids.org

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, April 28, 10:00AM

  • Description: Voice of Hope awareness event
  • Location:  Lowes, S. Loop 289, Lubbock  79424
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: (806)763-3232, www.voiceofhopelubbock.org  

Blue Ribbon Rally, April 28, 10:00AM -5:00PM

  • Description: Activities and events raising awareness
  • Location: Depot District, 1719 Buddy Holly Ave., Lubbock  79401
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: (806)474-5577, www.familyguidancecenterlubbock.org

Lufkinblue ribbon

Angelina County Proclamation/ Balloon Release -  April 4, 10:00 AM

  • Description: Proclamation declaring Child Abuse Prevention Month and balloon release in support of victims of child abuse/ neglect.
  • Location: Angelina County Courthouse, 214 E. Lufkin Ave., Lufkin, TX 75901
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Ragan Haygood, 936-205-0177

Mansfieldblue ribbon

City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month  March 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: City Hall, 1200 East Broad St., Mansfield, TX 76063
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Belinda Willis, belinda.willis@mansfieldtexas.gov, 817-276-4202

Marshallblue ribbon

Wiley College Health Fair April 3, 9 A.M. – 2 P.M.

  • Description: Health fair
  • Location: 711 Wiley Avenue, Marshall, TX
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Shonte Epperson, 903-753-7633

Harrison/Marion/Panola County CRCG TBD (April 16), 9 A.M. – 10 A.M.

  • Description: Speaking at community meeting
  • Location: Marshall High, 1900 Maverick Dr, Marshall
  • Participants: CRCG Members
  • Contact: Leticia Stafford, 903-934-9892

Harrison County Community Coalition Partnership April 17, 1 P.M. – 2 P.M.

  • Description: Speaking at community meeting
  • Location: Marshall Public Library, 300 S. Alamo Blvd., Marshall
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Charley Olson, 903-753-7633

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Child Abuse Prevention - Date: April 13th, 2018 8 pm

  • Description: place signs & distribute child abuse prevention information to parents
  • Location: Highland Lakes Boys and Girls Club: 1701 Broadway St. Marble Falls, TX 78654
  • Participants: Open to all parents of the boys and girls program
  • Contact: Victoria Rucker, 830-798-2582

Midlandblue ribbon

Stand Up Midland – Thursday April 5, 2018  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

Blue Ribbon Run, The Race to End Child Abuse - Saturday April 14, 2018  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

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Chambers County Child Welfare Board presents the Blue and Blowing Dinner on April 27, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Description: Come out and support and honor those who protect children every day
  • Location: McLeod Recreation Center, 10717 Langston Dr, Mont Belvieu, TX 77580
  • Participants: Open to the public. Individual tickets are $30 each.
  • Contact: Go to the Chambers County Child Welfare website for more information. https://www.chamberskids.org/projects

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Titus/Camp/Franklin/Morris County CRCG April 11, 10 A.M. – 11 A.M.

  • Description: Speaking at community meeting
  • Location: Lakes Regional, 107 W 20th, Mt Pleasant
  • Participants: CRCG Members
  • Contact: Eboney Roney, 903-577-6738

Info meeting with Bishop Blake - April 17, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Info meeting with Bishop Blake, advocate for abused/neglect children.
  • Location: Tennison Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 313 N. Church St., Mt. Pleasant TX 75455
  • Participants: Clergy, Church advisors, CASA, Judges, County Attorneys, and DFPS supervisors
  • Contact: Michelle Cobern, 903-717-8940

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Franklin County Proclamation - April 9

  • Description: Proclamation declaring Child Abuse Prevention Month and Tying of blue ribbons
  • Location: Frankling County Courthouse, 200 N Kaufman St., Mt. Vernon TX 75457
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Peggy Walker, peggy56@suddenlinkmail.com

Franklin Co Sheriff's Office Pinwheel Planting - April 12, 1:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Location: Franklin Co Courthouse
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Allison Agan, 903-563-1364

Muleshoeblue ribbon

Bailey County Child Welfare 5K Run and Balloon Release- April 21, 9:00 AM

  • Description: 5K Run benefitting the Rainbow Room and balloon release to remember confirmed victims in Bailey County
  • Location: Muleshoe City Park, 1611 W. Ave. D  79347
  • Participants: Open to the public (must register for 5K Run by 4/13)
  • Contact: Robin Friskup (806) 786-7549

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Paint the Town Blue - April 6, 2018,

  • Description: local Child Welfare board, DFPS staff, CASA will paint the town blue by putting out blue pin wheels on the lawn of the court house
  • Location: Nacogdoches Co. Courthouse, 101 W Main St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Lisa King, 936-205-9162

Nacogdoches Community Partners Diaper Drive - April 6, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Description: Local college students taking donations of baby items on behalf of Nacogdoches Community Partners benefitting the Rainbow Room for abused and neglected children in Nacogdoches County. Event will also spread aware of child abuse prevention month
  • Location: Walmart Neighborhood Market, 1030 N. University Dr., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Bethany Talmon or Morgan Curl, 936-569-5326

Harold's House Movie in the Park - April 27, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Description:  A Fun, Safe, family movie night featuring "Ferdinand" honoring National Child Abuse Prevention Month. There will be games, music, a petting zoo, vendors, and emergency responders with trucks and cars. Movie begins at dusk. Admission is free and free popcorn will be available.
  • Location: Downtown Festival Plaza, 507 S. Pecan, Nacogdoches TX 75961
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Harold's House CAC, 936-205-9162

New Braunfelsblue ribbon

The Blue Breakfast – April 11, 9:00AM-10:30AM

  • Description: A symposium hosted by SJRC on the issue of child abuse. The symposium will consist of a panel of community leaders speaking on the issue. Free event that is open to the public, breakfast is included.
  • Location: McKenna Events Center-801 W. San Antonio St, New Braunfels Tx.78130
  • Participants: Open to the public-Comal District Attorney, Comal County Sheriff, McKenna Foundation, SJRC.
  • Contact: *Space is limited- please RSVP at https://thebluebreakfastcomal.eventbrite.com

Knock-out Child Bowl-a-Thon- April 20, 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • Description: Cost associated ($35 per person or $210 per team)-All proceeds benefit children and families who are affected by abuse and neglect in Guadalupe County
  • Location: Fiesta Lanes-1202 Huisache Ave, New Braunfels, Tx. 78130
  • Participants: open to the public
  • Contact: Michele Meehan, mmeehan@gccac.net

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Que 4 Kids April 21, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Description: Family event including BBQ cook off, live music, and other fun activities for children and their families.
  • Location: Sandy’s Lonestar Events Center, 14600 FM 439, Nolanville, TX 76559
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Blanca Ortiz, Blanca.Ortiz@starry.org

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Party in the Park for Prevention - Saturday April 7, 2018   10:00 AM - 2PM

  • Description - Free Event.  Family friendly event will include a jumper and climbing wall for the children, dance performances, Mascot games, food available for purchase from local food  trucks.  Games for the children and information for parents.
  • Location – Floyd Gwin Park – 10th St and West County Rd, Odessa
  • 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

Parisblue ribbon

Pinwheel Garden Planting - April 6, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Description: Help us “plant” our Pinwheel Garden that will be on display for the month of April.  Every pinwheel represents a child served by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris during 2017.  Everyone is encouraged to wear blue to raise awareness of child abuse.
  • Location: Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris; 711 Pine Bluff, Paris, TX 75460
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris, 903-784-5787

Walk of HOPE - April 11, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: Walk for child abuse prevention and in support of victims of crime and their families
  • Location: On the Square, Downtown Paris, TX
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Sharon Eubanks, 903-737-4346

Pewittblue ribbon

Balloon Release - April 5, 9:30 AM

  • Description: Balloon Release in tribute to victims of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Location: Pewitt Elementary
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Martha Baker, bbaker554@aol.com

Plainviewblue ribbon

Go Blue Event – April 9, 9:00 AM

  • Description: Mayor Wendell Dunlap will read proclamation and banners and blue ribbons will be on display throughout the park
  • Location: Centennial Park, 100 S. Broadway  79072
  • Participants: Elected officials and City leaders will be in attendance-Public is invited
  • Contact: Melody Miller: (806) 441-8716

Go Blue Sunday – April 19, 2018

  • Description: Plainview churches will include information in church bulletins regarding abuse/neglect and foster/adopt
  • Location: Area churches
  • Participants: Public is invited
  • Contact: Melody Miller (806) 441-8716

Annual Truck Raffle – May 2, 12 noon

  • Description: Annual Truck Raffle to raise Awareness and benefit the Rainbow Room.  Chances are sold to win a new truck
  • Location: Plainview Country Club, 2902 W. 4th, 79072
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Linda Gail Walker, ktlg@suddenlink.net

Pearsallblue ribbon

Frio County Proclamation – April 20, 9:30AM

  • Location: Frio County Courthouse-500 E. San Antonio St. Pearsall, Tx. 78061
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS staff.

Paint the Town Blue – April 28, 1pm-3pm

  • Description: Join the Children’s Alliance of South Texas as they bring awareness and prevention of child abuse! You will be able to paint a child abuse awareness picture to take home with you. *Cost Associated: $35*
  • Location: 200 E. Trinity St., Pearsall, Tx. 78061
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: (830)393-6290 Register at: www.facebook.com/ChildrensAllianceofSTX/

Quitmanblue ribbon

Wood County Child Abuse Prevention and Victims' Rights Candlelight Vigil - April 24, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Description: Candlelight vigil in April which is set aside to recognize Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention. The focus is to not only protect victims from abusive environments, but to also prevent abuse from ever occurring.
  • Location: Governor Jim Hogg City Park, HWY 37/Main St., Quitman, TX 75753
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Laura Beam, laura@casaforkidsofet.org

Raymondvilleblue ribbon

Willacy County Candlelight Vigil for Child Abuse Prevention April 4, 6:00 PM.

  • Description:  Please join us for a Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month
  • Location: Willacy County Courthouse Lawn,  546 W. Hidalgo Avenue, Raymondville, Texas 78580     
  • Participants: Open to the public, Child Protective Services Staff, Law Enforcement, General Public
  • Contact:   Sylvia Hernandez, 956-316-8232, Sylvia.Hernandez@dfps.state.tx.us

Richland Hillsblue ribbon

City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month  April 9, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: R.H. City Offices, 3200 Diana Dr., Richland Hills, TX 76118
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Cathy Bourg, cbourg@richlandhills.com, 817-616-3810

Richmondblue ribbon

The Pinwheel Project Saturday, April 14 from 11 AM to 3 PM

  • Description: Bring the kids out to this free community event foods games face painting bounce houses music’s giveaway and more. Come out and meet your first responder area programs, and volunteers dedicated to keeping children of our county safe.
  • Location: Homestead Park 1422 Eugene Heiman Circle, Richmond, TX
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Evelyn Jacobs, CPS Community Engagement Specialist evelyn.jacobs@dfps.state.tx.us

Kendleton Community Event April 25, 2018, 5:30-7:30 P.M.

  • Description: Please join us for an evening of food, fellowship and support of National Child Abuse and Prevention Month. Mayor Darryl Humphrey will be presiding, 24:7 DAD hosting. Free fingerprinting for children.
  • Location: Bates Allen Park, 630 Charlie Roberts Ln, East Bernard, TX77435
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Angelica or Venoy 281-202-6252

Rio Grandeblue ribbon

Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Reading & Candlelight Vigil April 11 6:00 P.M.

  • Description: Join us at the Starr County Commissioners Court Meeting proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.     
  • Location: 401 Britton Avenue, Rio Grande City, Texas 78582
  • Participants: Starr County Child Welfare Board, Starr County Judge, Starr County Commissioners, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Staff, Law Enforcement. This event is open to the public. 
  • Contact: Lori Peterson Perez, 956-488-0122

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Rockwall Community Resource Coordination Groups April 9, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Description: Provide information about STARRY’s services to a group of local agencies and community members that work with parents, caregivers, youths, and adults in need.
  • Location: Rockwall Juvenile Services, 915 Whitmore, Rockwall, TX 75087
  • Participants: community agencies and community members, open to the public.
  • Contact: Peggy Alexandre, 469-523-0528

Ruskblue ribbon

Cherokee County Proclamation - April 9, 5:30 PM

  • Description: proclamation and candlelight vigil
  • Location: Cherokee Co Courthouse, 135 S. Main, Rusk, TX 75785
  • Participants: Open to public; DFPS, CASA, CWB, Local Officials, Rusk ISD
  • Contact: Tonya Fuller, 903-216-5878

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Round Rock Coping Cat Group Wednesdays, April 4th – May 2nd

  • Description: Counseling group addressing anxiety in children ages 9 – 13 years old.
  • Location: STARRY Counseling Round Rock, 1300 N Mays, Round Rock, TX 78664
  • Participants: Open to the Public and existing clients
  • Contact: Renee Cameron, Counselor II & Training Coordinator, 512-246-4308, renee.cameron@starry.org

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Pinwheel Ceremony  Friday, April 6, 2018 Noon

  • Description – Special Ceremony to commemorate Child Abuse Awareness Month
  • Location -  Tom Green County Courthouse
  • Partipants:  Open to the Public
  • Contact – Rebekah Beltran (325) 653-4673

Picnic in the Park Sunday April 8, 2018 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 – Rebekah Beltran  (325) 653-4673

Cookie Friday – every Friday in April

  • Description – Wear blue and get a free cookie (first 50)
  • Location -  Halfmann’s Cake Cottage  1 S. Taylor St. San Angelo, TX
  • Partipants:  Open to the Public
  • Contact – Halfmann’s Cake Cottage  (325) 949-3687

San Antonioblue ribbon

Bexar County Proclamation- March 27,10:00AM

  • Description: Bexar County Child Welfare Board will give updates on current Child Abuse statistics and present information to the Commissioner’s Court.
  • Location: Bexar County Courthouse-100 Dolorosa San Antonio, Tx. 78205
  • Participants: Open to the Public- other participants include Child Welfare Board, DFPS staff, Commissioner’s Court
  • Contact: Valerie Woodard, vwoodard55@yahoo.com

The Blue Breakfast- April 4, 9am-10:30am

  • Description: A symposium hosted by SJRC on the issue of child abuse. The symposium will consist of a panel of community leaders speaking on the issue. Free event that is open to the public, breakfast is included.
  • Location: The Veranda, 1746 Lockhill Selma, San Antonio, Tx. 78213
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Space is limited, please reserve your spot at: https://thebluebreakfastbexar.eventbrite.com

Crime Victims Proclamation– April 10, 10:00AM

  • Description: District Attorney’s office present updates regarding statistics on crime victims to the commissioners court to be added into the proclamation
  • Location: Bexar County Commissioner’s Court-2nd Floor-101 W. Nueva St. San Antonio, Tx. 78205
  • Participants: County court staff, attorneys, DFPS staff
  • Contact: Cyndi Jahn (210) 335-2733

Bexar County Wreath Laying Ceremony– April 12, 10AM-12PM

  • Location: Bexar County Courthouse-100 Dolorosa San Antonio, Tx. 78205
  • Participants: Open to the public- participants include Law enforcement, Fire Department, Medical staff, DFPS
  • Contact: Cyndi Jahn: (210) 335-2733

Kids Day in the Park– April 14, 10AM-1PM

  • Description: A free event for families to come enjoy live music, entertainment, resource booths and games for the kids
  • Location: San Pedro Park-2200 N. Flores San Antonio, Tx. 78212
  • Participants: Community Partners-open to the public
  • Contact: Joel Sanchez, kidsdaysatx@gmail.com

Bexar County Family Day Out: A Family Health Resource Fair – April 14, 9AM-12PM

  • Description: A free family friendly event with free food, door prizes, games for the kids and free health screenings
  • Location: Sul Ross Middle School-3630 Callaghan Rd. San Antonio, Tx. 78228
  • Participants: Open to the public-multiple community partners including San Antonio Fire Dept and Law Enforcement
  • Contact: Kimberly Hill (210) 259-3461.

United Way Kid’s Festival – April 28, 11AM-3PM

  • Description: A free family friendly event with free food, music, entertainment, booths, and games for the kids
  • Location: Lockwood Park-801 N. Olive St. San Antonio, Tx. 78202
  • Participants: Open to the public, multiple community partners
  • Contact: www.unitedwaysatx.org/kids-festival/ Phone: (210) 352-7106

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San Augustine County Commissioner's Court Proclamation - March 27, 9:00 AM

  • Description: Proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Location: San Augustine County Courthouse, 100 W. Columbia St., San Augustine TX
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: San Augustine County Judge's Office, 936-275-2762

True Vine Blood Drive- April 7, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Description: Blood drive and Heart Gallery to spread Child Abuse Prevention in the Community
  • Location: True Vine Baptist Church, 207 Ironosa Rd., San Augustine, TX 75972
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Sonya Holman, 936-332-9027

San Augustine Children's Service's Building Open House/ Butterfly Release - April 10 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Description: Open house with walk through of new children's services building. Individually wrapped butterflies will be released to honor child victims and stand together in the fight against child abuse.
  • Location: San Augustine Children's Service's Building, 201 N. Harrison St., San Augustine, TX 75972
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Shelby County Child Advocacy Center, 936-590-9864

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month  April 3, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., Southlake, TX 76092
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Brandi Garlock, bgarlock@ci.southlake.tx.us, 817-748-8016

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Youthfest! Saturday, April 7, 2018. 10 AM – 4 p.m.

  • Description: Youthfest is a tradition in the San Marcos community that provides free fun for families. Family-focused community organizations provide information about their services for the parents and games for the children. This year, Youthfest is a collaborative event between Community Action, Inc., The Greater San Marcos Youth Council, and The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center.
  • Location: San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway, San Marcos, TX 786666.
  • Participants: The event is open to the public.
  • Contact: (512) 754-0500, opalomares@gsmyc.org, Olivia Palomares

9th Annual ‘A Night of Hope’ Thursday, April 26, 2018. 5:30 PM – 9:00 p.m.

  • Description: A Night of Hope is the Children Shelter’s largest fundraiser of the year. The event is a silent auction and dinner held to raise funds for the provision of care of the children at our shelter.
  • Location: Three Dudes Winery, 125 Old Martindale Road, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Participants: The event is open to the public, but tickets are sold to raise funds for the children’s shelter.
  • Contact: (512)754-0500, jrnew@gsmyc.org, Julia Ramsay-New

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Cameron County 22nd Annual Candlelight Vigil for Child Abuse Prevention April 3, 6:00PM.

  • 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

UCAP Display for the Cameron County Children’s Advocacy Center Annual Candlelight Vigil April 3, 6 p.m.

  • Description:Candelight vigil
  • Location: Maggie’s House, 2400 Expressway 83, San Benito
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Ana De La Cruz, 956-361-3313

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5K Superhero Walk/Run- April 14, 8am

  • Location: Starke Park-650 River Dr. W. Seguin, Tx. 78155
  • Participants: open to the public
  • Contact: Register at www.athleticguild.com

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Stop the Silence April 12, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Description: STARRY, joined by several community partners, will be jointly hosting this event as a call to action group of nonprofits raise awareness, find ways for prevention and identify resources for survivors of abuse, as well as the community as a whole.
  • Location: Cowboy Capital Plaza in Downtown Stephenville (Erath Co)
  • Participants: Stephenville agencies such as: STARRY, BACA, Juvenile Probation Office, Stephenville Police Department, Children’s Advocacy Center and CPS.
  • Contact: Vicky Gonzalez, 254-434-5232, Vicky.Gonzalez@starry.org

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Hopkins County Proclamation - April 2

  • Description: proclamation declaring Child Abuse Prevention Month and Tying of blue ribbons
  • Location: Hopkins County Courthouse, 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Peggy Walker, peggy56@suddenlinkmail.com

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Child Abuse Awareness Presentation - April 6th 12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.

  • Description: Awareness event with speakers and a balloon release
  • Location: McLane Children’s Hospital Healing Garden - 1901 SW H K Dodgen Loop, Temple, TX 76502
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Kayla Cehand-Kayla.Cehand@BSWHealth.org

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Child Abuse Awareness Proclamation - April 6, 10:00 AM

  • Description:  Proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Location: Ledwell Machinery, 910 E Loop Dr., Texarkana, TX 75501
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: David Thomas, 903-792-1030

Edge of Texas Concert - April 15, 6:00 PM

  • Description:  Fundraising concert featuring Bob Schneider, Warren Hood Duo, and The Moss Brother. Dinner provided by Texarkana Outback Steakhouse
  • Location: Northridge County Club, 120 Bill Rogers Dr., Texarkana, TX 75503
  • Participants: Open to public, General Admission $75
  • Contact: Leigh Davis, 903-792-1030

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Smith County Proclamation/ Go Blue Day - April 6, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Description:  Proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Location: Griffin Elementary, 2650 N Broadway, Tyler TX 75702
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Stacy Miles, stacy.miles@tylerisd.org

UT Tyler Blue Day - April 19, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Description:  The UT Tyler Women's Soccer Team is helping the cause by encouraging students to wear blue to class and will provide a slice of pizza, courtesy of Marco's Pizza to the first 100 students wearing blue at the Children's Advocacy Center booth.
  • Location: UT Tyler, 3900 Universty Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799
  • Participants: Students of UT Tyler
  • Contact: Kaylen Clakley, 903-533-1880 Ext. 22

East Texas Giving Day - April 24

  • Description:  The CAC will participate in the East Texas Communities Foundation's 18-hour Giving Day that provides critical funds to area non-profits. In addition, Chuy's will host a "Give Back Day", where a portion of their day's profits will be donated to the Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County.
  • Location: Chuy's, 5935 S. Broadway, Tyler TX 75703
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Kaylen Clakley, 903-533-1880 Ext. 22

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Trinity County Steak & Stomp (Kalin's Center Fundrasier) - April 14, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Description: Fundrasier for local Child Advocacy Center, Child abuse awareness
  • Location: Trinity Community Center, 806 S. Robb St., Trinity, TX 75862
  • Participants: Open to public, tickets must be purchased in advance
  • Contact: Kalin's Center, Rae Lynn Simpson, 936-545-9455

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Go Blue Day – April 3, 4:30p.m - 6:30 PM

  • Description: A completely free family friendly festival to celebrate children
  • Location: Uvalde Memorial Park- 379-443 E Main St. Uvalde, Tx. 78801
  • Participants: Open to the public-multiple community partners
  • Contact: (210) 278-7733

CAP Pass Out Info and Wear Blue April 10, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Description: Wear Blue for Child Abuse Prevention, prizes for most blue shirts per class
  • Location: Campwood, Utopia, Sabinal and Leakey ISD/Uvalde and Real Counties
  • Participants: ISD students, teachers, staff
  • Contact: Leticia Martinez, 830-739-4415, Leticia.martinez@kstar.org, School Principals

Child Abuse Summit - April 12, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

  • Description: The Summit is designed to inspire and equip participants to strengthen families, prevent child abuse/neglect and develop innovative strategies to improve outcomes for families.
  • Location: Uvalde County Fair Plex-215 Veterans Lane Uvalde, Tx. 78801
  • Participants: Cost Associated.

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Nurture Group Tuesday, April 8th and 10th 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

  • Description: Teaching nurturing, social, and emotional skills in a therapeutic environment while incorporating Trust-Based Relational Intervention principles with children who are residing at the Family Abuse Center and have experienced trauma.
  • Location: Family Abuse Center (location not disclosed due to privacy) Mailing address: PO Box 20395, Waco, TX 76702
  • Participants: Children (ages 5-12) who are currently residing with a parent at the Family Abuse Center
  • Contact: Kathryn Lee (254) 772-8999, kathryn.lee@familyabusecenter.org

Dating After Divorce Presentation Friday, April 6th at 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Description: Presentation at MCC Support and Empowerment program. Topic will cover information on dating for parents after they have been divorced and ideas on raising children while maintain dating boundaries.
  • Location: McLennan Community College, 1400 College Dr., Waco, TX  76708
  • Participants: Parents enrolled at MCC and in the Support and Empowerment Program for Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers. 
  • Contact: Lizette LaStrape, (254) 229-8600, llastrape@mclennan.edu

Ambiguous Loss Presentation Monday, April 9th at 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Description: Presentation at MCC Support and Empowerment program.  Topic will cover ambiguous loss in individual and families and how to handle the loss.
  • Location: McLennan Community College, 1400 College Dr.  Waco, TX  76708
  • Participants: Parents enrolled at MCC and in the Support and Empowerment Program for Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers. 
  • Contact: Lizette LaStrape, (254) 229-8600, llastrape@mclennan.edu

Navigating Legal Systems Presentation Wednesday, April 11th at 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

  • Description: Presentation that helps bring insight into how to interact with police officers when they arrive to a domestic violence call as well as CPS. It will also discuss the different types of protective orders and crimes victims’ compensations.
  • Location: McLennan Community College, 1400 College Dr., Waco, TX 76708
  • Participants: Parents enrolled at MCC and in the Support and Empowerment Program for Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers. 
  • Contact: Lizette LaStrape, (254) 229-8600, llastrape@mclennan.edu

Region 12 Training: Human Trafficking April 12 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Presentation: 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.)

  • Description: Presentation to school counselors, school nurses, teachers, and school administration on the “Vulnerabilities, Trauma and Behaviors of Victims” of human trafficking
  • Location: Region 12, Waco, Texas
  • Participants: School counselors, school nurses, teachers, and school administrators
  • Contact: Natalie Garnett- natalie.garnett@unboundnow.org

City Council Meeting - April 17, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Description: The Mayor of Waco, Kyle Deaver, will present a City Proclamation to the Alliance for Safe Children.
  • Location: Waco Convention Center, Bosque Theater, 100 Washington Avenue, Waco TX 76701
  • Participants: Alliance for Safe Children members, public
  • Contact: Amanda Harman (HOPES Program) 254-732-0482

Crawfish for CASA April 13, 7:00PM.

  • Description: CASA is hosting its fourth annual Crawfish for CASA (presented by TFNB Your Bank for Life) in downtown Waco, where all proceeds go toward strengthening and supporting abused and neglected children in our community.
  • Location: Downtown 301 Event Center, 301 S. 2nd St., Waco, TX 76701
  • Participants: Open to the public through the purchase of a ticket and/or reservation of a table
  • Contact: Bryan Fonvolle, 254-399-7219, casaofwaco@gmail.com

Disability Awareness and Resource Fair Sunday, April 22nd at 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Description: Disability awareness/resource fair for all ages, music, vendors, and animal rehabilitation keeper talks to celebrate differences and successes.
  • Location: Cameron Park Zoo, 1701 N. 4th St., Waco, TX 76707
  • Participants: Event is geared towards individuals and families with disability and is open to the public
  • Contact: Kelly Yarbrough, (254) 214-7253

HOPES Literacy Night Tuesday, April 24th at 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Description: Community volunteers dressed in storybook characters will be reading to families in efforts to promote literacy.  Each child participating will also be given a book.
  • Location: HOPES Program, 5034 Franklin Ave., Waco, TX  76710
  • Participants: Open to families with children
  • Contact: Kenda Fox, (254) 732-0582, kenda.fox@familyabusecenter.org

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month  March 26, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: City Hall, 7105 Whitley Rd., Watauga, TX 76148
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Zolaina Parker, zreyes@cowtx.org, 817-514-5825

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Social Fun Run, Monetary Donations Accepted. April 7, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Description: 5K fun run, benefitting and re-stocking the Rainbow Room of Ellis County
  • Location: Getzendaner Park, 400 S. Grand, Waxahachie Texas
  • Participants: Public, no fee, but new kids clothing item, diapers or gift cards as suggested entry
  • Contact: Natalie Box- natbox22@yahoo.com.

Event Name: Take the Stage Against Child Abuse April 15, 5:00 PM

  • Description:  Gospel Extravaganza, join local choirs and artists as they take the stage against child abuse
  • Location:  Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie Texas, Sheaffer Center
  • Participants:  Open to the public, FREE of charge.  Seats are limited
  • Contact:  817-284-4856 ext.  847   www.familyfirstministries.org

Event Name:  Candlelight Vigil April 19, 8:00 PM

  • Description:  Candlelight Vigil to honor abused, neglected and abandoned children
  • Location:  The Avenue Church, by the pond.  1761 N. Hwy 77, Waxahachie, Tx 75165.  In case of inclement weather, the event will be held under the awning at the church entrance
  • Participants:  Public is invited
  • Contact:  www.casaofelliscounty.org  or call 972-937-1455

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 10, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: Town Hall, 311 Burton Hill Rd., Westworth Village, TX 76114
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Brandy Barrett, bbarrett@cityofwestworth.com, 817-710-2500

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month  April 10, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: W.H. City Offices, 214 Meadow Park Drive, White Settlement, TX
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Amy Arnold, aarnold@wstx.us

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Collingsworth Child Welfare Board –Go Blue Classroom Contests, April 6, 9;00 am

  • Description: Classroom art competitions
  • Location: Wellington Elementary, 606 16th Street, Wellington  79095
  • Participants: students
  • Contact: Saunna Blacksher, sblacksh@outlook.com

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Safe Place - Teen Shelter Appreciation Luncheon - March 29, 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 Blue Ribbon Display – Kick off CAP Month - March 30, 2:00 PM

  • Description: Family Advocacy at Sheppard AFB will place a 6 ft. Blue Ribbon at the main gate to the Base to kick off Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month in April. Photo opportunity.
  • Location: SAFB – Main Gate, Wichita Falls, TX 76311
  • Participants: Military Members and families, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: Tiffany Esparza, 940-676-2271  Email:  tiffany.esparza.1@us.af.mil

Wichita County Blue Ribbon Proclamation Day - April 2, 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 ISD “Kid Strong” CAP Week - April 2 – April 6

  • Description: Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our communities. It's a time to focus on ways to prevent abuse and protect children through education. During the week of April 2nd-6th, the CAP Committee of Wichita Falls is encouraging WFID students to participate theme days. Talking points that go with each theme in addition to a calendar of activities are provided to each school allowing teachers to discuss each theme in the classroom as well as send home flyers with students so the conversation can continue at home. These are the themes for that week:
    • Monday, April 2Bullying-Gold Day- to represent the golden rule- Treat others the way you want to be treated.
    • Tuesday, April 3: Sexual Abuse-Neon Day- to represent Get loud and tell, tell, tell if someone touches you or someone you know in an inappropriate way.
    • Wednesday, April 4: Emotional Abuse- Camouflage (Camo) Day- to represent words can leave an invisible scar.
    • Thursday, April 5: Neglect- Backwards Day- to represent I got your back, taking care of each other.
    • Friday, April 6: Physical Abuse- Blue Day- to represent the black and blue bruises of physical abuse.
  • Location: WFISD Schools, Wichita Falls, TX
  • Participants: Students, Teachers, Parents, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: Lisa Dresbach Choate: (940) 322-7671

Wichita Falls City Blue Ribbon Proclamation Day - April 3, 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: First floor of Municipal Auditorium, 1300 7th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: Mayor Stephen Santellana, (940) 761-7404

North Texas Regional Training Conference - April 3, 4, & 5, 8:00 AM - 5:00 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

North Texas Regional Training Conference April 3-5, 8:00am-5:00pm

  • Description: A multi-disciplinary conference designed to meet the continuing education needs of the professionals in the area of mental health, family and protective services, foster parenting, juvenile probation services, adult probation services, criminal justice, addiction counseling and social work.
  • Location: Clark Student Center; 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308
  • Participants: Conference Steering Committee: MSU Center for Continuing Education, Wichita County Juvenile Probation, Child Protective Services, MSU Academic Success Center, Vernon College, Dept. of Family & Protective Services, Red River Hospital, Wichita County CSCD.
  • Contact: Thelma Rouse, 940-386-9546, Thelma.Rouse@starry.org

CAP Meetings April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 11:30am

  • Description: The Child Abuse Prevention Committee will hold the Walk of Knowledge at the MSU campus to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. These are the meetings to plan and organize the event.
  • Location: Teen Shelter, 1101 30th St., Wichita Falls, TX 76302
  • Participants: STARRY, CAP Committee Group, Civic Groups and CPS staff
  • Contact: Thelma Rouse, 940-386-9546, Thelma.Rouse@starry.org

Walk of Knowledge & Resource Fair April 7, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Description: The Walk of Knowledge is an event to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. There will be 584 pairs of children’s shoes lined up around the walk to represent the number of confirmed cases of abuse children in Wichita County. There will be display stations along the walk with information and statistics. Additionally, there will be booths for various local agencies/organizations to inform the community of services available (STARRY will have a booth). The Rotary Club North will be cooking hot dogs and chili with all the trimmings, chips, cookies and drinks provided free.
  • Location: Community Health Center, 200 MLK Jr Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Participants: Open to the public, media, civic groups, CAP Committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: Thelma Rouse, 940-386-9546, Thelma.Rouse@starry.org

Sixth Annual Pinwheels for Patsy’s House April 7th, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • Description: This fun-filled event kicks off our month long fundraiser and helps bring awareness to child abuse in our community. Come join us for a zip line, pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, hot dogs and more! All free to the public.
  • Location: Patterson Auto Center: 319 Central Freeway East, Wichita Falls, TX 76302
  • Participants: CAP Committee & open to the public.
  • Contact: Thelma Rouse, 940-386-9546, Thelma.Rouse@starry.org
  • Walk of Knowledge - April 7, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    • Description: The Child Abuse Prevention Committee will hold the Walk of Knowledge in conjunction with 12th Annual Health Fair-Changing Our Future Together at the Wichita County Health Department, to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect.  378 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. There will be hot dogs with all the trimmings, and drinks provided free.
    • Location: Wichita County Health Department, 1700 3rd Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
    • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
    • Contact: Lisa Dresbach Choate: (940) 322-7671

    Patsy Baggett Service Award Luncheon - April 20, 11:30 AM

    • Description:  The Wichita County Child Welfare Board will host the Patsy Baggett Service Award Luncheon on April 20th. The recipient will be honored with a trophy and the nAMe of the recipient will be added to a plaque that hangs in the District Attorney’s office. This award was established by the Wichita County Child Welfare Board in 1997 to recognize Patsy Baggett’s 42 years of service to Child Protective Services.
    • Location: St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1417 11th St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301.
    • Participants: This is an invitation only luncheon
    • Contact: Patsy Baggett: (940) 632-0444

    PEI Stakeholders Meeting April 20, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    • Description: STARRY alongside United Way will host a stakeholder meeting with PEI and community stakeholders to discuss community needs.
    • Location: 4310 Barnett Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76310
    • Participants: STARRY, United Way, PEI and various stakeholders in Wichita Falls and surrounding counties.
    • Contact: Thelma Rouse, 940-386-9546, Thelma.Rouse@starry.org

    Traffic 911 - April 26, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    • Description: Traffick911 Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Training - the first session from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM is for professionals, First Responders, and community members - CEU's provided for Texas Social Workers, TCOLE, TJJD, LPC, and TEA CPEs.  The second session, Traps of a Trafficker, from 6 PM - 7 PM is a youth curriculum to equip adults and youth 11 and older.
    •  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 or (940) 228-1266, call Lisa or Geana - (940) 322-7671

    Day of Knowledge April 26th
    •       Description: The CAP Committee along with other advocates in the community march for child abuse awareness.
    •       Location: Memorial Auditorium, 1300 7th St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301
    •       Participants: Open to public, CAP Committee and other advocates
    •       Contact: Thelma Rouse, 940-386-9546, Thelma.Rouse@starry.org

    Midwestern State University Harlan Steph Conference April 27th
    •       Description: A series of workshop or single events designed for professionals working in counseling, psychology, corrections, education, social work, adult and child protective services, health care, ministry and law enforcement.
    •       Location: MSU Museum of Arts, 2 Eureka Circle, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
    •       Participants: Open to anyone working in the above mentioned fields for CEUs.
    •       Contact: Thelma Rouse, 940-386-9546, Thelma.Rouse@starry.org

    Traffick 9-1-1 April 27th, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
    •       Description: Freeing youth from domestic minor sex trafficking and creating awareness in our community.
    •       Location: Evangel Temple Church: 3800 Barnett Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76310
    •       Participants: Local community partners such as: STARRY, churches and Traffick 9-1-1
    •       Contact: Thelma Rouse, 940-386-9546, Thelma.Rouse@starry.org

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    Put out crosses and pinwheels of child abuse victims - April 9, 10:00 AM

    • Description: event to spread awareness of child deaths related to child abuse and neglect
    • Location: Tyler County Courthouse, 400 W Bluff., Woodville, TX 75979
    • Participants: Open to public
    • Contact: Kathy Harris, 409-283-2503

    Woodville City Council Meeting- April 9, 6:00 PM

    • Description: Addressing child abuse prevention month with county
    • Location: Woodville City hall, 400 W Bluff., Woodville, TX 75979
    • Participants: Open to public
    • Contact: Kathy Harris, 409-283-2503 

    Tyler County Commissioner's Court Proclamation- April 11, 8:30 AM

    • Description: Proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month
    • Location: Tyler County Courthouse, 400 W Bluff., Woodville, TX 75979
    • Participants: Open to public
    • Contact: Kathy Harris, 409-283-2503

    Go Blue Sunday – April 29, 2018 – All Day Event

    • Description: Wear Blue to help raise awareness for Child Abuse. All Churches are participating in this event.
    • Participants: Everyone is encouraged to participate.

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