April is Child Abuse Prevention
Awareness Month—Join Us!

Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed each April since its first presidential proclamation in 1983. Since that time,  millions of Americans have participated in this national campaign. Individuals, organizations, and communities across the United States plant pinwheels tie ribbons, organize training, host fundraisers, and support a multitude of other activities celebrating healthy, happy childhoods and raising awareness that all children deserve to grow up in nurturing safe homes.

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Event Schedule

Alexander County

Alexander County Stands Up for Our Kids
Friday, April 13, 2018   •   10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Child Abuse Prevention walk starting at Emerson Elementary School after the brief educational presentation. Students, educators, elected officials, human service providers, first responders, police, firefighters, and community members will join together to promote awareness.

Emerson Elementary School
1301 Elm Street, Cairo, Illinois 62914

For more information, contact Casey Huff at chuff@fccinconline.org, or 618-658-2611.

Pope County

Pope County Stands Up for Our Kids
Thursday, April 19, 2018  •  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Pope County Elementary/Jr High School
125 State Hwy 146 W, Golconda, Illinois 62938

Child Abuse Prevention walk on school grounds after a brief educational presentation. Students, educators, elected officials, human service providers, first responders, police, firefighters, and community members will join together to promote awareness.

For more information, contact Kerie Moore at kerie@fccinconline.org, or 618-658-3079, ext. 104

Hardin County

Hardin County Stands Up for Our Kids
Friday, April 20, 2018  •  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Child Abuse Prevention walk on school grounds after brief educational presentation. Students, educators, elected officials, human service providers, first responders, police, firefighters, and community members will join together to promote awareness.

Hardin County K-12 School
RR 2, Elizabethtown, Illinois 62931

For more information, contact Casey Huff at chuff@fccinconline.org, or 618-658-2611.

Johnson County

PAPER TIGERS — Movie Screening
Tuesday, April 24, 2018  •  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Vienna High School
601 N 1st St, Vienna, Illinois 62995

A movie screening of Paper Tigers is offered by Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that affect families.

This event is free and open to adults 18 years or older. There is no need to RSVP in advance. The film is 102 minutes long. There will be a short discussion after the screening.

>> Download the Press Kit for Paper Tigers
For more information, contact Marsha Hayes at marsha@arslf.com, or 618-658-2611.

Johnson County Stands Up for Our Kids
Thursday, April 26, 2018  •  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Johnson County Courthouse Square
Courthouse Square, Vienna, Illinois 62995

Child Abuse Prevention walk around the courthouse square after brief educational presentation. Students, educators, elected officials, human service providers, first responders, police, firefighters, and community members will join together to promote awareness.

For more information, contact Marsha Hayes at marsha@arslf.com, or 618-658-2611.

Child Abuse Prevention 24-Hour WALK-A-THON
Beginning at Noon, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, through Noon, Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Johnson County Courthouse Square
Courthouse Square, Vienna, Illinois 62995

Beginning at Noon on April 25th — first responders, government officials, human service providers, educators, and community members will continuously walk around the Courthouse Square for 24 hours to raise awareness about child abuse. The WALK-A-THON will end at Noon on April 26th, just as the Johnson County Stands Up for Kids starts on the Courthouse Square.

For more information, contact Sherrie Crabb at sherrie@fccinconline.org, or 618-658-3079, ext. 103.

 

T-Shirts in all sizes have been SOLD OUT!

Child Abuse Awareness T-Shirt

Special thanks to those who purchased t-shirts for this event!

If you haven’t already done so,  purchased T-shirts may be picked up at:
406 East Vine Street, Vienna, Illinois.