Family Support Council to observe Child Abuse Prevention Month with open house
In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Family Support Council Parents and Children Together Program (PACT) will host an open house on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to promote awareness to help end child abuse and neglect.
“Abuse and neglect have increased dramatically in the last 10 years,” said PACT coordinator Cary jackson. “Through this open house we are hoping that our community will rise to the challenge of helping the public become more aware of what is now an ever-increasingly prevalent problem that can no longer be ignored.”
PACT will distribute blue ribbons for people to wear to show support for ending child abuse and neglect.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Explorers will be on site to fingerprint children. The first 150 children will receive an ID, complete with a Polaroid picture. Parents will be able to pick up information and talk to representatives from various community agencies.
West Coast Tae Kwon Do will present demonstrations for children on how to protect themselves if someone grabs them. East Fork Fire District personnel will promote safety rules. There will also be free balloons, popcorn and drinks.
For more information, call 782-8692.