Child Abuse Awareness Month

Go Blue Day 2018April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.  The Fannin County Children’s Center has several activities planned for this month.

April 6 is Go Blue Day in Texas.  It is a day to wear blue in honor and memory of child abuse victims.  The Children’s Center encourages schools, businesses, other organizations and individuals to wear blue, snap photos, post them on social media and share them with the center too.  Photos can be sent to info@fanninccc.org or the Children’s Center can be tagged in posts.  Suggested hashtags for the day include #GoBlueDay and #NoExcuseForChildAbuse.

The Children’s Center will be offering free prevention classes in the coming weeks.  On April 17, the “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” class will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the center.  As the class name implies, this class will teach adults how to spot signs of all types of child abuse and how to respond appropriately.  On May 1, the “Stewards of Children” class will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the center.  This class will teach adults proactive steps to take to prevent child sexual abuse.  Both classes are free and require reservations. More information about the classes and reservations can me made on-line at www.fanninccc.org. Both classes will be held at the center at 112 W 5th in Bonham.

April 24 the Children’s Center is hosting a 25th Anniversary Gala to celebrate the center’s silver anniversary.  Doors of the Multi-Purpose Complex will open at 6 pm.  The event will include a dinner and program.  Tickets and tables are on sale now from any board or staff as well as on-line and at the center.  Early bird rates are available now through April 18.

April 29 is Blue Sunday.  This is a day when faith communities across the nation will say prayers for children who have been abused and neglected as well as for the professionals and volunteers who are working to stop abuse and help victims recover.

The Children’s Center encourages local schools, businesses and other organizations to post the slogan “No Excuse for Child Abuse” on their marque signs.  The Center also has yard signs and blue t-shirts with the “No Excuse for Child Abuse” slogan on them.  These are available for a donation of at least $10.

For more information, call (903) 583-4339 or click on the following links:

Go Blue Day
Prevention Classes
25th Anniversary Gala
Blue Sunday
Blue Shirts & Signs

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