April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

As you are likely aware, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Michigan.

One of the ways that we celebrate
that month together is by gathering in Lansing at the State Capitol
Building for Prevention Awareness Day on April 19th.  This day includes
a rally, procession and planting of a pinwheel garden for support of
child abuse and neglect prevention.  More information about Prevention
Awareness Day activities, supported by the Michigan Children’s Trust
Fund, can be found here:


Because Prevention Awareness Day is in Lansing, it
also provides an opportunity for participants to inform legislators on
prevention efforts in Michigan.  It is so critical for policy makers to
hear directly from those who really know what is going on in local
communities around the state – those who run programs that serve
families, and families themselves who have benefitted from prevention
programming.    Michigan’s Children is interested in helping local
service providers, leaders and others who will be in Lansing on April
19th to take full advantage of that time and effectively share what you
know about things that are working and things that need to work better
with legislators and other decision-makers.  We are also interested in
helping to facilitate opportunities for families to interact directly
with policymakers in a couple of different ways on that day as well.

To begin this conversation, we invite you to participate with us in a
series of webinars, beginning on Monday, March 21st, to find out more
about why your participation is so crucial and how to make the most of
your time in Lansing.

The first webinar options are:
March 21st at 3:30pm (EDT)/2:30 (CDT)
March 22nd at 9:00am (EDT)/8:00am (CDT)

If you need more information about Michigan’s Children, feel free
to visit our website atwww.michiganschildren.org  We partner with the
Michigan Children’s Trust Fund on making Prevention Awareness Day a
success, and through the Prevent Child Abuse America as Michigan
co-chapter leads.  We work specifically to ensure that policymakers
prioritize the needs of children, youth and families shouldering
challenging circumstances to build better public policy and investments
in the best interest of children.  Thank you so much for all of your
work.  If you’ve got any questions, please just let me know.  We
encourage you to forward this opportunity through your own networks in
whatever way is most appropriate.