Date: March 24, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Announces
Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities
Nationally, April is recognized each year as Child Abuse Prevention Month, but as a community, Mendocino County promotes child abuse prevention year-round. The safety of our children is truly a community effort. It really does take a village to raise a child and it is the duty of parents, family members and community members alike to be mindful and aware of the need for a safe, loving environment for every child we encounter. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please contact Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Family and Children’s Services at 866-236-0368. Social Workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.
During the month of April, several events are scheduled to promote child abuse prevention. To name a few, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors will adopt a Proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during its regular session on Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. followed by an informational presentation by the Children’s Action Committee (CAC) of Mendocino County. This year’s presentation will highlight the great work being done to prevent child abuse and neglect at the local Family Resource Centers located throughout the county.
CAC will also be hosting walks around Ukiah and Willits to promote child abuse prevention and putting up signs in supporting businesses. The Ukiah Walk will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 1 beginning at The Arbor Youth Resource Center, 810 North State Street in Ukiah. The Willits walk will be from 9:30 am to noon on Friday, April 3 beginning at Redwood Community Services, 99 S. Humboldt Street in Willits. Also, the Day of the Child will be celebrated at the
The Ukiah Family Center located at 10 Cherry Court in Ukiah will celebrate the Day of the Child on April 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This free event will have arts and crafts, food, music and much more and is open to the community.
Thank you to the Mendocino County community for supporting child abuse prevention efforts all year long. Together we make our communities strong.