Las Cumbres is hosting its second Child Abuse Prevention Event in acknowledgement of April's National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In addition to the event's awareness and prevention focus, the agency' Family Infant Toddler (FIT) program staff will be on hand for a health and screening fair. Both events will take place at 404 Hunter Street, on Friday, April 13th from 11am until 3pm.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month began in 1983 by proclamation by President Ronald Reagan. The National Office on Child Abuse and Neglect continues to annually coordinate activities, prepare promotional materials and host multidisciplinary forums focused on prevention, education and awareness. Communities support families and children by reinforcing strategies that are working and by providing resources and activities to help end child abuse and neglect.
Las Cumbres will also be the recipient of donations received during a separate event, "Begin the End of Violence" 5K Color Run and 1K Walk Against Child Abuse, April 28th form 10am to 2pm, Pojoaque Wellness Center Track and Field. Monetrary, clothing, and hygenic item donations are welcome!
Agency team members will also staff a table as part of a larger community-wide event, also scheduled for Saturday, April 28th from 10am to 2pm, that opens with a march from the Santa Fe PERA Building to the Santa Fe Plaza, followed by a chance to visit community booths in the parking lot of the PERA Building, 1120 Paseo de Peralta. Sponsored by CYFD, Santa Fe Police Department, and the City of Santa Fe.
Plenty of ways to show your support. Come out and stand with your community. No excuse for child abuse!