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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Date: March 15, 2016 Categories: Blog

Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 children will become a victim of sexual abuse by their 18th birthday and nearly 5 children die every day in America as a result of abuse and/or neglect?! The Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center along with partners throughout Louisiana and the US are working diligently to combat this epidemic, but cannot do it alone. Historically, April was proclaimed the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month by the US Senate and House of Representatives in 1983. Since then, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been promoted across the country during April. Show your support and help break the cycle of child abuse by joining us this April!

 

March 31, 2016

PINWHEEL PLANTING

Pinwheel gardens will be planted in the following Jefferson Parish landscapes:

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Kenner Police, Harahan Police, Westwego Police, Gretna Police, Juvenile Court, 1st Parish Court,

Jenni Building, Government Building, Rivarde Detention Center

 

April 1, 2016

JCAC 25th ANNIVERSARY LEGISLATIVE OPEN HOUSE

In partnership with Children’s Advocacy Centers of LA, the Jefferson CAC will honor the progress

Louisiana has made in child advocacy since Jefferson Parish opened the state’s first CAC.

10:00AM, Jefferson CAC, 220 Lavoisier Street, Gretna

 

April 8, 2016

TREES FOR LIFE CEREMONY

In partnership with the New Orleans CAC and Audrey Hepburn CARE Center, 39 trees will be shared in memory of the Louisiana

children who died from abuse or neglect in 2015.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

2PM – 3:30PM, New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center, 1040 Calhoun Street, New Orleans

 

April 14, 2016

PINWHEEL PLANTING

In partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, the New Orleans CAC, CASA New Orleans, the Archdiocese of New Orleans,

Department of Children & Family Services and CASA Jefferson, 2000 pinwheels will be planted to raise awareness in support of all

families throughout Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

10:30AM, Audubon Park, St. Charles Avenue & Exposition Boulevard, New Orleans

 

April 16, 2016

5th ANNUAL STEP UP FOR CHILDREN GALA

A fun-filled evening, in honor of the Jefferson CAC’s 25th anniversary, complete with local celebrity emcees, live entertainment, a

Harley Davidson motorcycle raffle, auctions and much more!  All proceeds will benefit the Jefferson CAC.

BOX OFFICE: (504)364-3857

Patron Party 7PM – 8PM ($125/ticket) Gala 8PM – 10PM ($75/ticket)

The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans

 

April 20, 2016

LIGHT OF HOPE CEREMONY

In partnership with Jefferson CASA, the 39 Louisiana children who died from abuse in 2015 will be honored.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

5PM – 7PM, Lafreniere Park Foundation Center, 3000 Downs Boulevard, Metairie

 

DARKNESS TO LIGHT STEWARDS OF CHILDREN

Learn how to recognize, react and prevent child sexual abuse from occurring. This evidence-based training is for adults, year-round

and free of charge.

Call (504)364-3857 to schedule

 

For additional information about National Child Abuse Prevention Month, please visit www.jeffersoncac.com, www.pcal.org or cacla.com