April is Prevent Child Abuse Awarness!

Adair, Dallas, Madison, and Warren county have child abuse prevention councils in each county. April is child abuse awarness month.  Here are a few activities you can particpate in.

Warren County

Blue Out Day – Friday, April 6. EVERYONE is encouraged to wear blue on Friday, April 6th to show support for child abuse prevention.

 Bake Sale at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Indianola – Weekend of April 14th. St.  Thomas Aquinas Church will be conducting their annual chocolate chip cookie bake sale after Masses the weekend of April 14th with proceeds going to support local child abuse prevention programs.

 Free Children’s Vision Screenings – Monday, April 16th and Tuesday April 17th from 8:30 a.m-11:30. First United Methodist Church, 307 West Ashland, Indianola (Use south doors, under canopy). Free eye screenings for children 6 months through 48 months of age.  Information on preschool scholarships will also be available.  No appointment needed.

 Cookie Sale at Indianola Hy-Vee – Monday, April 16 – Sunday, April 22nd 912 Jefferson, Indianola. Hy-Vee will donate $.50 for every dozen of Hy-Vee bakery cookies sold during the week of April 16th-22nd.   Proceeds will go to support child abuse prevention services in Warren County including the Wee Care Respite, Young Parents and Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs.   Carry your groceries home in a paper bag decorated by Indianola Community School students.

Roll & Read – – Sunday, April 22 from 3-5 pm Simpson College, Indianola A fun morning of FREE activities dedicated to children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers. Wee Care will be represented at the event. Crafts, stories and receive a free book and pinwheel.

Stewards of Children Presentation on April 23 at 6:30 Indianola Farm Bureau. Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Resilience- The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope Documentary Film. The program will be presented at the Young Parents Program for current parents and expectant Warren County parents through 28 years of age.   Free dinner for parents is provided and free onsite childcare and dinner for children through six years of age.   The meeting will be held in the Wesley Room at the First United Methodist Church in Indianola from 6:00- 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 24th and Thursday April 12 Interested Community event at 6:15-7:45 pm at Farm Bureau 200 W 2nd Ave Indianola

Papa Murphy’s Pizza Night for Child Abuse Prevention Month- Wednesday April 25 4-7 pm 10% of sale will go toward prevention activities in Warren County

About debraschrader

I am the Executive Director for the 4 R Kids Early Childhood Iowa Area Board. The area that I serve includes Adair, Dallas, Madison, and Warren counties. If you would like more information about early childhood or early childhood services supported by the 4 R Kids ECI Area Board, feel free to contact me.
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