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DAV Task Force hosting Family Carnival April 17

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[April 20, 2010]  The Domestic Abuse & Violence Task Force of the Healthy Communities Partnership is hosting a Family Carnival on April 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the softball fields at California Bar & Grill. The task force is dedicated to strengthening families and eliminating abuse.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, the DAV Task Force encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Logan County a better place for families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and communities.

Research shows that five important factors are present in healthy families. Promoting these factors is among the most effective ways to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. They are:

  • Nurturing and attachment.

  • Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development.

  • Parental resilience.

  • Social connections.

  • Concrete supports for parents.

"April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children," said Kelley Brooks, DCFS and DAV co-chair. "Everyone's participation is critical. Focusing on ways to promote the five protective factors, in every interaction with families, is the best thing our community can do to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect."

For more information about child abuse prevention programs and activities during the month of April and throughout the year, contact the DAV Task Force at 732-5066 or DAV@healthycommunitiespartnership.org.

For more about the April 17 carnival, click here.

[Text from file received from Healthy Communities Partnership]


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