April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Due to the cancellation of in-person events for this month, we encourage everyone to participate in the virtual and at-home events such as Wear Blue Day contest, Windowsill Pinwheel Gardens, take-out and delivery fundraisers, virtual yoga classes, and a nationwide social media sing-along on April 30, among others: https://preventchildabuse.org/cap-month-events/
For additional resources and activities, please visit these sites:
Prevent Child Abuse Oregon
Child Welfare Inforation Gateway
Marion County Fair Coloring Contest
4-H At Home Activity Booklet
Early Learning Hub At-Home Learning and Activity resources
Calendar of Events
April 3, 2020 - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
What: Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-off
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Oregon State Capitol Steps, 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Description: Presentation of the Blue Ribbon Tree and Pinwheel Garden, with speakers
April 1-30, 2020
What: Family Building Blocks Diaper Drive
Time: Drop of times - Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm or by appointment by calling 503-566-2132
Drop off location: Chelsea's Place - 2425 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem or by ordering from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2TEW7B85W9W3Q/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex?fbclid=IwAR0aQwviXqVeL1o_EnHMUbIp_l2_7h8RYshti3ZS2hP4mT712ThfgMKLrZc&pldnSite=1
Description of needs: Family Building Blocks accepts all sizes of diapers but is in urgent need of sizes 5 & 6. In addition to diapers, other needed items include: wipes, cleaning products, hygiene products, clothing, and food. The dedicated and loving staff are working hard to deliver these much needed items while prioritizing the health and safety of each other and their families. Monetary donations can be made any time at https://www.familybuildingblocks.org/donate or by texting FBB to 91999.
April 1-30, 2020
What: Windosill Pinwheel Gardens
Where: Your Windowsill
Description: In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as a national symbol of great childhoods. Since then, Pinwheels for Prevention campaigns have raised awareness and engagement in communitites across the country, reminding people of the safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments that help children thrive. Although we have to maintain a safe physical distance from our friends this April, we can connect virtually through windowsill pinwheel gardens. If you purchased a pinwheel already in anticipation of Child Abuse Prevention Month, "plant" in on your windowsill. If you don't have a pinwheel, draw and decorate one or use our pinwheel coloring sheet (https://bit.ly/2UT8KL0 ) and attach it to your window. Snap a picture (or video) of your windowsill pinwheel garden, tag Prevent Child Abuse America on your favorite social media channel(s) and use the hashtags #windowsillPinwheels #CAPMonth #GreatChildhoods, and share with friends. We'll share our favorites with our social media friends and followers nationwide.
April 1-30, 2019
What: Jeans Days for Liberty House Informational Flyer
Description: Let your employees donate to Liberty House and wear jeans to work on designated days in April. Contact Adrienne Christian at Liberty House for more information: 503-540-0288 or email@example.com
April 1-10, 2020
What: Union Street Pedestrian Bridge lights will be blue in in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month
April 11, 2020 - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
What: Blue Ribbon Brigade Child Abuse Prevention Month Poker Run and Diaper Drive
Time: Poker Run at 9:00 am, last bike out at 10:00 am, Hands read at 1:00 pm
Location: Hawg Haven Leathers, 4861 Lancaster Dr, Salem
Cost: First hand is $10 and extra cards are $5 each. BBQ lunch is free with a diaper donation
Description: You DO NOT have to ride a motorcycle to attend this event. There will be raffles, prize drawings, and vendor booths. Smokin' Kilts will be serving a BBQ lunch that is free if you bring a package of diapers. All diapers will be given to DHS Self Sufficiency. Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16, 2020 - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
What: 3rd Annual Oregon Safe Families Conference
Time: 8:30 am – 4:40 pm
Location: Holiday Inn, 3301 Market St NE, Salem OR 97301
RSVP: Please contact Teri Alexander email@example.com or Evelyn Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Description: Safe Families for Children provides temporary respite to families experiencing a crisis. This volunteer movement began 15 years ago in Chicago and the Salem Chapter began implementation in 2011. This conference provides an opportunity to learn more about Safe Families for Children and how you can join our team in the prevention of child neglect and abuse in our community. This event will introduce you to the seven Safe Families for Children chapters in Oregon, provide training for those who want to learn more about volunteering, and provide a forum for key Department of Human Services (DHS) and Safe Families leadership to launch their new partnership in a three-year pilot demonstration project.
What: WEAR BLUE DAY
Description: Show your commitment to PREVENTING child abuse & neglect by wearing BLUE and sharing your support on social media using #greathchildhoods and tag one of the many great Marion County child focused charities.
June 20, 2020
What: CASA Superhero Race 2020
Time: Race check-in will begin at 8:00 am
Location: Riverfront Park Pavilion
Description: Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes! Run, walk or fly to the CASA Superhero Race 10K, 5K and Kids 1 Miler on June 20, 2020. Marion County CASA hopes you will put on your best cape or costume and join us for a fun run, walk, or stroll at Riverfront Park.
T-shirts are available for purchase with registration. Race packet pick-up will be on Friday, June 19th from 10:00 am - 5 pm at the CASA office located at 3530 River Road N in Keizer.
Sign up link: 2020 CASA Superhero Race Registration
Sponsors of Child Abuse Prevention Month
Blue Ribbon Brigade
Boys & Girls Club of Salem-Marion and Polk Counties
CASA of Marion County
Catholic Community Services
DHS-Oregon Department of Human Services
Early Learning Hub Inc.-Marion and Polk Counties
Exchange Club of Salem
Family Building Blocks
Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties
Marion County Children's Behavioral Health
Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency-HOME Youth & Resource Center
Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Options Counseling and Family Services
Salem-Keizer Public School District
Salem Police Department