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2017 Blue Ribbon “Child Abuse Prevention” Month Kick Off Ceremony
Wed, April 5, 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM PDT
Join us to kick off “National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.”
Help us honor the memory of local children who perished from child abuse and neglect, and hear the latest on what is being done to help prevent and stop the cycle of child abuse and neglect in Orange County. Applaud inspiring Blue Ribbon heroes, view Blue Ribbon art entries from youth, and leave with important information to share with others.
Kindly RSVP your attendance by March 31st.
The 2017 Blue Ribbon Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, OC Fire Authority, OC Sheriff’s Department, County of Orange Social Services Agency, and The Raise Foundation. A special thank you to Orange County School of the Arts and Bowers Museum for their support as well.
To learn more about month-long Blue Ribbon efforts, or to plan one of your own, please contact us at: www.ocblueribbon.org or call (714) 884-3421, ext. 104.
About The Raise Foundation:
The Raise Foundation is dedicated to preventing and stopping the cycle of child abuse and neglect through education, advocacy, community collaboration, and comprehensive services for families and children. The nonprofit has helpful staff in 7 of the 15 family resource centers (FRCs) and provides a unique mobile FRC "Resources In Motion" (RIM) that goes into highly underserved neighborhoods to help at-risk families. The organization also hosts a Prevention & Treatment Conference each March for professionals who work with children (and this year added parent sessions) and with the help of the community, coordinates countywide awareness campaigns such as last summer's focus on Kaitlyn's Law.
Since 1974, The Foundation has grown into a dynamic, well-respected, non-profit organization serving all of Orange County.
The goal of The Raise Foundation is to provide resources to strengthen families, making each family’s home a safer place for children to grow up. With over 38,000 cases of reported suspected child abuse and neglect in the county each year, it is clear that prevention programs and services are desperately needed in every part of Orange County community.