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Blue Ribbon Month Kick-Off Ceremony 2019

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Bowers Museum (Outdoor Courtyard)

2002 North Main Street

Santa Ana, CA 92706

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You’re Invited…

Orange County’s “Keep Kids Safe, Healthy, and Happy”

25th Annual Blue Ribbon Kick-Off Ceremony


In Honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2019


Join Your Community to…

  • Honor the memory of the 9 local children who died last year from child abuse and neglect
  • 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 Month award recipients
  • View Blue Ribbon art entries from youth
  • Help dedicate a “Pinwheels for Prevention” garden
  • Leave with important information and next steps to take and share with others to "Keep Kids Safe, Healthy, and Happy!”


EMCEE

Emcee Michelle Gile

Michele Gile

Reporter, KCBS2 / KCAL9

Michele reports from the field in Orange County for both CBS2 and KCAL9, and has previously reported for CNN. She has received many prestigious honors including two Emmy awards, a Golden Mic, and th enational Clarion Award for the best television spot news story. As a mother of two, she has been actively involved with school PTAs and foundations. She cares deeply about children, and also mentors high school and college students interested in journalism and feels honored to be emceeing this important awareness ceremony.



IMPACT SPEAKER

Impact Speaker Miguel Alcantara

Miguel Alcantara

Resource Parent and Foster Care Advocate/Volunteer

Come hear Miguel Alcantara share his family’s inspiring journey to help strengthen families throughout Orange County. From fostering numerous children and becoming adoptive parents themselves, to mentoring biological parents working to re-unify with their own children, Mr. Alcantara knows first-hand the struggles children and families can go through and also how important it is for the community to work together to keep children safe, healthy, and happy. The Alcantara family has received a proclamation on behalf of adoptive families in Orange County from the Board of Supervisors for their work as resource parents, educators and advocates.


AWARDS

Awards will be presented to individuals and groups who are exceptionally dedicated to the field of child abuse prevention and to the advocacy of children.

2019 Blue Ribbon Award Finalists:

Dr. Daphne Wong, Pediatrician, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Orange County Kaiser Permanente Family Violence Prevention Program and Child Abuse Prevention Program

  • Dr. Liza Eshilian, Dr. Connie Lin Yao, Dr. Altaf Kazi

2019 Shining Light Award Finalists:

Jason Starkman, State Farm Insurance/Community Volunteer

School Mobile Assessment Resource Team (SMART), Orange County Sheriff’s Department

School Resource Officers (SROs), Garden Grove Police Department

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Continuum, Ocean View School District

Special Victims Detail, Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Sunburst Youth ChalleNGe Academy, National Guard


Kindly RSVP by March 18, 2019.

To learn more about Blue Ribbon and how you can get involved, please visit our website www.theraisefoundation.org


Orange County's Child Abuse Prevention Council's 2019 Blue Ribbon Committee is comprised of representatives from the Ocean View School District, Orange County Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Orange County Fire Authority, Irvine Police Department, County of Orange Social Services Agency, Orange County Department of Education, Orange County Sheriff's Department, and chaired by The Raise Foundation.

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2002 North Main Street

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