April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the theme for 2017 is "Building Community, Building Hope". The work at DCFS is centered around building strong communities through strengthening families and this is why we participated in several Child Abuse Prevention activities.
Governor Sandoval issued a Proclamation which can be viewed here.
Administrators and staff went to the Nevada Legislative Building to plant pinwheels.
The pinwheel brings to mind the joys of childhood and, therefore, they represent the great childhoods we want for children.
Pinwheel planting also occurred at the DCFS Central Office. It served as a great reminder for us to always think of the children that we serve in our community.
Finally, our Systems Advocate Unit was at the Legislative Building on April 12th with information to pass out that concerned the safety of children.
Get involved to strengthen your community!
Meet and greet your neighbors.
Go to a parents' meeting at your child's school.
Set up a playgroup in your community.
Organize a community event.
Attend local government meetings
A strong community has a great influence in families' lives!