Dallas County Coalitions to hold Child Abuse Prevention Month activities

Submitted by Dallas County Children’s Advocacy Council
Dallas County Coalitions will hold various events in April in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

DALLAS COUNTY — Dallas County Coalitions, including Dallas County Children’s Advocacy Council, Community Partnership for Protecting Children and 4RKids, and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, will hold various events in April in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

During the month of April, communities are encouraged to wear blue to honor those children who have been affected by abuse and neglect, and to show support of keeping kids safe. 

“Motivating the Motivators: Engaging and Building Relationships with Youth” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. April 6 on Zoom. Jeff Yalden will present on what the organizations in the coalition do in order to inspire attendees personally and professionally. To attend: bit.ly/3coU0xe

Doughnuts purchased April 12-19 at the Waukee Hy-Vee, 1005 E. Hickman Road, will benefit the Dallas County Children’s Advocacy Council. 

“Amputate Your Fear” will be held from noon to 1 p.m. April 14 on Zoom. Four-time All American, decorated Gulf veteran, amputee and Paralympic medalist John Register will speak on hurdling adversity. To register: bit.ly/2QIlfKQ.  

“The Power of One” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. April 21 on Zoom. Aaron Thomas will speak on the power that one individual can have on other people, including overt leadership positions or being a good role model to young people and peers. To attend: bit.ly/39jP0rL

Ten percent of sales from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 22 at Papa Murphy’s, 2180 NW 156th St., Clive, will go toward child abuse prevention in Dallas County. 

“Connections Matter” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 27 on Zoom. The seminar will include information on how to enhance professional responses to challenging behavior and ways to monitor self-care as it relates to work and deepening the understanding of a profession to the community. To attend: bit.ly/39h2dBH

A virtual family game night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 30, where attendees can post pictures of themselves playing card or board games for a chance to win prizes. For more information: bit.ly/3w1vXMu.