2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM) Events

Did you know that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month? Read the 2019 proclamation from Texas Governor Greg Abbott here. This is a special time for communities to work together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the well-being of children and families.

During the month of April and throughout the year, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services encourages organizations to cooperate to promote child abuse prevention across Texas.

Show your support for Child Abuse Prevention Month by attending one of the many events listed below. Events are organized by city and date.


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Blue Sunday is a national day of prayer when churches recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month - praying for the end of child abuse and neglect, praying for the victims, and praying for those who rescue them. Blue Sunday is held in churches statewide and is open to the public. Contact your local church for more information.

Dress in blue on Go Blue Day, Friday, April 5, to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Go Blue Day in Texas is a statewide event, and participants include Child Protective Service staff members, law enforcement officials, judges, schools, hospitals, churches, and more. The date in your town may differ so be sure to contact your local CPS office for more information.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Ceremony - April 5, 6 PM

  • Description: The Taylor County Child Welfare Board and Community Partners invite the public to join together for the proclamation reading of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month by Taylor County Judge, Mr. Downing A. Bolls, Jr. There will also be a display of 380 pairs of donated shoes on the courthouse steps-one pair of shoes for each child removed due to abuse or neglect in 2018.
  • Location: Taylor County Courthouse, 300 Oak Street Abilene, TX 79602
  • Participants: Taylor County Child Welfare Board, Community Partners, and Taylor County Judge, Mr. Downing A. Bolls, Jr - Open to the public
  • Contact: Kimberly Brusewitz, Community Partners Coordinator, (325) 691-8148

Go Blue Day - April 5, 2019

  • Description: Sport your Child Abuse Awareness shirt or wear blue on April 5 for “Go Blue Day.” We are encouraging all of the community to wear blue every Friday and take as many group photos as possible. Be sure to follow the @taylorcocwb Instagram and Facebook to see your photos featured. Use the hashtags #paintthetownblue #everychildsafe #everycommunityaware #taylorcountychildwelfareboard #abilenecommunitypartners. Submit photos to Kimberly.brusewitz@dfps.state.tx.us
  • Location: Taylor County, TX
  • Participants: Community and social media
  • Contact: Kimberly Brusewitz, Community Partners Coordinator, (325) 691-8148

Candlelight Vigil to Honor Child Abuse Victims- April 26th, 6 PM

  • Description: The Taylor County Child Welfare Board and Community Partners invite the public to join together for a candlelight vigil to honor the 211 children who lost their lives to child abuse or neglect in Texas in 2018, including one child in Taylor County.
  • Location: Taylor County Courthouse, 300 Oak Street Abilene, TX 79602
  • Participants: Taylor County Child Welfare Board, Community Partners, and Abilene Chief of Police, Chief Standridge- Open to the public
  • Contact: Kimberly Brusewitz, Community Partners Coordinator, (325) 691-8148

Pinwheel Display - April 2019

  • Description: Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity at McMurry University is partnering with Abilene Community Partners to put on a community demonstration of 428 pinwheels in the lawn all month long.

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Jim Wells County Candlelight vigil – 6:30PM

  • Description: Candlelight vigil -This event is open to all the children of the community and their families. Everyone is welcome as the goal is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. We invite you to wear Blue in honor of all child victims of abuse and neglect.
  • Location: Jim Wells County Courthouse- 200 N. Almond St. Alice, Texas
  • Participants: Open to the public. Hosted by: Brush Country CASA and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Contact: Brenda Navarro @ 361-595-7233

Jim Wells County Children’s Spring Festival – April 13, 2019 11:00AM-3:00PM

  • Description: This event is open to all the children of the community and their families. Everyone is welcome as the goal is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. FREE event, with games, entertainment, prizes and great information.
  • Location: Pavilion at Anderson Park- Alice, Texas
  • Participants: Hosted by JW County Child welfare board and Brush Country CASA-public event
  • Contact: Seana Towler @ 361-877-8671

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Potter-Randall Child Welfare Board Proclamation – April 2nd, 9:00 AM

  • Description: Declaration to declare April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Randall County
  • Location: Randall County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Court
  • Participants: Child Welfare Board Members and CPS management; open to the public
  • Contact/Lead: Kathy Perkins

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Pinwheel Display for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 1-5 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

  • Description: Pinwheel display representing 5,842 confirmed child abuse victims in Tarrant County
  • Location: Texas Christian University, 2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129
  • Participants: Alliance For Children, TCU, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Shellie McMillon, SMcMillon@AllianceforChildren.org, 817.989.9075 x105

City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 9, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading 
  • Location: 101 W. Abram, Arlington, TX 76011
  • Participants: City officials, Alliance For Children, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Stephanie Dimas, stephanie.dimas@arlingtontx.gov

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Webinar: How to Identify and Report Child Abuse in Texas, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

  • Location: Carver Branch, Austin Public Library - 1161 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78702
  • Description: Have you ever wanted to know what goes into making decisions about child abuse and neglect at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services? This free presentation will give you vital information on recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect in Texas. We will discuss the definitions and types of abuse and neglect according to the Texas Family Code. We will also discuss signs and symptoms of child abuse. The presentation will detail prevalence of child abuse in Texas and the basics of reporting to Statewide Intake (the Abuse Hotline).
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Register online

Webinar: How to Identify and Report Child Abuse in Texas, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

  • Location: Manchaca Road Branch, Austin Public Library - 5500 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78745
  • Description: Have you ever wanted to know what goes into making decisions about child abuse and neglect at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services? This free presentation will give you vital information on recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect in Texas. We will discuss the definitions and types of abuse and neglect according to the Texas Family Code. We will also discuss signs and symptoms of child abuse. The presentation will detail prevalence of child abuse in Texas and the basics of reporting to Statewide Intake (the Abuse Hotline).
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Register online

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month 26, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 200 Forest Ridge, Bedford, TX 76021
  • Participants: City officials, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Michael Wells, michael.wells@bedfordtx.org

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 4, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 911 Winscott Road, Benbrook, TX 76126
  • Participants: City officials, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Joanna King, jking@benbrook-tx.gov

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Stand Up Howard County - Thursday, April 11, 6:00 - 7:30pm

  • Description - Free Event includes a Hot Dog Dinner, Balloon Release, Live Music, and Family fun Night with games for the children, face painting and more. 
  • Location – Scenic Mountain Medical Center Lawn  1601 W. 11th Pl  Big Spring
  • Participants:  Open to the Public, Local Non-profits that assist families and children are invited to have information available
  • Contact:  April Arms  432-268-4907  april_arms@Quorumhealth.com

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Creating Trauma Informed Schools - April 2 & 23, 2019

  • Description:  As part of our Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Montague County Child Welfare Board and its partner agencies present:  Resilience The Movie.  This 60-minute documentary explains the research project, Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES).
  • Location:  Tuesday, April 2nd in Nocona at the Carpenter’s Shop at 7:00 pm or Tuesday, April 23rd in Bowie at Bowie High School Cafeteria at 7:00 pm
  • Participants:   All county teachers are invited to attend either presentation.
  • Contact: Lorra Lierly (940) 867-4483

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Go Blue Day.  March 26, 2019 at 9AM

  • Description: proclamation at the Brazoria County courthouse  
  • Location: Brazoria County Courthouse 111 E. Locust St. Angleton, TX
  • Participants: Open to the public.
  • Contact: Jacinda Reckaway Adoption Supervisor  (979) 331-7045

Go Blue Day.  April 3, 2019 at 10:00AM

  • Description: program outside the Brazoria County courthouse. There will be pinwheels set up. 
  • Location: Brazoria County Courthouse 111 E. Locust St. Angleton, TX
  • Participants: Open to the public.
  • Contact: Jacinda Reckaway Adoption Supervisor  (979) 331-7045

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Memorial Park and Blue Ribbon Display - April 3 & throughout the month of April

  • Description:  As part of our Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Stephens County Child Welfare Board will organize a Memorial Park on the Courthouse Lawn of White Glittered Angels with solar lights for night viewing in honor of the children who died from abuse and neglect in Texas.  Courthouse trees will be tied with blue ribbons and have empty shoes hanging from them in honor of the Stephens County Foster Children
  • Location:  Stephens County Court House Lawn, Main Street, Breckinridge, TX
  • Participants:   Stephens County Child Welfare Board and volunteers, Open to the public
  • Contact: Sharon W. Wimberley, (254) 559-9890 or Linda Lippe (325) 660-5992

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Hutchinson County Child Welfare Board Proclamation – April 11th

  • Description: Go Blue Proclamation Signed
  • Location: Commissioner’s Court
  • Participants: Child Welfare Board Members, open to public
  • Contact: Carrie Burleson

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Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation – April 9, 6:30pm

  • Location: Cibolo City Hall-200 S. Main St. Cibolo, Tx. 78108
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS staff

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Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities – throughout month of April

  • Description:
    • Each week in April, papers will be sent home with Pre-K - 4th grade students attending our Coleman County Elem School with information and activities pertaining to building healthy, happy families
    • In partnership with ACE, our county’s afterschool program for all three Coleman County ISDs (we will have activities, poster contests, construct pinwheels and display them on the schools’ lawns, tie blue ribbons to cars on school parking lots, etc.   These activities will include Elem – High school in all school districts.
    • Articles will be submitted by the CCCWB to the Coleman printed and online newspapers.  Included in the information will be an announcement asking the community and schools to dress in blue on April 5th.
    • The Board will have a moving display from the Heart Gallery.  Each week, the pictures will be placed at different sites to help raise awareness of need for fostering and adoption.
    • Information will be given to local churches about Blue Sunday, April 28th.
  • Location: Coleman, TX. 76834.  Participating school districts:  Coleman, Panther Creek, and Santa Anna.
  • Participants: Open to public - newspapers, businesses, churches, and schools involving the whole community, CPS Staff

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 100 Main St., Colleyville, TX 76034
  • Participants: City officials, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Christine Loven, cloven@colleyville.com

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Child Abuse Prevention month Kick off- April 1, 2019: 10:00AM-7:00PM

  • Description: GO Blue Event – local area resources will host information booths to educate public of child abuse/neglect and prevention. Attendees include: CASA, F.A.S.T, CAC, Rainbow Room, Nueces County Child welfare board and Foundation, Agape Ranch, World for Children, CCPD, Care Portal, and CCL.
  • Location: La Palmera Mall, Food Court area
  • Participants: Hosted by Nueces County Child Welfare board – public event
  • Contact: Jennifer Kremer- Oliva @ 210.818.1819

CASA of the Coastal Bend- Child Abuse Awareness Event: April 4, 2019 5:00-7:00PM

  • Description: Ringing of the Bells
  • Location: CASA office: 2602 Prescott St. Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Participants: Hosted by CASA of the Coastal Bend –public event
  • Contact: Samantha Koepp-Stemplinger @ 361-884-2272

Nueces County Child Abuse awareness race- April 6, 2019- 6:00PM

  • Description: CAPA 5 K Run
  • Location: Waters Edge park, Corpus Christi Bayfront area
  • Participants: Hosted by Nueces County Child Welfare Foundation, Inc.
  • Contact: Jennifer Kremer- Oliva @ 210.818.1819
  • Contact: Seana Towler @ 361-877-8671 or Michelle Sexton, (325) 370-3754

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La Salle County Proclamation: April 8, 9:30am

  • Location: La Salle County Courthouse-100 N. Stewart St. Cotulla, Tx. 78014
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS

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Dewitt County Proclamation – April 4, 10:00AM

  • Location: Dewitt County Courthouse- 307 N. Gonzales St. Cuero, Tx. 77954
  • Participants: Open to the public-Mayor, Judge, Law Enforcement, EMS, local churches and community partners
  • Contact: Golden Crescent Casa- (361) 573-3734

Go Blue Day- April 5, 5:30PM

  • Description: A community wide event including booths with crafts and other children’s activities
  • Location: Cuero City Park
  • Participants: Open to the public-Mayor, Judge, Law Enforcement, EMS, local churches and community partners
  • Contact: Stephanie Rauch- 361-243-2165

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Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation at Dallas County Commissioners Court – April 2nd, 9:00 AM

  • Location: Dallas County Administration Building: 411 Elm Street (2nd Floor) Dallas, TX 75202
  • Participants: Open to the public

Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Annual Event – April 12th, 11:30 AM – 1 PM

  • Location: Dallas CASA~ 2757 Swiss Avenue Dallas, TX 75204

Downtown Dallas Goes Blue – April 12th – 14th

  • Description: Business owners have agreed to support child abuse prevention month by lighting their buildings all through-out downtown blue.  Some of the supporters are: Bank of America, Union Tower, & Omni Hotel (just to name a few).
  • Location: Downtown Dallas
  • Participants: Open to the public

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Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention April 1, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

  • Description: Public display of blue pinwheel in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Participants: Wise County Child Welfare Board, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Bill Brimmer, Bill.brimmer@yahoo.com

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March Against Child Abuse April 5, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Description: Denton County CASA March Against Child Abuse
  • Location: Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76201
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Carol Barrera, cbarrera@casadenton.org, 940-243-2272

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Yoakum County Child Welfare Board, Denver City

  • Denver City, Elementary School children hearing presentation of book relating to foster care read by librarian

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Keep Kids Safe “Blue Day” - April 27, 2019

  • Description:  An event to stress keeping kids safe in their community. Presented by Eastland County Child Welfare Board, Crime Victim’s Assistance, The Advocacy CASA, Eastland Police Department, Eastland Fire Department, and County Officials.
  • Location:  Love Oak Pharmacy, 805 West Main Street 
  • Participants:   Open to the public with free blue yogurt for the kids, balloons, hotdogs, and much more.   
  • Contact: Roberta Broussard (254) 631-3338

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22nd Annual Hidalgo County Child Abuse Prevention Candlelight Vigil April 4, 2019 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: CASA hosting their annual walk recognizing child abuse in our community. Walk starts at 5:45 PM from CASA office 1001 S. 10th Street to Edinburg City Hall.
  • Location: Edinburg City Hall, Corner of 8th Ave. and McIntyre St., Edinburg, Texas 78539.
  • Participants: Open to Public. Everyone is welcome to join CASA, Hidalgo County families, friends, community leaders, and partners.
  • Contact: Bianca Lopez, blopez@casaofhidalgo.com,   Office: 956-381-0346

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Go Blue Day - April 5, 2019, 9 AM – 11 AM

  • Description:  Wear blue to raise awareness of child abuse prevention.  El Paso City Proclamation and County Resolution to be presented. 
  • Location:  501 Hawkins Blvd, El Paso, TX 79915
  • Participants:  DFPS employees, community stakeholders, and community supporters.
  • Contact:  Sonia Avila, sonia.avila@dfps.state.tx.us, (915) 521-3704

12th Annual Family Fun Fair – April 13, 2019, 10 AM – 2 PM

  • Description:  Families are invited to wear their favorite super hero costume to this fun, interactive, and information event aimed at strengthening families with food, fun games and activities, entertainment, and community resources information.  Free event.
  • Location:  Album Park, 3001 Parkwood, El Paso, TX 79935
  • Participants:  This event is open to the public.
  • Contact:  Sonia Avila, sonia.avila@dfps.state.tx.us, (915) 521-3704

9th Annual Child Welfare Law Conference, El Paso County Attorney’s Office, April 4, 2019, 7:45 AM – 5:30 PM

  • Description:  Professional conference on trauma informed care, specialized foster care, and other legal and social child abuse/neglect topics.
  • Location:  Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX
  •  Participants:  This event is open to the public, 7.0 hours of CLE, including 1.25 hrs. of Ethics (Pending approval by State Bar of TX); CEU’s $20 extra.  Conference costs vary and includes continental breakfast, snacks, and box lunch.
  • Contact:  Vangie Rexach, Vangie.gonzalez@epcounty.com, (915) 546-8160,  www.childwelfarecle.com

6th Annual March Against Child Abuse (Awareness Event and Resource Fair), April 6, 2019, 10 AM to 1 PM

  • Description:  to raise awareness of child abuse, neglect, and all crimes against children.  Child safety resource fair, activities for kids, and refreshments, and much more.  Free event.
  • Location:  Cleveland Square Park, 510 Santa Fe St., El Paso, TX 79901
  • Participants:  Open to the public. 
  • Contact:    Priscilla Monarez, Project C.H.A.N.C.E., endchildabuse2day@yahoo.com; www.project-chance.org, (915) 691-0392

3rd Annual Child Wellness Conference, April 26, 2019, 8 AM to 4:30 PM

  • Description:  Conference promotes child wellness in the El Paso community.
  • Location:  ESC Region 19 Head Start Conference Center, 11670 Chito Samaniego Dr, El Paso, TX 79936
  •  Participants:  Therapists, Psychologists, Parents, Teachers/faculty, Nurses, Social Workers, Promotores (CHWs), CPS Workers, Pediatricians and staff, and any stakeholders in child wellness.
  • Contact:  Jorge Alday, Jorge.alday@dshs.texas.gov, (915) 834-7697,

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 23, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr., Euless, TX 76039
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact:  Kim Sutter, City Secretary, ksutter@eulesstx.gov, 817-444-2541

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Candlelight Vigil- in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month – April 16, 2019  

  • Description: This event is open to all of the community and their families. Everyone is welcome as the goal is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. We invite you to wear Blue in honor of all child victims of abuse and neglect.
  • Location: Open to the public. Brooks County Court house- 100 E. Miller St. Falfurrias, Texas
  • Participants: Hosted by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services –Falfurrias

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Wilson County Proclamation –April 10, 9:30am

  • Location: Wilson County Courthouse-1420 3rd St. Floresville, Tx. 78114
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 9, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading
  • Location: Tarrant County Admin. Bldg. 100 E. Weatherford St, Ste. 502A, Fort Worth, TX 76102
  • Participants: Tarrant County CPS Board, DFPS, Alliance for Children, CASA. Open to the Public
  • Contact: Katherine Simmons, katherine.simmons@dfps.state.tx.us, 817-255-8711

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Go Blue Day -  March 25, 2019 at 9AM

  • Description:  The Galveston County Children Service Board will be attending the reading of the proclamation in recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month for April in Commissioner’s Court         
    in Galveston County, Afterwards we will be tying blue ribbons around the tress in the courtyard.
  • Location: at the Old Galveston County Court House located at 722 Moody Ave, Suite 200, Galveston, Texas 77550.
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Charity Eames at the Galveston County Children Services board at 832-259-0683

Go Blue Day  - April 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM

  • Description: There will be a short program which will start at 10:00 AM and afterwards staff
    and participants will be able to tie blue ribbons on the rod iron fence in front of the building. 
  • Location: Del Papa Distributing Company located at 1220 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591.
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Charity Eames at the Galveston County Children Services board at 832-259-0683.

Candlelight Vigil   April 9, 2019 at 7pm

  • Description: Bringing to light the prevalence of child abuse and neglect in Galveston County
  • Location: Galveston County Justice Center 600 59th Street Galveston
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: CASAGalveston.org/April

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Professional Child Advocate Conference – April 12, 8:00am-5:00pm

  • Description: A conference for child advocate professionals hosted by the Gonzales Regional Children’s Advocacy Center that will include several key note speakers on various topics.
  • Location: Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church

426 St Paul Street, Gonzales  78629

Gonzales County Proclamation: April 15, 9:00am

  • Location: Gonzales County Courthouse-414 N. St. Joseph St. Gonzales, Tx. 78629
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS

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Proclamation of Blue Ribbon Day - April 2, 12:00 PM

  • Description: The Graham Mayor, Jack Graham will proclaim April as Blue Ribbon Month in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness. There will be photos with the Young County Child Welfare Board to kick off CAPM events.
  • Location: Elmcroft Assisted Living, 1015 Cliff Dr., Graham, TX 76450
  • Participants: Open to public - media, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Isabell Smith, (940) 550-9342

Week of the Young Child - April 11, 9:00 to 11 AM

  • Description: The Week of the Young Child honoring all Graham Early Childhood educators, daycare providers, pre-school teachers (both private & public) and in home child care providers for children 4 and under is: Thursday, April 11th 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The celebration starts at 9 am with children's activities and a parade at 10 am downtown. Fun events for children and families follow and they expect between 275-300 children to participate.  Members of the Young County CWB will hand out refreshments and host the Heart Gallery photos in locations throughout Graham encouraging more adoptions and Foster family recruitment.  While not a direct Child Abuse Prevention event, the YCCWB participates because it involves children and is a way the community of Graham can see YCCWB members participating in this community wide event and learn more about who they are and what they do. 
  • Location: Downtown, Graham, TX 76450
  • Participants: Open to public - media, CPS staff
  • Contact:  Isabell Smith, (940) 550-9342

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Pinwheel Garden Display April 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Description: Display of Pinwheels in recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
  • Location: Hewitt Park, 621 East Pearl, Granbury, TX 76048
  • Participants: Child Advocacy, Community Partners, Volunteers; Open to public
  • Contact: Holly Martin, 817-573-0292

Celebrating Families Community Picnic April 5, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Description: Family Fun Night Sponsored by Hood County Child Protective Service Board
  • Location: Hewett Park, 621 East Pearl, Granbury, TX 76048
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact:  Tami McGuire, Hood County CPS Board, 682-300-0382

Sip & CAC at D’Vine Wine April 18 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Save 20% to support the Paluxy River Children's Advocacy Ctr. Live music, auction
  • Location:107 E Bridge Street, Granbury, TX 76048
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact:  D’Vine Wine (817)573-7200

Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center Open House April 25, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Description: Open House
  • Location: 1540 Southtown Dr. St. 02 & 103, Granbury, TX 76048
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: margaret@paluxyrivercac.org, 817-573-0292.

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 16, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 317 W. College St., Grand Prairie, TX 75053
  • Participants: City officials, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Cathy DiMaggio, cdmaggio@gptx.org

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

  • Description: City Hall Proclamation Reading
  • Location: City Hall, 200 S. Main, Grapevine, TX 76051
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Tara Brooks, City Secretary, tbrooks@grapevinetexas.gov, 817-410-3182

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Blue Ribbon Dat – April 1st

  • Description: tie blue ribbons around the courthouse trees
  • Location: Grayson County Courthouse, 100 W. Houston, Sherman 75090
  • Participants: Staff from CPS, CASA, CAC

Grayson County Proclamation – April 2nd

  • Description: April is proclaimed as Child Abuse Awareness month
  • Location:  Grayson County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Court, 100 W. Houston-1st Floor, Sherman 75090
  • Participants: Open to public

Chili Champions for Children – April 14th,  Noon

  • Description: Fundraiser hosted by Grayson County Child Welfare Board.  Contest for best chili and best salsa.
  • Location: 903 Brewers, 1718 S. Elm, Sherman 75090.  Public tasting begins at noon.
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Glenda Ritchie, 903-818-1524, gritchie022000@yahoo.com

CPS Luncheon, April 24th

  • Description: Luncheon for CPS staff hosted by Grayson County Child Welfare Board
  • Location: Grayson County CPS office, 902 Cottonwood, Sherman
  • Participants: Grayson County CPS staff

T-Shirts, available now through the end of April

  • Description: T-shirts available for $15 donation with proceeds going to Grayson County Child Welfare Board.  All sizes available.
  • Location: CPS office, 902 Cottonwood, Sherman 75090
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Amy Ball, 903-870-5406, amy.ball@dfps.state.tx.us

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 8, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 5024 Broadway Ave., Haltom City, TX 76117
  • Participants: City officials, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Art Camacho acamacho@haltomcitytx.com

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Lavaca County Proclamation – April 1, 10:00am

  • Location: Lavaca County Courthouse-109 N. La Grange St. Hallettsville, Tx. 77964
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS
  • Contact: Norma’s House Child Advocacy Center-Judy Parks (830) 672-1278

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Medina County Proclamation – April 3, 9:00am

  • Location: Medina County Courthouse, 1100 16th St. Hondo, Tx. 78861
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS

Go Blue Day – April 9, 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Description: Come join in on some carnival fun at a free event that is put on by CASA
  • Location: Hondo Memorial Park Hondo, Tx.
  • Participants: Open to the public-multiple community partners
  • Contact: 426-8848 or e-mail ahearn303@att.net

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Harris County National Child Abuse Prevention Month – April 1, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Description: April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and DFPS and HCPS are bringing awareness to this issue by having someone from Judge Hidalgo’s office and a former youth who was in foster care to speak at the event.
  • Location: 2525 Murworth Dr Houston Texas 77054 in the parking lot
  • Participants: This event is open to the public
  • Contact: Estella Oguin Estella.olguin@cps.hctx.net

DePelchin Children’s Center, Tuesday, April 2, 10:30 AM

  • Description: In observance of the children victimized, organizations and individuals will tie 6,961 blue ribbons along the fence line facing Memorial Drive.
  • Location: DePelchin Memorial Campus, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Traci Patterson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 713-802-7795, 832-212-8964, depelchin.org

BEAR Spring Family Day - April 6, 10:00 AM – 12:00 pm

  • Description: In honor of CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH join the BEAR team as we prepare hygiene packs for children of all ages in the care of Child Protective Services.
  • Location: 3572 East TC Jester Blvd Houston Texas 77018
  • Participants: This event is open to the public
  • Contact: Merri Hahn merri.hahn2@dfos.state.tx.us 713-274-9856

DePelchin Children’s Center 2019 Families for Kids Luncheon, Wednesday, April 17, 11 AM

  • Description: DePelchin Children's Center and luncheon chairs Kim and Scott David invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 17 at River Oaks Country Club to honor The Hamill Foundation.
  • Location: River Oaks Country Club, 1600 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019
  • Participants: ticketholders only
  • Contact: Ashley Garner, depelchin.org

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 9, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 1505 Precinct Line, Hurst, TX 76054
  • Participants: City officials, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Rita Frick, rfrick@hursttx.gov

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Event Name – Go blue at SHSU - Friday, April 5, 2019 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Description: Come join us as we ignite and educate our community regarding the needs of our children in foster care and ways we can all engage in improving their lives don’t forget to wear blue. There will be multiple organizations from the foster care community on hand to offer suggestions for volunteer and career opportunities
  • Location: The Sam Houston State University (SHSU) mall area.
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Terri jaggars@TEJ003@SHSU.edu

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Atascosa County Proclamation –April 18, 9:30am

  • Location: Atascosa County Courthouse-1 Courthouse Circle Dr Jourdanton, Tx. 78026
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS

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Karnes County Proclamation –April 3, 9:30am

  • Location: Karnes County Courthouse-210 W. Calvert Ave Karnes City, Tx. 78118
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS staff

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 16, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248
  • Participants: City officials, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Kelly Ballard, kballard@cityofkeller.com

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Child Abuse Awareness Event – April 5, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Description: Free food, face painting, finger printing kits and much more!
  • Location: East Ward Elementary School P.E. Building 1608 East Rancier Ave Killeen, TX
  • Participants: Open to the Public

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Candlelight Vigil- in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month – April 23, 2019: 6:30pm.

  • Description: This event is open to all the children of the community and their families. Everyone is welcome as the goal is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. We invite you to wear Blue in honor of all child victims of abuse and neglect.
  • Location: Kleberg County Courthouse- 700 E. Kleberg Avenue, Kingsville, Texas
  • Participants: Hosted by Brush Country CASA, Child Protective Services and the Kleberg County Child welfare Board
  • Contact: Nicole Obregon @ 361-228-9777

 Kleberg County Children’s Spring Festival – April 27, 2019- 11:00-2:00pm

  • Description: This event is open to all the children of the community and their families. Everyone is welcome as the goal is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. FREE event, with games, entertainment, prizes and great information.
  • Location: Los Hermanos Flores Park- N. 12th Street, Kingsville, Texas
  • Participants: Open to the public. Hosted by Kleberg County Child Welfare board
  • Contact: Nicole Obregon @361-228-9777

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Candlelight Vigil- in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month – April 5, 2019: 10:30am

  • Description: This event is open to all of the community and their families. Everyone is welcome as the goal is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. We invite you to wear Blue in honor of all child victims of abuse and neglect.
  • Location: Grace Bible Church- 5303 Alabama Avenue- Laredo, Texas
  • Participants: Hosted by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services -Laredo
  • Contact: Christian Benavides @956-721-2966

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Dawson County Balloon Release - Friday, April 5, 4:30pm

  • Description – Community Balloon Release, snacks for attendees, proclamation read 
  • Location – Medical Arts Hospital, 2200 N. Bryan Ave.  Lamesa, TX
  • Participants:  Open to the Public
  • Contact: Kathy Harmon, 432-557-8477  kathyh@casawtx.org

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 9, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 3805 Adam Grubb Rd., Lake Worth, TX 76135
  • Participants: City officials, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Monica Solko, citysecretary@lakeworth.org

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Real County Proclamation – April 3, 1:00pm

  • Location: Real County Courthouse, 101 Market St. Leakey, Tx. 78873
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS

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Hockley County Child Welfare Board Balloon Release  - April 5, 2019

  • Location: Levelland Middle School
  • Participants: Hockley County Child Welfare Board Members and Junior National Honor Society students
  • Contact/Lead: Carrla Jones

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Candlelight Vigil to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6 PM

  • Description: Gather at the gazebo for a balloon release and program will begin immediately afterwards at the
  • Location: Liberty Center at 1829 Sam Houston Ave. liberty TX 77676.
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Liberty County District Attorney’s office at 936-336-4609 or the Liberty County Attorney’s office at 936-336-4650.

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Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation – April 1, 6:15pm

  • Location: Marion City Hall-303 S. Center St. Marion, Tx. 78124
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS staff

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Chambers County Child Welfare Board presents the Blue and Bling Dinner on April 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM

  • Description: Come out and support and honor those who protect children every day
  • Location: McLeod Recreation Center, 10717 Langston Dr. Mont Belvieu, TX 77580
  • Participants: Open to the public. Individual tickets are $40 each.
  • Contact: Go to the Chambers County Child Welfare website for more information.

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Stand Up Midland – Thursday April 4, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30pm

  • Description - Free Event includes a Hot Dog Dinner, Balloon Release, Live Music, and Family fun Night with games for the children, face painting and more. 
  • Location - Midland College, Beal Plaza  3600 N. Garfiled
  • Participants:  Open to the Public, Local Non-profits that assist families and children are invited to have information available
  • Contact:  Kathy Harmon, 432-557-8477  kathyh@casawtx.org

Blue Ribbon Run, The Race to End Child Abuse - Saturday April 6, 2019, 7:30 am

  • Description - Registration is at 7:30,1K Fun Run begins at 8:30, 5K Run/Walk begins at 9:00 (chip-timed)
  • Location-  Bowie Elementary  805 Elk Ave. Midland, TX
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact:  Shelly Worrell, 432-553-9363 

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The Concert of Hope.  April 18, 2019 at 6:00 - 8:30 PM

  • Description: There will be a brief introduction and invitation to visit tables of stakeholders and DFPS staff.  The main part of our program will be during the bands intermission at 7:00. Bio degradable Dove balloons will be released during this time.
  • Location: Market Street in the Woodlands
  • Participants: Open to the public.
  • Contact: Foster Care Collaboration Group  for more information contact Cindy Mericle

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Bailey County Child Welfare Board Balloon Release and 5k Run/Walk – April 13th

  • Description: Balloon Release, 5K Fun Run & Walk Benefitting Baily County Child Welfare Board, April 13th, goodie bags and gift cards for winners
  • Location: Muleshoe
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Kaci Morris, 806-241-2917

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Hall County Child Welfare Board Display for Child Abuse Prevention Month

  • Description: Pinwheel, sign and shoe display representing children in care
  • Location: Hall County Courthouse
  • Participants: Open to the public

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Paint the Town Blue - April 6, 2018,

  • Description: local Child Welfare board, DFPS staff, CASA will paint the town blue by putting out blue pin wheels on the lawn of the court house
  • Location: Nacogdoches Co. Courthouse, 101 W Main St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Lisa King, 936-205-9162

Nacogdoches Community Partners Diaper Drive - April 6, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Description: Local college students taking donations of baby items on behalf of Nacogdoches Community Partners benefitting the Rainbow Room for abused and neglected children in Nacogdoches County. Event will also spread aware of child abuse prevention month
  • Location: Walmart Neighborhood Market, 1030 N. University Dr., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
  • Participants: Open to Public
  • Contact: Bethany Talmon or Morgan Curl, 936-569-5326

Harold's House Movie in the Park - April 27, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Description:  A Fun, Safe, family movie night featuring "Ferdinand" honoring National Child Abuse Prevention Month. There will be games, music, a petting zoo, vendors, and emergency responders with trucks and cars. Movie begins at dusk. Admission is free and free popcorn will be available.
  • Location: Downtown Festival Plaza, 507 S. Pecan, Nacogdoches TX 75961
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Harold's House CAC, 936-205-9162

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The Blue Breakfast – April 10, 9:00am-10:30am

  • Description: A symposium hosted by SJRC on the issue of child abuse. The symposium will consist of a panel of community leaders speaking on the issue. Tickets are $10 and include admission and breakfast.
  • Location: McKenna Events Center-801 W. San Antonio St, New Braunfels Tx.78130
  • Participants: Open to the public-Comal District Attorney, Comal County Sheriff, McKenna Foundation, SJRC
  • Contact: *Space is limited-tickets can be purchased at https://www.sjrctexas.org/news-events/the-blue-breakfast-in-comal-county/

Knock-out Child Abuse Bowl-a-Thon- April 26, 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • Description: Cost associated ($35 per person or $210 per team)-All proceeds benefit children and families who are affected by abuse and neglect in Guadalupe County
  • Location: Fiesta Lanes-1202 Huisache Ave, New Braunfels, Tx. 78130
  • Participants: open to the public
  • Contact: Michele Meehan, mmeehan@gccac.net

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Party in the Park for Prevention – Friday, April 5, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

  • Description: Free Event.  Family friendly event will include a jumper and climbing wall for the children, dance performances, Mascot games, food available for purchase from local food trucks.  Games for the children and information for parents.
  • Location: Floyd Gwin Park – 10th St and West County Rd, Odessa
  • Participants:  Open to the Public, Local Non-profits that assist families and children are invited to have information available
  • Contact:  DeeAnn Hernandez, 432-333-5233  deann@hhcac.org

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Hale County Child Welfare Board Go Blue Day, Friday, April 5th 11am

  • Description: Pinwheel Ceremony Promoting Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention
  • Location: Millennium Park
  • Participants: CWB Members and open to public
  • Contact: Anna Rigler

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Child Abuse Awareness Proclamation and Balloon Release - April 12, 12:00 PM

  • Description: All Anderson County community members are invited to stand together against child abuse by attending the 2019 Child Abuse Proclamation and Balloon Release event which will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
  • Location: Anderson County Annex Parking Lot, 703 North Mallard Street, Palestine, Texas 75801
  • Participants: All Anderson County community members
  • Contact: Susan Dorsey at Palestine Resource Center for Independent Living at 903-729-7505 or email at sdorsey@cprcil.org

Pulled Pork Plate Fundraiser - April 12, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: All plates include a pulled pork sandwich, potato chips, pickles, and bottled water; the cost is $10.00 per plate.   All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the needs of all Anderson County children in foster care.  Donations are appreciated.
  • Location: Anderson County Annex Parking Lot, 703 North Mallard Street, Palestine, Texas 75801
  • Participants: All Anderson County community members
  • Contact: Susan Dorsey at Palestine Resource Center for Independent Living at 903-729-7505 or email at sdorsey@cprcil.org

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Frio County Proclamation: April 5, 9:30am

  • Location: Frio County Courthouse-500 E. San Antonio St. Pearsall, Tx. 78061
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS

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Willacy County Candlelight Vigil, April 4th, 2019 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: There will be various speakers and community involvement from Willacy county school district and community partners such as Raymondville Police Department, Fire Department and local CPS staff.
  • Location: Willacy County Courthouse,523 W Hidalgo Ave, Raymondville, Texas
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Willacy County Child Welfare Board, Martha Martinez @ 956-642-7330

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Starr County Candlelight Vigil, April 12th, 2019 at 10:00 AM

  • Description: Annual Starr County Crime Victim’s Unit Rights Week & Child Abuse Prevention Event.  “Come together to honor those who bring hope and honor to victims and celebrate local heroes, support survivors and bring awareness to rights of all Victims of crime.”
  • Location: Starr County Courthouse 401 N. Britton Ave, Rio Grande City, TX 78582
  • Participants: Open to public, Child Protective Services and Starr county partners.
  • Contact: 956-716-4800 Omar Escobar, District Attorney’s office

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month March 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 4900 River Oaks Blvd., River Oaks, TX 76114
  • Participants: City officials,  Open to the Public
  • Contact: Marcin Gregory, mgregory@riveroakstx.com

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Karaoke at Shenaniganz – April 4 and April 18, 8:00 PM -11:00 PM

  • Description: Join us in the VIP Lounge for Karaoke Night!!! We’ll be spreading awareness about child abuse prevention.  Proceeds to benefit Rockwall Rainbow Room.
  • Location: Shenaniganz, 1290 I-30, Rockwall, TX 75087
  • Participants: open to public.
  • Contact: For additional information contact cmisk4342@gmail.com

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The Pinwheel Project Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM

  • Description: Bring the kids out to this free community event foods games face painting bounce houses music’s giveaway and more. Come out and meet your first responder area programs, and volunteers dedicated to keeping children of our county safe.
  • Location: Homestead Park 1422 Eugene Heiman Circle, Richmond, TX
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office

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Picnic in the Park Sunday April 14, 2018 2:00-4:00

  • Description - Free Event for the Community with activities and food for families
  • Location - Kirby Park 1401 Edmund Blvd.  San Angelo, TX
  • Participants:  Open to the Public
  • Contact – Rebekah Beltran  325-653-4673  rbeltran@cactomgreen.org

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Bexar County Proclamation- March 26, 10:00am

  • Description: Bexar County Child Welfare Board will give updates on current Child Abuse statistics and present information to the Commissioner’s Court.
  • Location: Bexar County Courthouse-100 Dolorosa San Antonio, Tx. 78205
  • Participants: Open to the Public- other participants include Child Welfare Board, DFPS staff, Commissioner’s Court
  • Contact: Valerie Woodard, vwoodard55@yahoo.com

Bexar County Child Abuse Awareness Kick-off- April 1, 10:00am-11:00am

  • Description: Bexar County will honor the young Texas lives lost as a result of abuse and neglect, recognize community partners, and reaffirm the commitment to stopping child abuse in the community.
  • Location: Bexar County Courthouse Plaza Steps-100 Dolorosa San Antonio, Tx. 78205
  • Participants: Open to the Public- other participants include Child Welfare Board, DFPS staff, Elected Officials
  • Contact: Carrie Wilcoxson (210) 300-0008

The Blue Breakfast- April 3, 9am-10:30am

  • Description: A symposium hosted by SJRC on the issue of child abuse. The symposium will consist of a panel of community leaders speaking on the issue. Tickets are $10 and include admission and breakfast.
  • Location: The Veranda, 1746 Lockhill Selma, San Antonio, Tx. 78213
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Space is limited, please reserve your spot at: https://www.sjrctexas.org/news-events/the-blue-breakfast-in-bexar-county/

Tree Planting Ceremony- April 5, 10:30am

  • Description: A ceremony to remember the 9 precious lives lost this past fiscal year as a result of abuse/neglect and to recognize the caseworkers who do this important work every day.
  • Location: Child Safe Salado Creek Campus (New Facility), 3730 IH 10 East, San Antonio, Tx. 78220
  • Participants: Department of Family & Protective Services & Child Safe Staff
  • Contact: Kimberly Hill-210-259-3461

Kids Day in the Park– April 6, 10am-1pm

  • Description: A free event for families to come enjoy live music, entertainment, resource booths and games for the kids
  • Location: San Pedro Park-2200 N. Flores San Antonio, Tx. 78212
  • Participants: Community Partners-open to the public
  • Contact: Joel Sanchez, kidsdaysatx@gmail.com

Crime Victims Proclamation– April 11, 10:00am

  • Description: District Attorney’s office present updates regarding statistics on crime victims to the commissioners court to be added into the proclamation
  • Location: outside of the Bexar County Courthouse-100 Dolorosa San Antonio, Tx.
  • Participants: County court staff, attorneys, DFPS staff
  • Contact: Cyndi Jahn (210) 335-2733

Guadalupe Avenida Children’s Fair– April 11, 10:00am

  • Description: Community wide event hosted by Guardians of the Children Von Ormy that includes free food, drinks and children’s activities.
  • Location: Plaza Guadalupe- 1313 Guadalupe St. San Antonio, Tx. 78207
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Sandra Rodriguez (210) 287-2137

Bexar County Wreath Laying Ceremony– April 11, 10:00am-12:00pm

  • Location: Bexar County Courthouse (North side by the fountain)-100 Dolorosa San Antonio, Tx. 78205
  • Participants: Open to the public- participants include Law enforcement, Fire Department, Medical staff, DFPS
  • Contact: Cyndi Jahn (210)335-2733

United Way Kid’s Festival – April 27, 11am-2pm

  • Description: A free family friendly event with free food, music, entertainment, booths, and games for the kids
  • Location: Lockwood Park-801 N. Olive St. San Antonio, Tx. 78202
  • Participants: Open to the public-multiple community partners
  • Contact: www.unitedwaysatx.org/kids-festival/      
 

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Cameron County Candlelight Vigil, April 4th, 2019 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Description: Monica’s and Maggie’s House hosting the Candlelight Vigil, join them to honor the victims of crime and child abuse and to those children whose lives were taken too soon.
  • Location: Maggie’s House, 1390 W. Expressway 83, San Benito, Texas 78585  WEAR BLUE
  • Participants: Open to public, Child Protective Services and Cameron County Children’s Advocacy Centers.
  • Contact: 956-361-3313, www.cameroncountycac.com

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Walk to Prevent Child Abuse -April 10, 2019 – 6:00pm

  • Description: Prevent Child abuse Texas- Walk to Action to kick-off Child Abuse awareness and Prevention month.
  • Location: San Diego Catholic Church- 401 S. Victoria Street, San Diego Texas 
  • Participants: Open to the public. Hosted by Duval County Child Welfare board
  • Contact: Sandra Morin @ 361-729-7054

Duvall County Children’s Spring Festival – April 13, 2019- 11:00-2:00pm

  • Description: This event is open to all the children of the community and their families. Everyone is welcome as the goal is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. FREE event, with games, entertainment, prizes and great information.
  • Location: San Diego Catholic Church- 401 S. Victoria Street, San Diego Texas 
  • Participants: Open to the public. Hosted by Duval County Child Welfare board
  • Contact: Sandra Morin @ 361-729-7054

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Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation – April 2, 6:00pm

  • Location: Schertz City Hall-1400 Schertz Pkwy Schertz, Tx. 78154
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS staff

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Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation - April 4, 9AM

  • Location: Seguin City Hall-205 N River St. Seguin, Tx. 78155
  • Participants: open to the public

5K Superhero Dash - April 6, 7:30am

  • Location: Starke Park-650 River Dr. W. Seguin, Tx. 78155
  • Participants: open to the public
  • Contact: Register at www.athleticguild.com

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Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation – April 11, 6:30PM

  • Location: Selma City Hall-9375 Corporate Dr. Selma, Tx. 78154
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS staff

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Proclamation at Sinton Courthouse- Pinwheels, April 1, 2019 at 9:00AM

  • Description: This event is open to all of the community. Everyone is welcome as the goal is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. We invite you to wear Blue in honor of all child victims of abuse and neglect. 230 Pinwheels will be placed at the courthouse lawn along with Every  Child matters sign.
  • Location: Open to the public. Sinton Courthouse- 400 W. Sinton Street, Sinton Texas  
  • Participants: Hosted by San Patricio County Child welfare Board

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 1400 Main St., TX 76092
  • Participants: City officials, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Brandi Garlock bgarlock@ci.southlake.tx.us

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Stand up Against Child Abuse – April 19, 12:00pm

  • Description: Wear blue and join the team at McLanes Children’s Medical Center of Trauma and Forensics in standing up against child abuse.
  • Location: Healing Garden at McLanes Children’s Medical Center 1901 SW HK Dodgen Loop Temple, TX
  • Participants: Open to the public
  • Contact: Melissa Mesecke 254-935-4157 or melisa.mesecke@bswhealth.org

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Child Abuse Prevention month on April 3, 2019 9:30 AM-10:00 AM

  • Description: The proclamation will be added to the end of the Commissioner's Court agenda and we will hold a reception afterwards.
  • Location: Waller Courthouse
  • Participants: Open to public
  • Contact: Email the Waller County Child Welfare Board

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 8, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 7105 Whitley Rd., Watauga, TX 76148
  • Participants: City officials, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Zolaina Parker

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Ellis County Fun Run – March 30th, 9:00 AM

  • Description:  In Conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention month in April, the Ellis County Rainbow Room kicks off a “fun run”.  Show your support for underserved children of Ellis County by showing up and walking, or running the 1 or 3 mile tract.  There is no registration, or fee: All you have to do is show up with a new article of children’s clothing, diapers, or gift card donation.
  • Location: Getzendaner Park 400 S. Grand Avenue Waxahachie, TX 75165
  • Participants: Open to the public

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Saddle Up For Kids Fundraiser April 20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Kentucky Derby Donkey Races, Jake Hooker & The Outsiders – Musical Guest
  • Location: 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy., Weatherford, TX 76088
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Cassidy Alexander, 817-458-2878

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Collingsworth County Child Welfare Board Child Abuse Prevention Month activities – April 23rd

  • Description: Child Abuse T-Shirt Sell through month of April; Bookmark contest at school, Child Abuse Hotline Phone Number Display & School lunch
  • Location: Elementary School
  • Participants: Open to the community
  • Contact: Saunna Blacksher, sblacksh@outlook.com

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City Proclamation Ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 9, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Description: Proclamation Reading  and City Council Meeting
  • Location: 311 Burton Hill Rd., Westworth Village, TX 76114
  • Participants: City officials, Alliance For Children, Open to the Public
  • Contact: Brandy Barrett, bbarrett@cityofwestworth.com

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Go Blue Day.  El CAMPO Texas March 30, 2019 at 1-4PM

  • Description: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Join the Crisis Center, Gulf Coast CASA, and Child Protective Services in raising awareness at our 3rd Annual Party in the Park for Prevention!   
    This is a free event filled with plenty of activities, food, music, and fun for the whole family. Easter egg hunt will begin at approximately 2:00pm.
  • Location: Friendship Park, El Campo, TX
  • Participants: Open to the public.
  • Contact: For more information about the event or to find out how you can help, please contact us at (979) 245-2713 or (979) 282-9223.

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Walk of Knowledge – March 30, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Description: The Child Abuse Prevention Committee will hold the Walk of Knowledge in conjunction with 13th Annual Health Fair-“Let’s Live Well Together” at the Wichita County Health Department, to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect.  504 pairs of children's shoes are lined up around the walk representing the number of confirmed cases of abused children in Wichita County. There will be display stations along the walk with information and statistics as well as children’s games and information to prevent abuse or neglect and receive training or services from various agencies in the CAP Committee will be there! There will be hot dogs with all the trimmings, and drinks provided free.
  • Location: Wichita County Health Department, 1700 3rd Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: (940) 322-7671, Lisa Dresbach Choate

Wichita Falls ISD “Kid Strong” CAP Week - April 1 – April 5

  • Description: Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our communities. It's a time to focus on ways to prevent abuse and protect children through education. During the week of April 1st-5th, the CAP Committee of Wichita Falls is encouraging WFID students to participate theme days. Talking points that go with each theme in addition to a calendar of activities are provided to each school allowing teachers to discuss each theme in the classroom as well as send home flyers with students so the conversation can continue at home. These are the themes for that week:
    • Monday, April 1: Bullying-Gold Day- to represent the golden rule- Treat others the way you want to be treated.
    • Tuesday, April 2: Sexual Abuse-Neon Day- to represent Get loud and tell, tell, tell if someone touches you or someone you know in an inappropriate way.
    • Wednesday, April 3: Emotional Abuse- Camouflage (Camo) Day- to represent words can leave an invisible scar.
    • Thursday, April 4: Neglect- Backwards Day- to represent I got your back, taking care of each other.
    • Friday, April 5: Physical Abuse- Blue Day- to represent the black and blue bruises of physical abuse.
  • Location: WFISD Schools, Wichita Falls, TX
  • Participants: Students, Teachers, Parents, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: (940) 322-7671, Lisa Dresbach Choate

Wichita County Blue Ribbon Proclamation Day - April 1, 10:00 AM

  • Description: County Judge Woody Gossom will issue proclamation that April 3rd is Blue Ribbon, Child Abuse Prevention Day in Wichita County and April is Child Abuse prevention month.
  • Location: Wichita County Court House, 900 7th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: (940) 766-8100, County Judge Woody Gossom

Wichita Falls City Blue Ribbon Proclamation Day - April 2, 8:30 AM

  • Description: The mayor of Wichita Falls, Stephen Santellana will issue proclamation that April 4th is Blue Ribbon, Child Abuse Prevention Day in the city of Wichita Falls and April is Child Abuse prevention month.
  • Location: First floor of Municipal Auditorium, 1300 7th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Participants: Open to public - media, Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: (940) 761-7404, Mayor Stephen Santellana

North Texas Regional Training Conference - April 3, 4, & 5, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Description:  A multi-disciplinary conference designed to meet the continuing education needs of the profession in the areas of mental health, family and protective services, foster parenting, juvenile probation services adult probation services, criminal justice addiction counseling, and social work.  This seminar has been held annually since 1983.  CPS as well as other venders will have information table available throughout the conference.
  • Location: Clark Student Center - Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308
  • Participants: Professionals from Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Foster Parents, Social Workers, DFPS staff
  • Contact: Patsy Baggett

Safe Place - Teen Shelter Appreciation Luncheon – April 4, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Come & Go)

  • Description: The Teen Shelter is holding an appreciation Luncheon for all supporters of the Safe Place Teen Shelter programs.  The luncheon meal is sponsored by the Elks Lodge Does and Antlers.
  • Location: Elks Lodge - 4205 Seymour Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76309 (Next to Hebert's Furniture)
  • Participants: By invitation to Civic Groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: RSVP to Teen Shelter, (940) 322-7671

Patsy Baggett Service Award Luncheon - April 12, 11:30 AM

  • Description:  The Wichita County Child Welfare Board will host the Patsy Baggett Service Award Luncheon on April 12th. The recipient is Janet Goodner Jackson, Community Initiatives Specialist IV, Region 2, Child Protective Services. She will be honored with a trophy and her name will be added to a plaque that hangs in the District Attorney’s office. This award was established by the Wichita County Child Welfare Board in 1997 to recognize Patsy Baggett’s 42 years of service to Child Protective Services.
  • Location: St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1417 11th St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301.
  • Participants: This is an invitation only luncheon
  • Contact: Patsy Baggett

Patsy's House Pinwheel Ceremony – throughout month of April

  • Description: Patsy's House, Children's Advocacy Center in Wichita Falls places pinwheels representing each abused child in Wichita County on the lawn of Patsy's House, Children's Advocacy Center. Public is invited to take down a pinwheel for a $20 donation.  This fun-filled event kicks off our month long fundraiser and helps bring awareness to child abuse in our community. Come join us! All free to the public.
  • Location: Patsy's House, Children's Advocacy Center, 1411 10th St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
  • Participants: Open to public - media, civic groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: Denise Roberts, Executive Director Phone: (940) 322-8890

Traffic 911 – Date not set: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Description: Traffick911 Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Training - the first session from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM is for professionals, First Responders, and community members - CEU's provided for Texas Social Workers, TCOLE, TJJD, LPC, and TEA CPEs.  The second session, Traps of a Trafficker, from 6 PM - 7 PM is a youth curriculum to equip adults and youth 11 and older.
  •  Location: Evangel Temple - 3800 Barnett Road, Wichita Falls, TX
  • Participants: Open to public - First Responders, Social Workers, Health Care Professionals, Teachers, Parents, Middle School & High School age youth, Church Youth groups, CAP committee groups, CPS staff
  • Contact: Catherine Earley, (940) 228-1266, call Lisa (940) 322-7671

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Go Blue Day – April 2, 4:30-6:30 PM

  • Description: A completely free family friendly festival to celebrate children
  • Location: Uvalde Memorial Park- 379-443 E Main St. Uvalde, Tx. 78801
  • Participants: Open to the public-multiple community partners
  • Contact: 210-278-7733

Uvalde County Proclamation – April 3, 10:45am

  • Location: Uvalde County Courthouse, 100 N. Getty St. Uvalde, Tx. 78801
  • Participants: Open to the public-Judges, Attorneys, DFPS

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Bringing Communities Together for Chidlren- Friday April 12, 9am-12pm

  • Description:
  • Location: The Texas Zoo (110 Memorial Drive Victoria, Tx. @ Riverside park)
  • Participants: Open to the Public
  • Contact: Tonia Rozner (361) 573-0731 ext. 269

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Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Annual Child Abuse Awareness Fair, April 13, 2019, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

  • Description:  Free fun day activities that encourage families to be healthy and active.
  • Location:  Ysleta del Sur Pueblo’s Human and Health Services Building, 9314 Juanchido, El Paso, Texas 79907
  • Participants:  Community
  • Contact:  Brittney Duran, bduran@ydsp-nsn.gov; , 915-860-6170

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