2014 Child Abuse Prevention Month Events & Activities

Each April, during Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services joins with local governments and community groups at events all over Texas to bring attention to the issue of child abuse and neglect.

Take a look below to find events near you where you can show your support for Child Abuse Prevention Month. The events are sorted by date.

Find events/activities during the:


Week of March 24thblue ribbon

Bastrop - March 24, 9am

Breckenridge - March 24, 9am

Coldspring - March 25

Liberty - March 25, 9am

Amarillo - March 2,8:30am-5:00pm

Abilene - March 28-29,

Center - March 28, all day

Fort Worth - March 28: 11:30am-1pm

Lubbock - March 28, 7:30-4:00pm

Taylor County - March 28, 29, all day events

Clarendon - March 29, 9:00am

Bryan - March 31, 8am-1:30pm

San Antonio - March 31, 6-7pm

Week of April 1st blue ribbon

Anhuac - April 1,10:30am

Athens - April 1

Breckenridge - April 1, 10am

Breckenridge - April 1, 10am

Dallas - April 1

Floresville - April 1

Franklin - April 1, 3pm

Gatesville - April 1

Galeveston - April 1, 1pm

Henderson County - April 1

Laredo - April 1, 10am

Lubbock - April 1

Lubbock - April1 9am-3pm

Midland - April 1, 6pm

San Antonio - April 1, 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

Week of April 28th blue ribbon

Brownwood - April 28, 9am-4pm

Jacksonville - April 28, 6pm

Wesclaco - April 28, 6pm until it ends

Athens - April 30, all day

Month of April - Event/Activities blue ribbon


IMPACT Rollout Training throughout the month.
Training for changes to IMPACT system. Mandatory for all workers.
Dependent on your location.
Contact: Mia Parker


Location: Abilene. Closed Admin. Investigations Training
Contact: Connie Davis

Brownwood (March & April)

Raindrop donations
Selling Raindrops to benefit the Rainbow Room
Participants: Local schools, businesses and Child Welfare Board members
Contact: Sherry Clark -

Brown County (March & April)

Poster Contest. Children of Brown County will enter posters and prizes will be awarded.
Exhibited througout April - radio broadcasts, newspaper articles
Participants: county wide
Contact: Sherry Clark -

Brown County

Proclamation. Brown County Commisioner's Court will designate April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month
Contact: Sherry Clark -

Burnet County

Go Blue Day
PSA's regarding Child Abuse Awareness, County/City Proclamations, Blue Sunday, Marquees "No Excuse for Child Abuse"
Participants: CW Board members, general public
Contact: Marsha Neel

Crosbyton Schools

General Awareness. Schools will display 800# on school marquee


Public Service Announcements . Children's Advocacy Center will be running Publice Service Announcements on various Pandora Stations

Fort Worth: April 1,4,15,29

Free Prevention Training Classes (in Spanish)
The Stewards of Children, child sexual abuse prevention classes will be held on several dates during the month of April.
Participants: Child advocates, stakeholders and the general public. Register on-line at htttp://

Hale County CWBx

General Awareness. Hale County CWBx will distribute awarness items to area businesses, display signs in store windows with 800#

Hale County News

General Awareness. Hale County will run a short story each day in newspaper to raise awareness.

Irion County Schools

Stand Up for Children Poster Contest.
Participants: Irion CWB
Contact: Allison Gryder 325-650-1922

Llano County

Go Blue Day
Pens/Blue Ribbons distributed to all employees of county schools, display of poster around, marquee at the Jr. High and High school; Participants: CW Board, General Public, School district
Contact: Dena Wilson / 830-613-9669


General Awareness. Bank will run 800# on marquee to raise awareness

Ralls School District

General Awareness. The school disrict will distribute awareness items to students.

Wichita Falls

IMPACT Rollout Training; Mandatory for all workers.
Dependant on your location. Email sent by Mia Parker

Month of May - Event/Activities blue ribbon

Midland - May 3 morning

Plainview - May 7, noon

Quitman - May 15, 5pm

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