According to teamwv.org, each year the month of April is recognized as a time to show our support for keeping all children safe and helping every family thrive. The theme of this year’s awareness campaign is “Growing a Better Tomorrow for All Children, Together.”
During April, the Mingo County Family Resource Network, along with Partners in Prevention collaborates to coordinate various activities across Mingo County to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Mingo County Family Resource Network Director Amy Dearfield-Hannah says, “It is important for us to celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month because it serves as a reminder that it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to make a difference in the lives of our children. Together, we can strive to create a healthy environment in which our families can thrive!”
Below is a list of upcoming activities in various communities across Mingo County:
April 4th – Flag raising and pinwheel garden at WH Compton Park
in Delbarton at 11:00 am
April 4th – Flag raising and pinwheel garden at flag pole across
from Western Auto in Kermit at 3:45 pm
April 5th – Flag raising and pinwheel garden at Larry Joe Harless
Center in Gilbert at 10:00 am
April 5 h – Flag raising and pinwheel garden at Town Hall in
Matewan at 1:30 pm
April 6th – Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Walk starting in
front of WV DHHR in Williamson at noon; ending in front of court
house for flag raising and pinwheel garden.
Mingo County FRN and Partners in Prevention also honors individuals or groups from the area as Champions for Children award winners based on their works that go above and beyond for children. Nominations for these awards are accepted from the community. The 2022 nomination period has now ended and winners will be announced later in April during an awards ceremony.