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                  April is

           Child Abuse and Prevention

                  Awareness Month

           Join Us For These Events!!!!

 

                                          Wear Blue To Work

                             April 13, 2016

               Stand United Against Child Abuse

                      Help Raise Awareness!

  It's not too late to take a creative/fun picture of yourself, your

                   group, or your coworkers wearing BLUE.

            

        Winners will be announced April 29, 2016 for the 3 most creative/fun photos.

 

 

                          Balloon Launch

Where:   Allen County Children Services Parking Lot

When:    April 4, 2016

              12:00 noon

 

        

 

 

 

Adopt-A-Family Thanks Sponsors...

ACCS would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's Adopt-A-Family program. Thanks to our generous community we were able to make the holidays brighter for more than 200 abused and neglected children. Serving hundreds of youth is not an easy task and could not have been accomplished without the strong support of  many groups and individuals in our community. Thank you for all that you do and have done on behalf of the children we serve!

 

Choose Your Partner Carefully...

 

It happens all too often. A young, single parent needs someone to watch their young child while they go out. It's just for an hour or two, and they enlist their boyfriend or girlfriend to care for the child -- not considering whether that person has ever taken care of a child, or is prepared for the responsibility. Something goes wrong -- the baby won't stop crying, or the toddler has an accident. And, reacting out of frustration, that boyfriend or girlfriend hurts the child, or worse, causes a life-threatening injury. Any baby or toddler left in the care of a person not accustomed to dealing with a young child is at risk. They may shake a crying baby, or hit a toddler who has had an accident or made a mess out of simple frustration or not knowing how to respond. The goal of the Choose Your Partner Carefully Awareness Campaign is to make young parents think twice before assuming their boyfriends or girlfriends are able to care for their children, and to make the community aware of the potential risk that untrained caregivers pose to every child. Spend time observing your partner with the children before leaving them alone together. Watch the interaction. Make sure your child is comfortable. Make sure the interaction is appropriate. If you have to, choose your child over your partner! (More Info)

 

 

 

 

 


Message from the Director

 

Every year, thousands of children enter the foster care system with a powerful need for stability, happiness, belonging, safety and love. You can make a tremendous difference in your own life and the life of a child by opening your home and your heart. Consider being a foster parent for an area child who needs you. Our next free training begins April 5th. To register or for more information call ACCS at 419-227-8590.

                  - Cynthia Scanland, MSSA

 

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*The Allen County Children Services Board will hold its monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:15 pm!

 

  

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