Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

The fictional character Mary Poppins has been introduced to a whole new generation this year.  The Center is using this beloved character’s positive message for this year’s theme:  Anything is Possible … Let’s Prevent Child Abuse. Just like Mary Poppins swept in and brought positive change, the staff at the Exchange Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse brings positive change to families across West Tennessee.

Child Abuse Prevention Month Events & Initiatives

Carroll 

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 11 - Parent Training in McKenzie

April 15 - Proclamation signing with the county mayor

April 1 - Carroll County Sheriffs Department Law Enforcement Inservice – Child Abuse Presentation 5:00 pm

April 11 - 8:45 am Parent Training with McKenzie Headstart

April 15 - 1:30 pm Luncheon/Proclamation Signing with Carroll County Mayor

April 25 - 9:00 am Child Abuse Presentation at Carroll County CAB meeting

April 25 - Community Stewards of Children Training 5:30 pm

Chester

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 1 - Blue bows and Child Abuse Prevention Month banner at the Court House

April 2 - Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation signing

April 12 - Child Abuse Prevention Month Dinner and Auction

April TBD - Headstart Presentation

April 17 - CPIT Appreciation Luncheon

April 19 - CAP shirt day

April 30 - Child Abuse Prevention Luncheon

April - Information in the newspaper about CAP Month

April Fridays - Wear blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month

BBQ Plates (we deliver these plates to businesses and schools with CAP month info and stats as a topper on the to-go box - date is TBD

County-wide day where we ask everyone to wear their CAP shirts

Crockett

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 12 - Tenderloin Sack lunch from 11:00 pm – 1:00 pm located at Center 312 South Bells Street Alamo TN, 38001

April 17 - Crockett Child Protective Investigation Team breakfast presentation by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer McEwen 9:30 am

April 17 - Stewards of Children Crockett Sheriff’s Department training 5:30 pm

April 26 - Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation and Children’s Parade beginning at 9am, Alamo Court Square

April 26 - Open House and ribbon cutting of new faculty 312 South Bells Street Alamo TN 38001 beginning at 11:30 am

April 12 - Tenderloin Sack lunch from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm located at Center 312 South Bells Street Alamo TN, 38001

April 17 - Crockett Child Protective Investigation Team breakfast presentation by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer McEwen 9:30 am

April 17- Stewards of Children Crockett Sheriff’s Department training 5:30 pm

April 26 - Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation and Children’s Parade beginning at 9am, Alamo Court Square

April 26 - Open House and ribbon cutting of new faculty 312 South Bells Street Alamo TN 38001 beginning at 11:30 am

*Month of April Sonic and Crockett County Carl Perkins Center are teaming up to Prevent Bruises and Brokenness. Booth set up for community awareness and Raspberry Blue Slush will be sold with portion of proceeds to benefit the Crockett Carl Perkins Center. Blue bows displayed at Sonic Drive-In, Alamo TN.

*Month of April Friday’s are Crockett CAP T-shirt and Jeans Day with local businesses

Decatur

March 27 - Child Abuse Proclamation Signing – 10:00 am / Decatur County Courthouse

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 2 - CPIT Appreciation Brunch – 9:30 am / Decatur County CAC

April 3 - CAP Month Relative Caregiver Appreciation - 1:00 pm / Henderson Co. CAC (Joint Board)

April 4 through 25 -  Child Abuse Prevention Month display – UT Martin Parsons Center

April 5, 12, 19 and 26 - Community CAP T-shirt Days

April 9 - Child Abuse Awareness Programs – 1:30 pm / Parsons Elementary School

April 10 - Child Abuse Prevention Month Activity Booklet passed out – (4th graders at Parsons and Decaturville Elementary Schools)

April 11 - Child Abuse Awareness Programs – 1:30 pm / Parsons Elementary School

April 13 - 6 Annual CAP Month Daddy / Daughter Dance – 5:00 pm / Decaturville Elementary School Gymnasium

April 1 through 30 - CAP Month PSA’s weekly on Decatur Co. CAC Facebook Page

Dyer/Lake

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 1 - CPIT Appreciation Breakfast

Fayette

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 1 - Proclamation read by Fayette County Mayor, Rhea Taylor, in Court Room on Monday, April 1 at 9:00 am declaring April Child Abuse Prevention month in Fayette County

  • Pencils, tattoos, color sheets, and book marks dispersed to all elementary schools
  • Banner display at each elementary school – see attached image
  • Hair dressers – Blue Streak Friday and nail salons – Blue Nails Friday - special every Friday for those posted on social media, participants get a blue ribbon sticker

April 4 - Presentation to the Hickory Withe Community Association at 7:00 pm on CAP in Fayette County & how to get involved

April 10 - CPIT Appreciation Lunch at 1:00 pm

April 11 - #GoBlue4U campaign in schools and the community to wear blue for child abuse prevention month

April 13 - Oakland Spring Fest booth: CAP activities, song on stage from Mary Poppins, announce Starr, Inc. production benefit on April 27 and pass out flyers for this.

April 25 - Oakland Chamber Coffee at 8:30 am

  • Recognize our Community Partners in Prevention w/ Plague Presentation, Photo, and Press Release

April 27 - CAP Stewards of Children Prevention Training at Shiloh United Methodist Church 9:00 am - 11:00 am

April 27 - Star Inc. theatre production of High School Musical at 7:00 pm to benefit the Center includes FREE full page ad in the play bill (runs 7 nights)

April 28 - Blue Sunday Day of Prayer engaging our faith community to partner w/ us in prayer for children we serve and the agencies who help protect/serve our clients.

Gibson County     

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 1 - Board Appreciation, 5:30 pm at Humboldt

April 4 -10:00 am Gibson County Mayoral Proclamation Signing,(County and City government Mayors) at GC Courthouse, Trenton

April 8 - 5:00 pm RCP Support Group Appreciation Event at Humboldt

April 8 - 9:30 am Mom’s Day Out (reading to children) First Baptist Church at Dyer

April 11 - 10:00 am Gibson County CPIT Appreciation luncheon 

April 15 - Time (TBD) Trenton Elementary School Prevention and Awareness Event

April 16  - 4:30 pm Boys & Girls Club (grades 6-12) Prevention and Awareness Event at Humboldt

April 18 - 4:30 pm Boys & Girls Club (grades k-5) Fly a Kite Event at Humboldt

April 18 - Mom’s Day Out Trike-A-Thon, First United Methodist Church at Trenton

April 22 - Time (TBD) Head Start Event at Humboldt 

Hardeman County

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every 3rd grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 4 - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Open House

April 12 - Lets go Fly a Kite in the City Park of Bolivar 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

April 24 - CPIT appreciation lunch

Hardin County

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 4 - Proclamation City Committee Meeting at 7:30 pm City Hall

April 28 - Tea for Two Child Abuse Prevention Event  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Savannah Church of Christ

Haywood County

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

Henderson

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 11 - CPIT appreciation

April 17 - FCRB appreciation

April 26 - Brunch

Blue Bows

Henry

March 28  - Community Stewards of Children: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Henry County CAC

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 1 - Blue Bows around the Henry County Square for awareness

April 9 - Henry County Daycares Stewards of Children: 6pm to 8pm at the Henry CAC

April 11 - Mary Poppins Movie Night- 5:30pm to 7:30 pm at Henry County UT Extension office

April 11 - 13 - Lighting of the Paris Eiffel Tower in Blue, 7:30 pm Memorial Park, Paris, TN

April 12 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - CAP Reception: Proclamation reading at 11:30am, Henry CAC

April 12 - Center logo on Henry County School Resources Officers Patrol Cars presenting at CAP Reception

April 26 - Henry County World’s Biggest Fish Fry Parade: We will have a float in the parade beginning at 10am Downtown Paris, TN

April 26 - CAP T-shirt day in Henry County

April 29 - 8:20 am Radio Interview with Froggy 103.7- Center services, CAP Month, and Cast-N-Blast Fundraiser

Lauderdale County

March - April – CAP Tee Shirts Sales

April 1 - Distribute CAP Bookmarks to every 2nd Grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every 3rd grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 1 - Distribute CAP Calendars to every 1st grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 1 - Distribute Coloring Sheets to Headstart and every Kindergarten student in Rural West Tennessee

April 4 - Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

April 5 - CAP Parade (pre-school age children)

April 5 - CAP Proclamation Signing

April 12 - Chamber Coffee at the Center

Madison County Airways

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every 3rd grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 1 - 5:30 pm  RCP Groups—Parenting Prevention/Go Fly a Kite      

April  2 - 9:00 am Child Abuse Prevention PROCLAMATION SIGNING with Mayors at

April 10 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CAP Reception for DCS, Law enforcement, DA’s office, Youth serving organizations, volunteers, Mental Health providers, Board members

April 10 - Movie Night – Mary Poppins at the NED

April 12 - 9:00 am Child Abuse Prevention presentation/CPIT appreciation breakfast/ certificates

April  26 - 9:30 am Child Abuse Prevention parade/games at Forrest Heights preschool

April 28 - Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention for Churches

April - Fridays - University School of Jackson wearing t-shirts

Month of April - Blue lights around City Hall for CAP month

April - Distribute blue ribbons on card with story about the blue ribbon

April - Distribute Child Abuse Prevention month calendars and book marks

April - Child Abuse Prevention displays at 15 schools in Madison County (Mary Poppins Theme)

McNairy CAP

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every 3rd grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 4 - Live Radio show in Coring 9am. Will talk about CAP month and DWTS. 

April 25 - Chamber Coffee at 8am at the center. We will network and hand stuff out about CAP month and talk about what the center is about/does for our community.

April 27 - Superhero day (Free Annual Community Event where we incorporate prevention to the community and sign the proclamation during event.) 

  • T-shirts 
  • Blue bows downtown Selmer and Adamsville
  • Light the court house and chamber blue

Tipton County

April 1 – Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 1 – Distribute CAP Pencils to every third grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 1- Blue Bows will be displayed throughout Tipton County for CAP Month

April 1 - Tipton County Library will have displays for CAP Month that includes book marks, coloring sheets, balloons, activity calendar.

April 1 - CAP T-shirt sales

April 1 - Banks throughout Tipton County will participate in selling cards for $1 to their customers and placing them around the bank.

April 27 - 26 Annual Dinner and Auction featuring special guest speaker Matthew Sandusky

*Proclamation signing to be scheduled

Weakley County

April 1 - Distribute CAP Pencils to every 3rd grader in Rural West Tennessee

April 3 - Weakley/Obion Mayoral Proclamation Signings

April 4 - Obion CPIT Appreciation Luncheon

April 6 - 15 Annual Gala

April 8 - Head Start Reading

April 12 - Dresden Pre-K Cap Activity Day

April 17 - TN Early Headstart Parent Training

April 18 - Weakley CPIT Appreciation Luncheon

April 26 - CAP T-Shirt Day

April 26 - TN Early Head Start Teacher Training

April 27 - Second Annual Golf Tournament

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