Events Calendar

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

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Date Time County Event/Activity Place Contact Additional Information
25-Mar 10:00am  Cumberland Community Dedication Tolson Youth Center in Fort Bragg Kelly McDonald at 910-486-9700 or Henry Berry at 910-396-5521 Sponsored by Child Advocay Cener and Ft. Bragg Family Advocacy Program
25-Mar 8:30am Orange "Prevent Child Abuse Month/Social Work Month" Breakfast Commissioners Conference Room at the Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill Darrell Renfroe at 919-968-2022  
30-Mar 1:00pm Burke Ribbons Placed on Patrol Cars for Child Abuse Prevention Month Burke County Sheriff's Office Dawn Longo at 828-438-9444
Date Time County Event/Activity Place Contact Additional Information
2-Apr 9:00am - 11:00am Forsyth Ring Out Against Child Abuse Wake Forest Medical Center Christina DeShields at 336-748-9028  
2-Apr 9:00 - 11:00am Surry Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-Off Parade Mount Airy Robin Testerman at 336-786-1080 blue ribbons will be handed out; Mayor will read Proclamation; Children's Activities
3-Apr 8:00am  Catawba CPS Appreciation Breakfast Faith Lutheran Church Christina Abbott at 828-465-9296 Sponsored by Children's Protection Council
3-Apr 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm Wake Reception to Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month The NC Department of Justice in the Old Education Building in Raleigh Rose Marie White-Hearn at 919-716-6780 Attended by NC Attorney General, Roy Cooper
3-Apr NATIONWIDE National Day of Hope
4-Apr 8:30am Halifax Fifth Annual Child Abuse Symposium Cooperative Extension Auditorium in Halifax Cathey Ralph at 252-536-6550 $10 registration fee
4-Apr 9:00am - 1:00pm Pitt Sixth Annual Child Abuse Prevention Month Open House Pitt County Courthouse Dawn Gibbs at 252-830-6406 Sponsored by District Attorney's Office
4-Apr 8:00am - 4:00pm Wilkes Spring Conference 1st Baptist Church in N. Wilkesboro Deena Wood at 336-667-5555 Featuring Mami McCulloch, Dr. Gary Indenbaum and Ms. Jane Thompson
5-Apr 7:00pm Buncombe "Come One, Come All" Blue Ribbon Campaign McCormick Field in Asheville Bill McGuire or Janna Counts at 828-254-2000 or childadvocacy@
get a chance to pin a blue ribbon on Mascot Teddy at the Asheville Tourists baseball game
5-Apr Macon Stand for Children Event Gazelo - Downtown Alisa Ashe at 828-524-3199 Sponsored by KIDS Place
5-Apr 7:30am - 9:00am Onslow State of the Child Breakfast Infant of Prague Parish Hall in Jacksonville Renee Brown at 910-938-0336
6-Apr 11:00am  Burke April's "Kick-Off Parade" The Child Advocacy Center Dawn Longo at 828-438-9444  
6-Apr 10:00am Johnston "Community Candle Service" First Assembly of God in Smithfield Leigh-Ann Pearce at the DA's office at 919-934-3071 Reps from the DA's office, Sheriff's Dept and DSS will light candles; local choirs will be performing; prayer with local ministers
6-Apr 10:00am - 2:00pm Pitt KidsFest Greenville Town Commons Donna Austin at 252-756-1567  
6-Apr 2:00pm Rowan Child Abuse Prevention Parade Downtown Salisbury Amy Collins at 704-639-7517  
6-Apr 7:00pm Wilkes Opera Fundraiser Wilkes Community College (Pit Auditorium) Deena Wood at 336-667-5555 Sponsored by Child Abuse Prevention Team 
7-Apr STATEWIDE Prevent Child Abuse Conference Koury Convention Center, Greensboro Jodi Mendenhall at 919-829-8009 April 7-9
8-Apr All Day Burke "Blue Day" All Burke County Schools Dawn Longo at 828-438-9444 Sponsored by Burke Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse; ribbons will be handed to all school children
8-Apr All Day Davidson Blue Ribbon Campaign and Poster Contest Lexington, Thomasville and Davidson County School Districts George Rendle at 336-243-4534  
9-Apr 3:30pm Buncombe City Council Proclamation City Hall in Asheville Bill McGuire or Janna Counts at 828-254-2000 or childadvocacy@
proclamation will be read at the city council meeting
9-Apr 6:00 - 7:30pm Union "Who's in Charge Here?!" - Managing Behavior Through Positive Discipline United Way Building in Monroe Pam Caskey at 704-226-5120 Registration by April 3; childcare credit certification available
10-Apr 8:30am - Noon Cumberland Victims of Crime, Train the Trainers   Mike Lydon at 910-394-4700 Sponsored by National Association of Social Workers, NC
10-Apr 3:00 - 6:00pm Surry Surry County Child Abuse Symposium Surry County Human Services Complex in Mt. Airy Robin Testerman at 336-786-1080  
11-Apr 8:00am - 3:00pm Union "Shaken Baby Syndrome" - A Community Wide Training on Child Abuse and Neglect First Baptist Church in Monroe United Family Services at 704-226-5120 $15 fee; child care credit certification available; deadline April 5; lunch provided
12-Apr 9:00am  Cumberland Break the Chain of Violence City Hall in Fayetteville Sharon Koonce at 910-678-2419 or Valerine Haynes at 910-437-1870 Sponsored by Cumberland County Schools and Guardian ad Litem Office
12-Apr 10:00am - 4:00pm Wilkes Community Day Hardees, Highway 421N Deena Wood at 336-667-5555  
13-Apr 9:00am - 1:00pm Wake Tutor Time Learning Center Fair 2209 Candun Drive in Raleigh Chandra Barbour at 919-387-9118
13-Apr All Day Durham "Shop & Talk" All Local Krogers Rachel Galanter at 919-286-9106 ext 227 Sponsored by Durham Exchange Club - members will hand out blue ribbons and information to shoppers
15-Apr 6:00pm Durham A Personal Account - One woman speaks of living through child abuse The Durham Hilton Rachel Galanter at 919-286-9106 ext 227  
15-Apr 6:00 - 8:00pm Brunswick Positive Discipline Workshop CCR&R in Shallotte 910-755-3362 registration due by April 12
15-Apr 6:00 - 7:30pm Union 1,2,3,4 Parenting (in Spanish) United Way Building in Monroe 704-226-5120 registration by April 10
16-Apr 4:30pm Buncombe County Commissioner Proclamation Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville Bill McGuire or Janna Counts at 828-254-2000 or childadvocacy@
proclamation will be read at the county commissioners meeting
16-Apr 6:30 - 8:00pm Union Talking About Touching for Parents Workshop United Family Services in Monroe Pam Caskey at 704-226-5120 registration due by April 10
17-Apr 8:30am Brunswick Appreciation Breakfast for Social Workers and Volunteers Cooperative Extension in Shallotte 910-754-3166  
18-Apr 6:30 - 9:00 pm Brunswick Recognizing and Reporting Chhild Abuse and Neglect Training Odell Williamson Auditorium in Shallotte 910-754-3166
18-Apr Catawba Hancock Settlemyre Banquet & Awards Rock Barn Country Club Melissa Teague at 828-261-2642
20-Apr 10:00am - 3:00pm Wilkes Bike Rodeo / Helmet Give Away Old Tyson Parking Lot - Highway 268W Deena Wood at 336-667-5555 Sponsored by Child Abuse Prevention Team and Wilkes County Sheriff's Dept.
20-Apr 11:00am - 3:00pm Wilson "It's A Family Affair" Raleigh Road Recreation Park in Wilson Don Hicks at 252-293-4340  
21-Apr 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Orange Advocates for Children/DSS Booth at Apple Chill Fair Apple Chill Fair in Hillsborough
22-Apr All Day Cumberland Child Abuse Prevention Day Cross Creek Mall 910-486-9700
22-Apr 9:30am Rowan Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Recognition Rowan County Courthouse, Courtroom #4 Amy Collins at 704-639-7517
23-Apr 4:30 - 6:00pm Buncombe Reception at Governor's Western Residence Governor's Western Residence , Town Mountain in Asheville Bill McGuire or Janna Counts at 828-254-2000 or childadvocacy@
recognize National Prevent Child Abuse Month and honor someone with the blue ribbon award for their contributions
23-Apr   Gaston Child Abuse Prevention Luncheon   Brenda Walker  
23-Apr All Day Union Dining to Donate at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar Applebee's in Monroe Pam Caskey at 704-226-5120 dine on this day and Applebee's will donate 15% of your purchase to United Family Services
24-Apr 8:00pm Cumberland Candlelight Vigil for Child Abuse Victims Cross Creek Park 910-486-9700
24-Apr All Day STATEWIDE Guardian ad Litem Child Advocate Day declared by Governor Mike Easley
25-Apr 5:00 - 5:30pm Alamance Stomp Out Child Abuse March Municipal Building on Lexington Avenue in Burlington Stacey Connors at 336-438-2072  
25-Apr 6:00 - 7:30pm Alamance Candlelight Vigil The Depot amphitheater on Front Street in Burlington Stacey Connors at 336-438-2072  
25-Apr noon - 1:30pm Cumberland Professional Training for Forensic Interviewers Child Advocacy Center in Fayetteville Kelly McDonald at .910-486-9700  
25-Apr   Forsyth; Yadkin; Stokes and Surry Celebrate Children Mall Christina DeShields at 336-748-9028 x 112  
26-Apr Alamance Candlelight Vigil Stephanie Pinnex @ Almance Health Department 336-513-2255
26-Apr 8:00am Caldwell Blue Ribbon Breakfast First Baptist Church in Lenoir Robin Clark at 828-757-8632
26-Apr All Day New Hanover Child Abuse Prevention Day Wilmington
27-Apr 10:00am - 2:00pm Brunswick Art in the Park Franklin Square Park in Southport Tufanna Bradley at 910-754-3166 entries due April 10; various age categories;
27-Apr   Cumberland Caring for Children Conference   Donna Barnette at 910-860-2277 x 238 Sponsored by Cumberland Partnership for Children
27-Apr   Cumberland KidCare ID at Dogwood Festival   Renee Brent at 910-485-7273 Sponsored by Rape Crisis Volunteers of Cumberland County
27-Apr 10:00am - 4:00pm Orange Project ID Walmart parking Lot in Hillsborough Dale McAndrews at 919-732-7282 children 3 years and up
28-Apr 10:45 am Orange Bell Ringing to Show Support by Faith Community All Orange County Churches  
30-Apr 6:30 - 8:30pm Brunswick Shaken Baby Syndrome Workshop CCR&R in Shallotte 910-755-3362


All Day NATIONWIDE National Spank-Out Day

All Month

  Durham "The People Who Take Care of Me" Coloring Contest Submit drawing to 1200 Broad Street #209 in Durham Rachel Galanter at 919-286-9106 ext 227 contest open to any Durham County child 18 or younger


TBA Durham Rose Handout DSS Offices Gail Wood at 919-286-9106 ext 225 Roses handed out to DSS workers and those who protect our most vulnerable
Date Time County Event/Activity Place Contact Additional Information


10:00am - Noon Pitt 5th Annual S.A.F.E. Walk Willis Building on the ECU Campus Victor Armstrong at 252-758-1200 Stop Abuse For Everyone

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