Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The 14th Annual Children’s Garden “Child Abuse Prevention Month” Event


In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month and our 365 days of the year effort to prevent child abuse, The Center for Prevention of Abuse and Luthy Botanical Garden are joining Ms. Winternitz’s 1st grade class from Harrison Learning Center to learn about preventing abuse through caring for ourselves, each other and the environment.

Activities will take place between 9:30 am – 11:30 am and include how to be safe from abuse, enjoying a story, planting vegetables and flowers, making crafts and participating in "Natures Kitchen", an educational session offered by Luthy Botanical Garden that teaches children where food comes from.

"Our hope is by exposing children to nature and showing them

The Center offers curricula in safe touch, violence prevention, behavioral skills training, sexual assault/abuse prevention and healthy relationships to students pre-k through college touching the lives of 15,000 students per/year. Presentations and trainings are also offered to parents, school staff and community groups. For more information on prevention programs contact Jeanne Anders at 691-0551.