April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Everyone Has a Role to Play.

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The public is invited to join the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, other child welfare stakeholders, elected officials and more for a month long observance that is a public call to action during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. It is estimated that thousands of cases of abuse go unreported every year. The impact of abuse on children manifests itself in many ways. During the month of April and throughout the year, Illinois DCFS encourages communities to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness messages and to help promote prevention efforts across the country. To heighten awareness, Illinois DCFS will host events across the state to mark the occasion. All events are open to the public. For more information about the events, and to learn how you can help, call the Illinois DCFS communications office at 312-814-6847.

Upcoming Events:

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Business

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Chicago Blue Bow Kickoff Event
9 a.m.
Fourth Presbyterian Church (Michigan Ave. & Chestnut St.)
126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago
Blue ribbons will be handed out to the public.

Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7, 2017
Chicago Art Exhibit
10 a.m.
James R. Thompson Center Lobby
100 W. Randolph St., Chicago

The exhibit will feature art from children who are currently in care, or have been in care, and by artists who have been affected by child abuse. Blue ribbons will be handed out to the public.

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