Child Abuse Prevention Month Events 2009
Child Abuse Prevention Advocates and Amarillo College Criminal Justice th9 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference, ―Stop Walking on Eggshells: Balancing Compassion and
Accountability with Angry, Depressed and Wounded Kids,‖ March 26, Amarillo College West Campus Lecture Hall.
For information contact Amarillo College, Criminal Justice Programs, 806-354-6081 or firstname.lastname@example.org
High Plains Counseling Association
Spring Lecture Series for Counselors, Sexual Misconduct Training; Meeting the Needs of Diverse Populations;
Solution Focused Brief Therapy & Counseling the Traumatized Child, Friday, March 27, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Region 16 ESC, 5800 Bell St., Amarillo, CEUs/LPC Credits. Cost: $20/HPCA members, $40/non-members,
$10/WT & AC students. Register on site or contact Esther Flores at email@example.com or Sharyn Delgado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bikers Against Child Abuse ndth2 Annual Memorial Ride for our Fallen Angels, Sunday, March 29. Ride will begin at Moose’s on 6 Street in
Amarillo. Registration will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be a memorial ceremony in remembrance
of lost children. For information call 806-676-3670.
Parish Nursing & Health Advocate Basic Preparation Course Course will be held at Second Baptist Church, Amarillo, April 1-4. Speaker will be Sharon T. Hinton,
RN, MSN, FCN, EMT-LP. All faiths invited. For course fees and registration information contact Sharon T.
Hinton, email@example.com or 806-983-8096.
Amarillo ISD Counselors thAmarillo ISD student child abuse prevention art will be on display at Nettez House of Dessertz, 3008 W. 6, April 1
through 30. For information contact Tyler McAvoy at 806-326-5707 or 806-326-4057.
Family Support Services
Pink-Out Day, Thursday, April 2. This is the Students Taking Action for Respect theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Again this year, STAR will challenge community members to think about the harmful effects of
gender stereotypes and old sayings like, ―Real men don’t wear pink‖. Those sayings degrade women as being weak ndand delude what being a real man means. They ask everyone to wear pink on April 2 and stand up against one of the root causes of violence—stereotyping.
Region 16 Education Service Center
Wills, Trusts, & Guardianships, Thursday, April 2, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Training for parents and school faculty.
Contact Jamie Canales, 806-677-5191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panhandle Area Health Education Center
Nursing and the Law Conference, Friday, April 3, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Amarillo College Business & Industry
Center. Information on the legal issues surrounding nursing jurisprudence, HIPAA, Board of Nursing referrals and
documentation. Audience: Nurses, educators, social workers, healthcare professionals, medical office staff and
nursing students. For information call Karen Russell at 806-651-3482 or email at email@example.com.
Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc.
Girl Scout Day, April 4, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Amarillo Civic Center, South Exhibit Hall. Booths, activities,
entertainment & more! Free event for troops of all ages. For information call Vivian Cockrell, 806-356-0096.
Junior League of Amarillo
―Touch-A-Truck‖ Kids’ Event, Saturday, April 4, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., John Stiff Memorial Park. A Free family hands-on event for our community. Children can explore trucks, emergency vehicles and other equipment as well as
participate in craft booths. Call 374-0802 for information.
GO BLUE DAY – Join the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards and county child protective/child welfare
boards across the state in wearing BLUE to show support for child abuse prevention.
What’s a Kid to Do Fair, Saturday, April 11, Amarillo Civic Center, South Exhibit Hall, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Children and parents can find out what kids can do throughout the summer months. Free admission. Contact Susie
Self at firstname.lastname@example.org or 345-3363.
Region 16 Education Service Center thSocial Security and Medicaid Waiver Programs, Wednesday, April 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Trainings for parents and school faculty. Contact Jamie Canales, 806-677-5191 or email@example.com.
Amarillo Area CASA
Speak Up For Kids CASA 5K, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, April 18, 8:00 a.m. Event begins
with race registration and activities at Amarillo National Bank, 511 S. Taylor. Pre-register for the Adult 5K and/or
Family 1K walk for all ages at www.casa5K.org or contact AACASA. Join us for a fun-filled morning of family activities starting with a proclamation presented by Mayor Debra McCartt. Activities and entertainment are free to
the public. For more information call AACASA 806-373-2272.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle Bowl For Kids’ Sake - Annual fundraiser, Saturday, April 18 at Western Bowl. Get together with friends, family,
and co-workers and have a fun time bowling in support of BBBS. Call 806-351-2210 for more information.
Week of the Young Child - April
Discover Discovery Learning – Early Childhood Conference, April 18, Amarillo College West Campus. If you have
questions please call 371-5188.
Greater Amarillo Foster Parent Association
thTraining for foster and adoptive families April 24th and 25, WTAMU Activity Center. Registration forms will be available on the website, www.gafpa.org, or call 806-488-2375 or 806-418-4344 for more information.
Family Support Services thBed Race in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. 10 & Polk, April 25. Participants: Businesses, families, churches, etc. 18 years of age and older are welcome. Race Starts at 2:00 p.m. Race Fee: Free.
Entry deadline is April 10. Information contact, forms and general info: Brandi Reed at 806-342-2530, 806-681-
5401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March of Dimes
March for Babies, fundraiser for the March of Dimes, April 25 in Thompson Park. Registration 9:30 a.m., Start time
10:00 a.m. For information call 806-374-5783 or www.marchforbabies.org.
KEYU Univision/KAMT Telefutura – Amarillo
Dia del Nino (Day of the Child), April 25, Amarillo Zoo, Thompson Park, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You will have the
opportunity to bring children and to celebrate one of our most prized possessions, our children! Join in a day of
activities, games, education and fun. For information call Fernando Ballin, 806-359-8900.
Amarillo Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Families In Crisis, Free Program, Tuesday Evenings 6:00 to 7:00. You may begin with any session. Help for
families dealing with alcohol or drug abuse. Weekly sessions on 1) Abuse to Addiction, 2) Family Roles, 3) Family
Rules, 4) Co-Dependency, 5) Recovery. No pre-registration required. For information call 806-374-6688.
Worth the Wait
Amarillo On Board? Amarillo On Board is an exciting, one-of-a-kind fundraising program based on an ―opoly‖style real estate trading game. Customized for Amarillo and showcases the business and attractions that make it so special.
Proceeds to benefit Worth the Wait. Goal is to sell 2,000 games. Launch date TBA. www.AmarilloOnBoard.org.