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    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


    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 or Sharyn Delgado at


    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, or 806-983-8096.

APRIL 1-30

    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 violencestereotyping.

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


    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


    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.


    Celebrate EDUCATION

    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 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


    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 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.

APRIL 24-25

    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,, 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

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

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.

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