Invite to the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation

31 March 2017

Please join Governor Phil Scott and guests for the proclamation of April 2017 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Vermont. This event is co-sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT) and the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF).

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 10:30 to 11:30AM
Where: The Cedar Creek Room at the State House

  • Speakers will include Governor Phil Scott, DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz and President of PCAVT's Board of Directors Steve Dale
  • Following the ceremony, PCAVT staff will be serving Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the cafeteria. All are welcome and invited to attend!
  • To help bring attention to the importance of safe and happy childhoods, PCAVT staff and volunteers will plant a pinwheel garden on the State House lawn earlier that morning.

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, in its 40th year, offers statewide programs to educate and support parents, caregivers, educators and youth about child raising. These include: Circle of Parents®, Nurturing Parenting Programs®, The Healthy Relationships Project, Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention, Nurturing Toddler Care and Safe Sleep Training, Understanding & Responding to the Sexual Behavior of Children, Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development™, ACT I Trainings, Overcoming Barriers to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse, Care for Kids Mentoring Program,  the Vermont Parents’ Home Companion and Resource Directory, now going into its 28th edition, and the Vermont Parents’ Help Line, 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373).

The Vermont Department for Children and Families delivers a wide array of programs and services to Vermonters in areas such as child care, child development, child protection, child support, disability determination, and economic benefits that help meet basic needs.