Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MCH Offices Participate in Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Event

The MCH Tyler, Crockett, and Sulphur Springs offices recently participated in kid-friendly events draw attention to Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness. Committees start making preparations for these events in January each year and MCH staffers worked hard with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and other community resources to make these events fun and successful.

MCH participated in "Kid Fests" and "Kid Safe Saturday" fairs that took place in Tyler, Longview, Texarkana, and Paris in April and early May. MCH was able to interact with families and make them aware of programs such as the Partnership in Parenting (PIP) and Grandparents as Parents Program (GAPP). These events also provided an opportunity to recruit potential foster parents and network with valuable contacts within the community.

Below: Tyler staff Traci Wagner and Jerushah DuToit pose with the Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse. Many characters such as the Chic-Fil-A cow were on hand to entertain the masses of children and adults, alike.

Below: Jerushah DuToit assists children with the bean bag toss. Children received a prize and candy for playing the game at the MCH booth.

Thanks to Traci Wagner for this wonderful story!

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