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Friday

April 20, 2018

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Anyone interested in preventing child abuse and working together as a community - join us to work on collaborative artwork for Child Abuse Prevention Month. No artistic ability needed!

 

The event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Work with your neighbors, friends and community organizations to "paint for prevention."

 

 

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Sometimes, as time passes after an awareness event we tend to forget the message of the day. With child abuse prevention, remembering that family support and intervention can mean the difference between life and death for a child makes awareness that much more important. PFSA’s mural projects serve to raise awareness of child abuse prevention and help community members understand the importance of getting involved.

 

Since we began the program in 2008, 28 murals have been created in 19 counties, from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia to Uniontown to Harrisburg to Clarion. The murals have been painted by families receiving child protective services, incarcerated parents, parents in recovery from addiction, as well as folks shopping on a Saturday at the local mall or farmer’s market. We’ve partnered with early childhood programs, universities, county agencies and our local affiliates.  Each mural has its own character and message. They serve as “ambassadors” delivering the message that child abuse can be prevented, throughout the year.

 

Most of the “Painting for Prevention” events are open to the public, free of charge. Participants can also receive parenting resources and information on local organizations that can help families.  Blue ribbon pins, the nationally recognized symbol for child abuse prevention, are available at each of the events. We estimate that the murals have involved more than 3,600 people in creating the murals.

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