Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

The entire month of May is dedicated to National Mental Health Awareness, but May 3-9 is the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health’s yearly event, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the mental health needs of today’s youth.  It’s a time to advocate for effective services and support systems for children affected…

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

In 1983, President Reagan proclaimed April to be the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a tradition that continues to this day. Since then, National Child Abuse Prevention Month has been the catalyst that encourages communities to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies as well as activities to promote the social and emotional…

The Scourge of Human Trafficking Hits Close to Home

President Obama has proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This month serves to increase public awareness of this unrecognized and misunderstood problem occurring in our own backyards. Many businesses, organizations and communities are doing their part by increasing awareness and implementing training on how to identify and combat human trafficking. Through…