National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country.
The pinwheel serves as the national symbol for child abuse prevention. The pinwheel, an uplifting symbol of childhood, represents efforts to ensure the healthy development of children, while recognizing that child development is a building block for community and economic development.
Pictured are staff from Three Rivers Healthy Families (TRHF), a program of the MPNN-CSB that provides in-home services for prenatal families and families with children under the age of seven years. TRHF has continued to be a champion of child abuse prevention here in Gloucester, helping to inform the community and raise awareness!
For more information on National Child Abuse Prevention, visit this site.
The 4th Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant will be held at the Gloucester Moose Lodge on the 22nd of April from 7-11 PM. Proceeds will benefit The Giving Garden Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit providing financial and educational assistance to cancer patients residing in Gloucester and Mathews Virginia, as well as other local Community projects! Tickets are $15 per person in advance, and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at The Courthouse Restaurant, Eggheads Diner, Big Bob’s Flooring, Juan’s, and Allstate Insurance (Marsha Weatherwax). There will be light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffles, DJ, & dancing!
For more information, contact email@example.com or check out their Facebook event!
The Virginia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (VEAFCS) Yankee Candle fundraiser hasbeen extened to July 30th! If you’d like to support their association, please visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter the Group Number 990082182 in the “Start Shopping” box. 40% of all purchases go to VEAFCS!
Funds raised go to professional development for agents educating the community in the areas of financial education, health, nutrition, food safety, human development, physical activity, and well water safety, among other areas!
MPNNCSB Prevention Services Division will be a holding a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on April 26 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Whitcomb Lodge. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or is in crisis.
This training is open to the public! Lunch and materials will be provided. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve bases. There is no-cost for this training! Cancellations will be accepted until Thursday, April 20, 2017. Register by clicking this link!
April is National Volunteer Month and if you need a little inspiration, check out this video! It’s only two minutes, but we guarantee that you will relate. Stay tuned to our page for more ways to connect, right here in YOUR backyard!
National Library Week Open House and Concert! Sunday, April 9, 1:30-3:30pm, Main Library. Showcasing the many offerings the Library has – with the Main Library, Point Library, newly renovated Bookmobile and their 24/7 On-Line Branch. Meet staff, learn about programs and on-going classes and clubs! Also, at 2:00 the Gloucester Community Orchestra will present a short concert!
Be active, engaged and make your voice heard, as the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors At Large members will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 3 p.m. in the Thomas Calhoun Walker Education Center auditorium, located at 6099 T. C. Walker Road.
Board of Supervisors members Ashley Chriscoe and John Meyer, Jr. will hold the town hall to provide citizens with an opportunity to share their comments or concerns and to ask questions about the County’s proposed budget and the transportation facility contemplated as part of the proposed capital plan.
Three or more members of the Board of Supervisors and/or School Board may also be in attendance.
Board members encourage citizens to attend this informal setting where all concerns will be heard in an open forum environment. For more information, please contact the County Administration office at 804-693-4042.