April is Child Abuse Prevention month throughout the United States.
During this time of year, the community looks at ways they can promote prevention of child abuse and keep children safe from harm.
Child abuse is preventable when children have at least one caring, supportive adult in their life who believes in their potential and provides them unconditional support and care. Caring relationships have the power to build resilience, inspire, comfort, and transform children.
The Prevent Child Abuse Calaveras (PCAC) and Calaveras Court Appointed Special Advocates of Calaveras (CASA) will be recognizing individuals in the community who have provided remarkable support to children by being a reliable source of care, mentorship and advocacy. Coming alongside the nation’s efforts to prevent child abuse, the PCAC and CASA recognize April as Be the One Month.
The annual Light of Hope award nominees will be recognized in a ceremony to be held virtually on April 20th. Their name will be etched on a plaque which is displayed at the Calaveras County Court House on the Judge’s bench.
Please nominate an individual you know who has been an instrumental figure in the life of children. The person can come from any walk of life: parents, ministry, children’s clubs such as 4H, sports or scouts. You may submit more than one nomination.
- Nominations must be received no later than March 31, 2022.
- Please mail or email the completed Nomination form to:
CASA of Calaveras, 400 Government Center, San Andreas, CA 95249