April Awareness

Posted: April 5, 2019

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month & Child Abuse Prevention Month.

New Horizons has a whole slate of events planned to help drive awareness to these issues in our communities. Take a look and find one or two that you can participate in to be a part of the change for good in your community!

Proclamation and Blue Ribbon Appreciation and Award Breakfast
Friday, April 5th, 9am (Mingle) 9:30am Breakfast at the Myrick Park Center Marshview Room, 789 Myrick Park Drive, La Crosse If you are a professional who works with or cares about children and families, please join the Coulee Region Child Abuse Prevention Task Force in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Please RSVP NAMES to Jen Scaccio at youth@nhagainstabuse.org by March 29th 2019 if you wish to attend.

Wear Blue for Child Abuse Prevention
Friday, April 5th, 10am-11:30am at the Trempealeau County Courthouse
Carpool with your co-workers and wear blue while attending the Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation.

Pinwheels for Prevention
Friday, April 5th, 4pm Riverside Park in La Crosse
Plant a pinwheel for a child as a caring adult in our community; you have the power every day to make a difference in the life of a child.

Vinyasa for CASA
Sunday, April 14th, 8:30am-10am at Rootdown Yoga Studio, 1217 Caledonia Street, La Crosse
Join this event for a yoga, refreshments, and a chance to learn more about the Court Appointed Special Advocate for Kids program!

“I am for the Child Day”
Wednesday, April 17th, ALL DAY
The Wisconsin CASA Program’s “I am for the Child Day” Everyone is encouraged to wear blue in their support of the CASA program and also to raise awareness for child abuse.

Denim Day
Wednesday, April 24th, ALL DAY
We ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible way to support survivors and oppose the misconceptions that surround sexual assault and victim blaming. Donations of $1 will be accepted by the SAAM/CAPM committee (Jen, Kim, Corinne, Jackie and Ellen)

6th Annual Family Fun Walk
Sunday, May 5th, 11am – 1pm at Myrick Park Gun Shelter, La Crosse
Join the Coulee Region Child Abuse Prevention Task Force for a free family fun walk! There will also be face painting, sidewalk chalk, and safety finger printing for the children through BACA.