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Alaska CARES, Loussac Library offer day for kids during Child Abuse Prevention Month
Community leaders read to children, talk about safety with families
– Alaska CARES, part of The Children’s Hospital at Providence, along with the Loussac Library are teaming up for Child Abuse Prevention Month on April 14. The event, called “Bears, Blankets, Books & Blue Ribbons,” will include fun activities and safety information. The event’s title is inspired by the blue ribbons that represent awareness of child abuse prevention.
A special reading time will take place in the story theater on the second floor of the Loussac Library. Special guests Walt Monegan, executive director with the Alaska Native Justice Center; Lt. Dave Parker, of the Anchorage Police Department; and Col. Keith Mallard, of the Alaska State Troopers will read books to children and participate in a coloring activity that explains how to stay safe. Informational materials such as positive parenting pamphlets will be available for families.
For a more comfortable atmosphere, children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal or blanket to the event. The special guests will be participating by wearing bunny slippers with their respective uniforms. This free event is open to all ages.
Alaska CARES and the Loussac Library
Bears, Blankets, Books & Blue Ribbons event
10:30-11:30 a.m., April 14
Z.J. Loussac Public Library, 3600 Denali St., Anchorage, AK
Alaska CARES is a Children's Advocacy Center and a member of the National Children's Alliance. CACs are comprehensive, child-centered programs based in a facility that allows law enforcement, child protection professionals, prosecutors, mental health professionals, victim advocates, and the medical community to work together to evaluate child abuse cases. The overarching goal of all CACs is to make sure that the children are not further victimized by systems designed to protect them. For more information please visit: http://alaska.providence.org/locations/cares.
About The Children’s Hospital at Providence
Located within Providence Alaska Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital at Providence functions as a hospital within a hospital. The Children’s Hospital is known for its outstanding Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Maternity Center. The 100-bed inpatient facility offers family-centered care in every area of pediatric medicine and on-site clinics, including neurological development, urology, endocrinology, orthopedics, genetics, cystic fibrosis, a subspecialty clinic and a center for special needs.
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