2013 Blue Ribbon Campaign Kick-Off Meet & Greet Breakfast
April 9th, 2013-The Child Advocacy Center of Putnam County (CAC) kicked off their Blue Ribbon Campaign for April’s Child Abuse Prevention month at the TOPS building lobby on the Donald B. Smith campus. During the month and throughout the year, The CAC of Putnam County is dedicated to supporting families and reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect. TheBlue Ribbon Campaign seeks to increase awareness and create positive change in our community. On display was a painting created by Yeny McIntyre-Nalbone, CAC Victim Advocate, showing 233 hands inside a blue ribbon representing the 233 children seen at the Center this past year.
The breakfast was a way to seek support, provide an opportunity for county employees to learn more about our services and encourage EVERYONE to take an active role in preventing child abuse.
In addition, Marla Behler CAC Program Coordinator and Alison Lusardi, CPS Supervisor conducted a free workshop for New York State Mandated Reporters on the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse.