DHS and Family Centers Host Family Educational Play Days in Recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month

Community-Based Event, for Every Family, Provides

Families the Opportunity to Play, Learn and Laugh Together



Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from City of Philadelphia, Department of Human Services

    PHILADELPHIA, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS), in collaboration with area
 Family Centers, is hosting two Family Educational Play Days, For Every Family,
 on Saturday, April 21st and Saturday, April 28th, in recognition of Child
 Abuse Prevention Month.  The first of the two events will be held on April 21,
 at the Julia de Burgos Family Center, at 8th and Lehigh Avenue.  The second
 event will be held on April 28, at the Family Center at Huey Elementary
 School, at 52nd and Pine streets.  Both events run from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM.
     There will be music, community resource tables, and interactive family-
 focused workshops.  Some of the workshops include conflict resolution
 improvisational theatre, stress management, and social interactive play games.
 There will be massage therapists, manicurists and face painters for the
 community to take advantage of as well.
     "It is very important for families to engage in fun educational activities
 together.  These events will provide the community with a safe, fun space for
 youth and adults to enjoy together.  The day not only offers great
 entertainment and food, but truly memorable workshops and activities that
 focus on violence prevention, stress reduction and communication skills.  This
 is a wonderful way to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month," says DHS
 Commissioner, Alba Martinez.
 
      Schedule of events:
 
      9:30 - 10:45            Breakfast
                              Resource Tables
                              Moon Bounce (for kids)
      10:45 - 11:00           Welcome
      11:00 - 12:00           Morning workshops
      12:00 - 1:00            Lunch
      1:00 - 2:00             Afternoon workshops
 
 
      WHAT:  DHS sponsors FOR EVERY FAMILY Fun Day Event
      WHEN:  Saturday, April 21st and Saturday, April 28th
              9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      WHERE: April 21st - Julia de Burgos Family Center, 8th Street and Lehigh
              Avenue (inside Julia de Burgos Middle School)
             April 28th - Huey Family Center, 52nd and Pine streets (inside
              Huey Elementary School)
 
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SOURCE City of Philadelphia, Department of Human Services
    PHILADELPHIA, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS), in collaboration with area
 Family Centers, is hosting two Family Educational Play Days, For Every Family,
 on Saturday, April 21st and Saturday, April 28th, in recognition of Child
 Abuse Prevention Month.  The first of the two events will be held on April 21,
 at the Julia de Burgos Family Center, at 8th and Lehigh Avenue.  The second
 event will be held on April 28, at the Family Center at Huey Elementary
 School, at 52nd and Pine streets.  Both events run from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM.
     There will be music, community resource tables, and interactive family-
 focused workshops.  Some of the workshops include conflict resolution
 improvisational theatre, stress management, and social interactive play games.
 There will be massage therapists, manicurists and face painters for the
 community to take advantage of as well.
     "It is very important for families to engage in fun educational activities
 together.  These events will provide the community with a safe, fun space for
 youth and adults to enjoy together.  The day not only offers great
 entertainment and food, but truly memorable workshops and activities that
 focus on violence prevention, stress reduction and communication skills.  This
 is a wonderful way to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month," says DHS
 Commissioner, Alba Martinez.
 
      Schedule of events:
 
      9:30 - 10:45            Breakfast
                              Resource Tables
                              Moon Bounce (for kids)
      10:45 - 11:00           Welcome
      11:00 - 12:00           Morning workshops
      12:00 - 1:00            Lunch
      1:00 - 2:00             Afternoon workshops
 
 
      WHAT:  DHS sponsors FOR EVERY FAMILY Fun Day Event
      WHEN:  Saturday, April 21st and Saturday, April 28th
              9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      WHERE: April 21st - Julia de Burgos Family Center, 8th Street and Lehigh
              Avenue (inside Julia de Burgos Middle School)
             April 28th - Huey Family Center, 52nd and Pine streets (inside
              Huey Elementary School)
 
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 SOURCE  City of Philadelphia, Department of Human Services