YORK, Pa., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents, children, children's advocates, state, county, and local officials, and members of the public have been invited to help paint a mural on Saturday, April 9, to symbolize the fight against child abuse.
The "Painting for Prevention" event, organized by the nonprofit Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) and co-sponsored by the Child Abuse Prevention and Outreach Committee, is scheduled to take place at the Central Market in York, starting at 9 a.m.
April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month.
PFSA works with more than 50 affiliate agencies across Pennsylvania to provide information, educational materials, and programs that teach and support good parenting practices. PFSA also provides training on recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect through schools, early childhood education centers, religious institutions, and social service agencies.
In addition, PFSA serves as the Pennsylvania sponsor of The Front Porch Project®, a community-based training initiative that educates the general public about how to protect children from abuse.
For more information about the "Painting for Prevention" event, contact Caroline Tyrrell, chair of the Child Abuse Prevention and Outreach Committee, at (717) 846-8496 or CGTyrrell@york-county.org.
Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance
Protecting children from abuse
- Training for professionals
- Support for families
- Education for communities
Visit the PFSA Web site at www.pa-fsa.org
SOURCE Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance