Child Abuse Prevention Education Event
The Social Services Department in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community closed out April’s Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month with an event at the Round House Café.
On April 25, informational booths were available on a variety of topics related to preventing child abuse and neglect.
The event promoted Community services that are available to members. Vendors included the Salt River police and fire departments, Education Department advocates, the Fatherhood Program, Foster Care, L.E.A.R.N., Helping Hands, and the Family Advocacy and Family Reunification programs.
|Council member Archie Kashoya discusses child abuse and the impact it has on the Community at the Roundhouse Cafe.|
A class titled “Effects of Witnessing Abuse and Violence” was held on April 13, and on April 20 a class on “Positive Parenting” was presented. Both classes were full and included box lunches.
|Tribal Departments interacted with youth by having them play games to win prizes during the educational event held in April.|
Attendees also participated in a passport program to win a prize and received free T-shirts and drawstring backpacks.
The event concluded with the traditional tug-of-war between Community firefighters and police officers; the firefighters won.