Child Abuse Prevention Month: Celebrating Together

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It is officially National Child Abuse Prevention Month and we here at the Traverse Bay CAC are thrilled to be partnering and hosting several events in honor of this important time of year.  From providing education on the topic of prevention to hosting an evening of music and celebration, we have a whole calendar of events for you to take part in:

Community Prevention Seminar
Wednesday, April 15th
6pm-7:30pm
Women’s Resource Center
720 S. Elmwood Ave.
Traverse City, MI

Join us for a conversation on creating a community where children are safe from sexual abuse, hosted by the Women’s Resource Center. Click HERE to register.

CAP Month Story Time
Thursday, April 16th
4pm-5pm
Darcy Library of Beulah
7238 Commercial Ave.
Beulah, MI

Join us at the Beulah Library for a special edition of story time, focusing on sharing stories with children that teach them about their bodies and personal boundaries.

My Body Belongs to Me!
Monday, April 20th
11am-Noon
Traverse Area District Library (Woodmere)
McGuire Room
610 Woodmere, Ave.
Traverse City, MI

This special storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners will be presented by storyteller Jenifer Strauss and singer/songwriter Miriam Pico. Jenifer and Miriam will be sharing an important message for children to understand: “My body belongs to me!” Groups of 10 or more please register by calling TADL Youth Services at (231) 932-8503.

Shine On! Gala
Thursday, April 23rd
Doors Open at 7pm
InsideOut Gallery
229 Garland St.
Traverse City, MI

Join us as we celebrate our community’s commitment to protecting children and help us “Shine On!” as we continue this journey! The evening will include a collage performance hosted by Miriam Pico and feature local artists, Seth Bernard and May Erlewine. There will also be a silent auction for a children’s bike, generously donated by the Grand Traverse Pie Co. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the TBCAC!

***NOTE ABOUT SUBJECT MATTER: This evening will include a spoken word performance that discusses experience with child sexual abuse as the subject matter. Please consider this if you plan to bring children or others who may be sensitive to this topic.

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Spring Splatter 5K
Saturday, April 25th
9am Start Time
Central High School
1150 Milliken Drive
Traverse City, MI

The Spring Splatter 5k is a race organized by the Traverse City Central Student Senate that benefits the Traverse Bay CAC. This is truly a unique race, with runners being covered in a powdered paint at each kilometer, ending with a craze of colors at the finish line. This is a fun run and racers will not be timed. For more information and to register for the race, click HERE!

For questions or more information about any of these events, please feel free to contact Hannah Rodriguez at hrodriguez@traversebaycac.org or at (231) 929-4250.  We hope that you will take part in this important month and in the many events our community has organized in order to celebrate it.

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