|Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:00 AM|
TUCSON — Feb. 26, 2015
Every year, Aviva and other community resource agencies host the March for Children to promote child abuse prevention month and to recognize those on the front lines fighting to prevent abuse.
This year’s march, the 11 th Annual, is Saturday, April 17th and nominations are being sought for the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Awards. The awards honor those who have made a difference in the continued fight against child abuse.
Please help by getting the word out! The deadline to submit awards is 5 p.m. March 27.
Nominees are sought for the following categories:
¨ Resilient Family of the Year: Awarded to a family who has overcome a crisis, successfully navigated the Dependency system, and has put into practice the tools and skills they've acquired by demonstrating strong protective factors. In other words, they've turned a crisis into an opportunity, challenges into strengths, and obstacles into successes.
¨ Keith Smith Foster Parent of the Year: Awarded to an outstanding foster parent(s) who has made an impact in the lives of children and youth in foster care.
¨ Agency/Program/Business: Awarded to any group, program, agency, or business who has made a significant impact in promoting the prevention of child abuse.
¨ Individual: Awarded to any individual who has been involved in making a difference in the prevention of child abuse.
This year’s event is being held at Reid Park in conjunction with Casa de los Niños’ Family Fiesta and will feature plenty of family activities, entertainment and refreshments.
Visit www.marchforchildren.webs.com to fill out the nomination form and to find out more about the event, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the band shell.