For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Bays
775.321.4307 (o); 775.771.6049 (c)
Washoe County Child Advocacy Center Pinwheel Planting Ceremony in Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Great Childhood Every Child Deserves
Please join the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in honoring National Child Abuse Prevention Month with a pinwheel planting ceremony on Monday, April 16, 2018 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the CAC and will begin with a pinwheel planting event followed by an Open House to showcase very special kids’ artwork collected during our Summer Art Drive.
Event: Washoe County CAC - Pinwheels for Prevention Ceremony and Open House
Monday, April 16, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: 2097 Longley Lane
Reno, Nevada 89502
We will begin planting pinwheels at 11:30 a.m., followed by the CAC Open House that concludes at 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the work of the CAC and the resources it provides to children.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month:
April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month in 1983 and since that date, communities have sought innovative ways to acknowledge the importance of strong families and healthy, happy and loved children. The Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign is celebrated annually throughout Washoe County as an uplifting reminder of the great childhood every one of our community’s children deserve.
Washoe County Child Advocacy Center: The mission of the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center is to ensure the health and safety of the child in a child-friendly environment for the purpose of minimizing trauma, providing advocacy, and supporting effective investigations and prosecutions. The CAC, through a coordinated Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach, provides direct services to child abuse victims and their non-offending caregivers. Since opening in 2014, over 1500 forensic interviews of child victims have taken place at the CAC and successful prosecutions of these difficult cases have increased dramatically.
WASHOE COUNTY CAC SERVICES
- Forensic Interviews*
- Medical Evaluations
- Advocacy and Support
- Court Support
- Case Coordination
- Mental Health Services
The CAC also provides community education and professional development training in the areas of child abuse.
CAC Partnering Agencies
Washoe County District Attorney’s Office
Reno Police Department
Sparks Police Department
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
Washoe County Human Services Agency
Washoe County School District Police
University of Nevada-Reno Police
Child Advocacy Medical Unit
Child Advocacy Therapy Unit
Washoe County Juvenile Services
For more information on the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center please visit:
*The Washoe County CAC provides forensic interviewing, therapy, and medical evaluations of children, not needing emergency medical care, under the age of 18, who are alleged to have been victims of sexual abuse, serious physical abuse, violent crimes including being a witness to domestic violence, homicide, robbery, kidnapping or attempted kidnapping.
For more information on the CAC and its website please email: CACInfo@washoecounty.us