Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sexual Assault Awareness Month "Denim Day" April 27th

Join CAHS on April 27th, for "Denim Day". ‪#‎SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth‬
Why "Denim Day"?
It was originally triggered by a ruling of the Italian supreme court. The judge ruled against the victim because, if the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day the women in the Italian parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. "Denim Day" was developed in response to this case and wearing jeans during the annual event has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.
When you participate in "Denim Day" you :
1: Make it possible for more sexual assault survivors to reach out and find help .
2: Promote prevention through education so sexual violence doesn't occur.
3: Encourage institutional and societal change.
4: Make a powerful statement without ever saying a word .

The CAHS Annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Event 2016

Thank you to everyone that came out to the CAHS Annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Event on Saturday, April 9th.A special thank you to Ana Fitzgerald(volunteer) for managing the fingerprinting table; the Fire Department for giving tours of their fire truck and ambulance; Patty Kipkie(volunteer) for managing the hand painting table, and Tyler Viani/Party Patrol for being an awesome DJ! Thank you to the Mineral County Sheriff's Department, McGruff the Drug Dog, Nevada Highway Patrol, Parents as Teachers, Coalition of Mineral County, the Miss/Jr. Miss Armed Forces Day Pageant ladies, and Care and Share for participating, and for your help! Last but not least, thank you to our volunteers; Brian Dillard, Vicki and Larry Jackson and anyone else that we haven't mentioned for all your help! We had another successful event because of all of you! We hope you all had a great time 

Go Blue Day 2016

 "Go Blue Day" in Mineral County was a big success. We took pictures of some of the awesome supporters. Thank you all for your support!! 


Pinwheels for Prevention 2016

 Thank you Hawthorne Elementary School, Mineral County Junior High, 7th grade class, and MC High School for planting pinwheels with us and showing your support!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Go Blue Day April 8th

CAHS Annual Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Event

Pinwheels for Prevention

Some of you may have been wondering why there are blue pinwheels throughout Hawthorne?? Well there is definitely a good reason for displaying them throughout April.This is the answer to your question.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month,
a time to remember that we can each play a part in promoting
the social and emotional well-being of children and families in
our community. To help promote this reminder, Prevent Child
Abuse America and local chapters nationwide use the Pinwheels
for Prevention® campaign. The pinwheel is an uplifting
reminder of childhood and the bright futures all children
deserve. Help us Strengthen Families and Communities by
celebrating ‪#‎GREATCHILDHOODS‬.

Be the reason a child smiles today!

Autism Awareness

We would like to invite all of you to "Light It Up Blue" in April to shine a light on Autism Awareness! Join the community and place blue lights on your business or your home throughout the month of April.
"One in 68 children has autism, according to the latest government report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the current report (showing data from 2012) shows no change in prevalence from the 2014 report (showing data from 2010 to 2012), the prevalence continues to remain higher than expected, said Dr. Catherine Rice, director of the Emory Autism Center. And it might be too soon to tell if autism prevalence in the United States is starting to stabilize.
What it confirms is that autism is a more common condition than we had been addressing for many years and we need to use these numbers to motivate us to help address the needs in the community." (CNN Report)