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NWO Regional Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month Kick Off

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The NWO Prevention Council encourages all to join the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund’s #EverydayOhioHereos campaign to recognize everyday heroes

About this Event

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Northwest Ohio Regional Prevention Council encourages all to join the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund’s #EverydayOhioHereos campaign to recognize everyday heroes who make our community a safe place for families and children.

To launch this campaign, the Northwest Ohio region will be kicking off their April Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month with a lunchtime webinar on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

This event will feature a welcome by Jeff Dempsey, President of Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center & Children’s Hospital and the presentation of the Northwest Ohio Hero Award winner.

A keynote address entitled From ACES to PCES: How we repair the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences and prepare our children for success with Positive Childhood Experiences will be provided by Kristen Junga. Kristen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program Manager for Children’s Resource Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. She holds a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Spring Arbor University. Kristen has worked with young children and families for over 30 years. Kristen understands the impact of trauma and chronic stress to young children and their families and has made it a priority to make sure supports are in place to help children, educators, and families build resilience and succeed.

Upon registration, you will be provided with a link to attend the event.

For questions, please contact the Northwest Ohio Regional Children’s Trust Fund at tamara_mckittrick@mercy.com or call 419-251-2816.