Child Abuse Prevention Month
Calendar of Events

Please Join Us for the Kick-Off of Child Abuse Prevention Month

CASA of Central VA joins with our local departments of social services, community partners and public officials to proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheel gardens will be planted in each locality as a tribute and representation of children who were abused and neglected last year. Public officials will be proclmaing April as Child Abuse Prevention month with the reading of Proclomations. View details for each locality to the right, and a link below for additional community events during the month. Please join us and our community partners to facilitate education around child abuse and neglect in our communities and promote awareness and prevention for the future. We all can make a difference as we stand

Together for Children.


program sponsored by CASA

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION Resource Meeting For Faith Communities

Church leadership will walk away with:

  • Tips to strengthen child protection policies
  • Local resources for abuse & domestic violence
  • Contact info for guest speakers for Blue Sunday
  • Supportive policies for foster, adoptive, & kinship care

Presented by:

Date: FRIDAY, 3/31/17 11AM-1 PM

(2220 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg)

RSVP: or 434-455-7260

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Liberty Law Students

Educating families on the dangers of sexual abuse. Educate parents on some of the warning signs and what they can do to protect their kids from this abuse.

Presented by: Liberty Law students

Date: March 30th at 6:30

Location: Lighthouse Community Center


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SARP OPEN HOUSE: Engaging New Voices. Use Your Voice to Change the Culture

Please join us as we raise awareness of sexual assault, share information about our services, and recognize the contributions of our volunteers and community partners.

YWCA of Central Virginia's Sexual Assault Response Program 6th Annual Open House

This event is open to the community and will be held from 4PM-6PM

Presented by: YWCA of Central Virginia

Date: APRIL 4, 2017, 4PM-6PM

1900 Tate Springs Rd
Suite 8
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Office: 434-947-7422
24-hr hotline: 888-947-7273
Light refreshments will be provided

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Empowered to Connect Conference

You are invited to the 2017 Empowered to Connect live simulcast. Empowered to Connect is designed to equip you to bring hope and healing to foster and adopted children. Family Life Services Adoption Agency and Thomas Road Baptist Church's JourneyHome Adoption Group are hosting the live simulcast of the Empowered To Connect Conference at TRBC in Bruner Hall (1 Mountain View Road, Lynchburg, VA) which will be FREE for all attendees. The conference is Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. More detailed information about the conference speakers & schedule, can be found here.
*Registration is requested so we can have workbooks available for participants*

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Date: April 7th & 8th 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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Developed by the late Dr. Karyn Purvis & Dr. David Cross (Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development), this conference is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, extended family members, childcare providers, those considering adoption or foster care and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, therapists and all others involved in adoption and foster care ministries or services.

If you are a social worker or licensed professional and wish to receive continuing education credit, please register here. There is a fee for continuing education credits.

Family Life Services and JourneyHome will provide snacks throughout the event and there is a planned lunch break for you to have lunch on your own. You are welcome to bring your own snacks/drinks if you wish or if you have special dietary needs. Childcare is NOT provided for this event, but we encourage you to arrange childcare for any small children as the seminar is full of important information that you will not want to miss. Certificates of training will be provided at the end of each day.

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Darkness to Light's - Stewards of Children
(Interactive workshop which includes videos, discussions and take-home workbook on strategies to respond to and prevent child sexual

Presented by: Nadine Dunton of HumanKind, (Formerly Presbyterian Homes and Family Services)

Date: April 5, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: HumanKind
Webster (chapel)
150 Linden Avenue, Lynchburg

RSVP by: 3/31/17 To

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Lynchburg Community Care Collaboration

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Date: April 8, 2017, 8am - 8pm

Location: Salvation Army (Across from Miller Park)

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FREE Child ID Kits

Our regular 2nd Saturday Picnic and to get your FREE Child ID kit. The Lynchburg Exchange Club will be providing Child ID kits to any family interested.

"One of the most important tools for law enforcement in an emergency or when searching for a missing child is an up-to-date, good quality photo along with descriptive information"

*The Child ID information IS NOT stored in a database. The child’s photo, fingerprints, and descriptive data is loaded onto a disc that the child/guardian takes with them and the family keeps in case of an emergency.

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Date: April 8, 2017, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Hunton Randolph Community Center

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Ceremony in Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month

This ceremony will including the placing of 667 pinwheels in recognition of the 667 children in the city of Lynchburg who suffered abuse last year.

Presented by: Safe Families for Children-Virginia

Date: Monday, April 10th, 11:00

Location: Wyndhurst on the lawn of the Summit

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Child Abuse Awareness Week

Presented by: Liberty Law School

April 10 - 4:30pm - Off The Record Documentary
Liberty University Hancock Welcome Center Theatre

April 12 - 4:00pm - Speaker Event
Liberty University School of Law Supreme Court Room

April 13 - 5:30pm - Rape Kit Assembly
Randolph College

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Help build after-care kits for local child and adult victims of sexual and domestic violence

Hear from first-responders including forensic nurses, law enforcement, and advocates.

Presented by: A community event hosted by the YWCA Sexual Assault Response Program in Partnership with Fear2Freedom

Date: APRIL 13, 2017, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Location: This free event will be held at Randolph College Smith Banquet Hall

RSVP: For more information, contact SARP at 434-947-7422

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10th Annual Campbell County Sherriff's Office Deputy Jason Saunders Memorial Car Show & Spring Festival

Date: APRIL 29, 2017, 11am - 4pm

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Presented by: Blue Sunday

Date: APRIL 30, 2017


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