On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, The Parenting Network celebrated April as ‘National Child Abuse Prevention Month,’ with a special proclamation celebration at Bader Philanthropies, Inc. headquarters, 3300 N. MLK Drive. Strengthening parenting and preventing child abuse has been the mission of The Parenting Network since their founding in 1976. Since then they have worked hard to shift the culture from abuse treatment to abuse prevention and protection.
In recognition of their work Mayor Tom Barrett presented a proclamation to The Parenting Network Executive Director Joyce Felker (seated, front row, right). “April is the time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children and strengthening families,” said Felker. “Everyone’s participation is critical.”