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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Women's History Month

The theme for 2015 is "Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives." For more information, visit the website


Saturday, March 21, 2015

World Down Syndrome Day

This year marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day and each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.

Down Syndrome International encourages our friends all over the world to choose your own activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. 

This year's them is: "My Opportunities, My Choices’ – Enjoying Full and Equal Rights and the Role of Families"

Click here for more information.


Wednesday, April 01, 2015

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we can each play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities throughout our country.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.  For more information, visit their website.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Annual NYS Child Abuse Prevention Conference

The New York State Child Abuse Prevention Conference inspires and equips participants with skills and strategies to strengthen families, prevent child abuse, and ensure children’s healthy development. Prevent Child Abuse New York is seeking workshop proposals that focus on developing the knowledge, expertise and skill-set needed by practitioners in today’s complex environment. The conference is co-sponsored by the New York State Children and Family Trust Fund and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
Attendees include service providers representing a variety of roles, skills and education levels, as well as program supervisors and administrators from child abuse prevention and child welfare programs, advocates, parents and other caregivers. They bring diverse ideas, a passion for helping families navigate the road to resilience, and a wealth of success stories. They work in varied settings that include parenting education, family support, child abuse prevention and child protective services, intervention and treatment, early childhood education, domestic violence, health care, mental health, legal services, schools and in the home as parents.

Workshop tracks include:
- Parenting Education and Support
- Child Abuse Prevention Skills and Strategies
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment and Prevention
- Reducing Barriers to Children’s Well-Being
- Family Engagement and Involvement
- Personal and Organizational Resilience


For more information, visit the conference website


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Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Independence Day

Monday, September 07, 2015

Labor Day

Monday, October 12, 2015

Columbus Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans' Day

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Day



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