LV Urban League's Early Childhood Connection Team Plans Activities for Child Abuse Awareness Month

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LAS VEGAS - April 8, 2022 - PRLog -- The Las Vegas Urban League's Early Childhood Connection (ECC) Resource and Referral Team has organized several activities and distribution of educational materials to parents in recognition of April's National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Working in collaboration with the Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy, the Nevada chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, ECC kicked off April by drawing attention to child abuse with its "Go Blue Day," a wear-blue contest and pinwheel planting and ice cream social event. The ECC staff was encouraged to decorate their office spaces in Go Blue colors to emphasize happy childhood environments and to promote the prevention of child abuse.

Cookies for Kids and an information booth is scheduled for April 15 in the ECC office lobby to provide pinwheels, coloring sheets and books for children. Prevent Child Abuse brochures will be available for adults, along with free cookies.

Child Abuse Awareness Month is observed in April in recognition of efforts made in communities to prevent child abuse. Nationally, 1 out of 7 children have experienced physical and sexual abuse. During April, and throughout the year, citizens are encouraged to raise awareness of the issue of child abuse and the well-being of children and families around the United States.

The Las Vegas Urban League (LVUL) Early Childhood Connection (ECC) Child Care Subsidy Program assists eligible families with the cost of childcare using a provider of the parent's choice. The parent may use a Family, Friend or Neighbor (FFN) provider as their caregiver, if they register with the Subsidy Program and meet program requirements.

There is currently no waiting list for services. As of Feb.17, 2022, the State has extended the eligibility up to 85 percent SMI (State Medium Income) to increase the number of families eligible for childcare assistance.

Both providers and families can participate in free Nevada Registry- approved classes on child development, health and safety and other topics related to providing quality care for children. Families can also get assistance locating licensed childcare in their community through LVUL ECC.

The Las Vegas Urban League is a 501c (3) program funded by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.

For more information, families are encouraged to email childcareinfo@lvul.org or visit our website at https://childcarelv.org. The ECC office is located at 2470 N. Decatur Suite 150 Las Vegas, NV 89108. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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