Kiwanis Club Kick Off for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Ava Arthurs at Pinwheel Garden for Child Abuse Prevention Month

PARSIPPANY — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Parsippany-Troy Hills a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by making meaningful connections with children, youth and families in our communities. Research shows that protective factors are present in healthy families. Promoting these factors is among the most effective ways to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. They are:

  • Nurturing and attachment
  • Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development
  • Parental resilience
  • Social connections
  • Concrete supports for parents
  • Social and emotional competence of children

“April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children and strengthening families,” said Karen DeChristopher, Co-Director and Committee Chair of Kiwanis Club’s Young Children Priority One (YCPO) service projects. “Everyone’s participation is critical.  Focusing on ways to connect with families is the best thing our community can do to strengthen families and prevent all forms of child abuse”, she continued.

IHOP will be collecting donations for Kiwanis Club and promote the campaign for the month of April as they have for the past three years.

The pinwheels represent our commitment to Great Childhoods – happy and safe – for all children of our community
Co-Director of Young Children Priority One service projects, Nicolas Limanov, Mayor James Barberio, Kiwanis President-Elect Frank Cahill, Co-Director & Committee Chair of YCPO Karen DeChristopher, YCPO Committee member Barbara Lysenko, Robert Peluso, Jr., Council Vice President Robert Peluso and Kiwanis Community Director and YCPO Committee member Carol Tiesi in front of the display at Parsippany-Troy Hills Municipal Building
Nicolas Limanov, Casey Parihk, Karen DeChristopher and Carol Tiesi at the pinwheel display at Parsippany-Troy Hills Municipal Building
Karen DeChristopher at Parsippany Municipal Building placing a pinwheel in the Kiwanis garden display
Frank Cahill in front of Parsippany Municipal Building placing a pinwheel in the Kiwanis garden display
Karen DeChristopher and Mo Abdelhadi in front of the display at IHOP
Council Vice President Robert Peluso, IHOP Manager Jonathan Lemos, Frank Cahill, Karen DeChristopher, Nicolas Limanov and Carol Tiesi at IHOP, 792 Route 46. IHOP collects donations for Kiwanis and promotes the campaign for the month of April as they have for the past three years
The staff at IHOP promoting “National Child Abuse Prevention Month.” IHOP Manager Jonathan Lemos, Suhayl Magsudi, Daniel Arguelles, Nicolas Lopez, Christina DeLaEspnella, Tiffany Abiukuu and Stephanie Reyes holding a pinwheel.
Members of First Baptist Community Church, 800 Vail Road, show their support
Joyce Garrow and Carol Tiesi at Governor Livingston Park on Parsippany Road

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