CASA Plants Pinwheels in Pike County

Pike County CASA couldn’t hold a community event to kick off April’s Child Abuse Prevention month due to COVID-19 so CASA staff planted pinwheels at the Pike County Courthouse. Each pinwheel planted represents one Pike County child who has been a victim of abuse or neglect.

If interested in knowing more about being a CASA Volunteer in Pike County please contact Karolina Anton at kanton@advonet.org or 217-617-6058.

April 2nd, 2020

Important Agency News

The Advocacy Network for Children has been affected by COVID-19 as have other agencies and businesses. We are doing everything we can to protect staff, volunteers and keep clients safe. Please see our newsletter to see our agency news and COVID-19 response. Stay safe and healthy! Agency News – April 2020 Newsletter and CASA April 2020 Newsletter.

April 2nd, 2020

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. Normally, we would have activities to raise awareness in each of our nine counties and unfortunately, this year we aren’t able to get together in support of all our partner agencies.

With schools being closed as a measure to limit the spread of COVID-19, and children participating in fewer social activities, there are concerns that many children may be exposed to additional possibilities of different kinds of abuse.

Please don’t forget that children still need help and protection. If you see something, say something.

Preventing child abuse and neglect starts with strengthening families. Learn more in the 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide. #NCAPM2020 #childabusepreventionmonth https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/resources/resource-guide/

March 26th, 2020