The Department of Family and Children and the CASA organization in Pulaski County will be helping bring awareness of child abuse to the community during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.
Chrystal Williams from the Department of Family and Children and CASA approached the Pulaski County Commissioners this week and requested the use of the courthouse lawn. Blue ribbons will be tied around the trees and other posters will be installed in the lawn to alert residents of awareness activities.
DCS and CASA also requested hosting an informational event on Thursday, April 16 at 1 p.m. ET on the courthouse lawn. Special speakers will share general information about Child Abuse Prevention Month. Headstart children will be planting pinwheels in the lawn to help show their support of child abuse awareness. Balloons will also be released. The public is welcome to attend.
The commissioners unanimously approved the requests.