One fingernail painted blue starts …one conversation that moves us …one step closer to ending the tragic reality that…one in five children will suffer abuse before the age of 18.
The MANicure Movement® is a grassroots effort designed to raise awareness of child abuse as a national health crisis, and to ignite local action.
Join us in April - National Child Abuse Prevention Month - for an educational series that will provoke substantive discussion of adverse childhood experiences; while preparing parents, educators, first responders and child advocates to identify warning signals and intervene to offset childhood trauma.
Make plans to join us for any or all MANicure Movement® programs. Thanks to our partners at Florida Blue, there is no cost to participate.
Wednesday, April 7 @ 9:00am - Building Resilience: Identifying childhood trauma and providing trauma informed care. Led by Amy Moncion, LCSW-QS; and Joy Chuba, LCSW, Victim Services Practitioner
Wednesday, April 14 @ 3:30pm - Combatting the Opioid Epidemic: A law officer’s approach to hope and healing. Led by Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Seminole County
Tuesday, April 20 @1:00pm - Social Media Safety: Guide for parents to guard against trafficking, hidden apps and perpetrator use of the web. Led by Marina Anderson, DCF Social Media Training Specialist
Tuesday, April 27 @ 1:00pm - Lifelong Health: Understanding health consequences of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Led by Dr. Betsy Pope Goulet, Assistant Professor Child Advocacy Studies University of Illinois.
Friday, April 30 @ TBD - Community Conversation: An interactive discussion of what we learned and how we can impact change.