Public Education and awareness remain the primary focus
of the Aitkin County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC).
For the last many years, Aitkin County CAPC has selected one
special topic, one that either has been in the national
spotlight or one of local/regional importance, on which to
focus its efforts each year. During the 2016-2017 funding
cycle, the special topic was body safety. A poster was
developed and distributed through presentations in the
schools and by posting the information around the
communities within the county. The theme of the poster was
Abuse: 'Stranger Danger' is not enough."
Aitkin County CAPC has also actively promoted "Positive
Behavior Intervention Strategies" through the use of its
Face Book page and handouts for parents.
education and outreach efforts that promoted social
connections, concrete supports for parents, knowledge of
child development, and life skills education for children
were provided by schools, organizations, and agencies within
the county. Aitkin County CAPC helped to fund or sponsor
these activities which are aimed at both primary and
secondary prevention efforts.
Aitkin CAPC plans to
use funds from the 2017 Radiothon to continue efforts just
like these and to focus on "Healthy Parenting - It's
Consistent, Starts At Birth, Needs Support, and Is
The Aitkin County Child Abuse Prevention Council wishes
to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" for your support of this
year's "Annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse." We could not
do our activities without your donations and your