The Aitkin County Council has two goals: (1) increasing the public's awareness of child abuse and neglect, and (2) promoting healthy family relationships.
- Education and awareness efforts of the Council have included:
Co-funding info booklet on Cyberbullying; Prevention Month activities in the schools; Blue Ribbon Campaign county-wide; Radio segments during Prevention Month; Special bookmarks for libraries; "What makes a great parent?" media campaign; a summer billboard project regarding drunk driving and child endangerment; and a four month newspaper photograph series depicting types of child neglect
- Promoting healthy family relationships efforts have included:
Church bulletin inserts; Activity calendars; creation of a FaceBook page; local community and youth activities; and Love and Logic parenting sessions
Radiothon monies this past year were used to provide funding for the following programs and activities:
KinderCamp (get-acquainted-with-school day); supplies and preschool activities at Safety Town; Summer Literacy Program for elementary students; Preschool scholarships; the City of Tamarack's Kids in the Park project; and the Hill City schools program to raise self-esteem and promote positive peer, family, and school relationships
The Council plans to use funds from the 2012 Radiothon to continue efforts just like these and to expand the media campaign "What Makes A Great Parent." The year's activities will be centered around the Council's theme: "Help children today for a better tomorrow."
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 involvement!!