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NDDHS awards grants for projects

The North Dakota Department of Human Services' Children and Family Services Division and Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota have awarded grant funding to 19 grantees for community projects that educate and raise awareness about child abuse prevention.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Children and Family Services Division and Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota have awarded grant funding to 19 grantees for community projects that educate and raise awareness about child abuse prevention.

Gov. Doug Burgum proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Community grantees in the area receiving funding include:

  • Foster County Social Services, Carrington
  • Eddy County Social Services, New Rockford
  • Wells County Social Services, Fessenden
  • Kidder County Social Services, Steele
  • Region 6 Parent Resource Center - North Dakota State University Extension Service, Valley City

Throughout the month, each participating community coalition will use funding to coordinate special educational events and projects like parenting classes and fairs, conferences and workshops, walks, pinwheel gardens, in-school activities, coloring contests and other family-focused activities.
Valley City will host a children’s concert featuring North Dakota entertainers Penny and Pals from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at the old Valley City Parks and Recreation Center, 140 4th St. SW.

For a full calendar of events, visit www.pcand.org and select the calendar tab. Individuals can also follow #greatchildhoods and #wearbluedaynd on social media or PreventChildAbuseNorthDakota on Instagram to see photos of child abuse prevention events from around the state.

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