April is Child Abuse Awareness month! Let’s create #GreatChildhoods together!
On Monday, April 2nd 11am -1pm find out about all of the upcoming events in April, learn more about what the Parenting Place is doing to prevent child abuse, and let’s help end child abuse and neglect! The Parenting Place is located at 1644 S. 8th St. W. in Missoula.
Join the Parenting Place for a fun afternoon featuring kids activities, giveaways, performances and a chance to connect with resources from around the community! The Pinwheel Party is Sunday, April 22nd at 1pm-3pm at Bonner Park, 1798 Ronald Ave in Missoula.
Join The Parenting Place for the FREE screening of the documentary, Resilience as a part of Child Abuse Awareness Month, April 30th 6:30pm at The Roxy!
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.