The Parenting Cottage is a member of the South Plains Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention. The coalition works to build collaborations, provide education and advocacy for the children of the South Plains. An average of 4 children per day become victims of child abuse and neglect in Lubbock county and more than $8 Million is spent annually in Lubbock County to care for children in foster care.
On the national level, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) calls child abuse “a national epidemic”. The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States is $124 billion.
South Plains Child Abuse Coalition meets on 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm at the Parenting Cottage (no meeting in December).
Save the Date for the 2016 Child Abuse Kickoff Breakfast and Conference- Friday, April 1 2016 –
Other Events Scheduled:
March 1-18 2016 – Order Period for 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month T-Shirts
March 30-31 2016 – Pickup T-Shirt Orders at Lubbock Area United Way Office Main St. & Avenue Q
April 1 – Go Blue Day in Lubbock
April 1 – Kickoff Breakfast & Child Abuse Conference-Covenant Health’s Knipling Center
April 3 – Blue Sunday – Lubbock County Faith Based Organizations Activities
April 3 – Family Guidance Center’s Candlelight Vigil for Child Abuse Fatalities in 2015
April 8 – Region 17 Education Center-Early Childhood Conference
April 9 – Children’s Advocacy Center – Stand Up for Kids
Photos from the Child Abuse Awareness -GO BLUE for Lubbock’s Children 2015 and 2014: