July 16, 2019 at noon
Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center (SEED), 4310 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Prevention is the best hope for reducing child abuse and neglect and improving the lives of children and families. Strengthening families and preventing child abuse requires a shared commitment of individuals and organizations in every community, particularly in the State of Louisiana. According to the Louisiana Child Death Review Report, from 2014-2016, 2,208 children died, and 717 of those deaths were due to injury. Between 2014-2016, Louisiana had the highest rate of mortality for children ages 1-14 in the United States. About one-third of infant and childhood deaths in Louisiana are due to injury and are potentially preventable.
Effective prevention efforts are critical to ensuring the immediate and long-term safety and well-being of children in Louisiana. Your voice in preparing our State Plan is vital! Within the Plan we will include recommendations and ideas shared by YOU our stakeholders and partners. Your suggestions will assist us in mapping out a plan to build our communities by connecting families with resources as we continue to support parenting education, home and hospital visitation programs, train volunteers and service providers and collaborate with community based service organizations to ensure the safety and well-being of our most valuable asset…..our children!
We need to have an estimate of attendees, please pre-register to attend!
Refreshments and community resources will be shared at the meetings.
If you are a leader of a community program, faith-based program or local municipality program coordinator that helps prevent child abuse and neglect, please bring information (flyers, business cards) for networking.
Questions? Call Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514
All dates and locations:
June 13: Lafayette, LA
June 18: Monroe, LA
July 16: Lake Charles, LA
July 17: Baton Rouge, LA
July 30: Vacherie, LA
August 7: Shreveport, LA
August 8: Alexandria, LA
August 12: Covington, LA
August 13: New Orleans, LA