As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, The Spokesman-Review and other media are joining forces with child advocates, volunteers, business leaders and public officials to call attention to child abuse and neglect in the Inland Northwest. Coverage will run through April 30, including stories, photographs, videos and practical information about local resources and programs.
Sunday, March 30
A look back at the community’s progress and the challenges that remain since the first Our Kids: Our Business campaign in 2007.
Sunday, April 6
Economically healthy communities need children who are living fulfilling lives. Portland’s Children’s Investment Fund is one of several levies nationwide that raise money to help children achieve their potential. Could the program work in the Inland Northwest?
Sunday, April 13
Schools may be the social institution in the best position to help children escape the consequences of abuse and neglect. We examine the key moments in the educational experience that can make a difference.
Sunday, April 20
Dr. Robert F. Anda, co-author of a key study on “Adverse Childhood Events” comes to Spokane on April 24 to share his public health experience and research. Children who grow up in disruptive environments suffer lasting consequences. Research shows that children exposed to violence are 4 times more likely to be involved in the juvenile offender system and three times more likely to drop out of school.
Sunday, April 27
What have we learned from this year’s Our Kids: Our Business campaign and what remains to be done?