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Upcoming Events

Ready, set, GO! April is Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. We have fun, interesting, new ideas and we need your participation. Please join in on as many events as you can! Click CAP month for details and to find out how you can be involved!

We have a Spring Webinar Series from March through June. For more information, visit Learning Opportunities.
*****Please Note***** The Trauma Informed Leadership Webinar scheduled for Wednesday, April 16 - is being postponed. It will be rescheduled for a later date.


Cafe Conversation: How Childhood Impacts Adult Behavior: April 22
6:30 - 8:00pm at the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) office in Buffalo, MN
This is a free event, but registration is required. Child care is available with preregistration.
To sign up for this cafe conversation call 763.682.8780 or click here.


Trainings for Circle of Parents Facilitator and Children's Groups are now being scheduled. Check back here for details!


Thank you for attending our Gala on Saturday, April 5 - it was great to see so many of our supporters!

To view more upcoming events, please see our Event Calendar.

Letter from our CEO


innesota Communities Caring for Children believes that our families have strengths, wisdom, and cultural values that are critical in the parenting journey. We believe our children deserve the best we have to give and by pooling all our strengths, knowledge, and resources we can build together what every Minnesota child deserves.

There is no more important career in this world than to raise our next generation. Our parents and primary caregivers do this every single day giving the best that they have as an in kind investment in our future. We support parents and communities where they are. We support empowerment, leadership and meeting short and long term life goals. Most of all, we believe we can build a future where child maltreatment is not tolerated and society supports endless positive opportunities for all our state’s children.

Each of us has a reason why we choose this work. My childhood included significant experiences both positive and negative, including multiple forms of abuse. Most importantly, I was strengthened by the love and support of caring adults in my life. The latter ensured I could be here in this capacity, co-leading this organization’s mission in my home state. I am passionately invested in why some of our children are separated from the fullness of life and forced to adapt to a violent environment. Our organization believes in investing in the solution to that problem and to do so in a strengths based way. What do parents and caregivers need? How do they need it? What can they teach us about their lives? What has happened to them instead of what is wrong with them?

We do our work as a team…a team of staff members, Board Members and Parent Leaders; a team of community based providers; and, a team of networks who serve families living in the most vulnerable conditions.

We hope you join our journey. Nothing is more important than what you do in the present to positively impact our future. Our children and families thank you and we are honored to serve you.

Warmest regards,

Karina Forrest-Perkins
President and CEO
Minnesota Communities Caring for Children
Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota