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Call for Nominations for the 14th Annual Minnesota Pinwheels for Prevention Tribe/Community Awards

Each year, Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC) spotlights statewide tribes and communities that have consistently worked to create safe and healthy environments for children and families.

Research, such as the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study and brain development in early childhood, reinforce the importance of prevention efforts. Minnesota Communities Caring for Children recognizes and celebrates communities that enhance their prevention initiatives and family and children's services. This community work is crucial to creating healthy environments where children and families can thrive.

We invite ALL Minnesota tribes and communities to submit nominations. Minnesota Communities Caring for Children is happy to present this award to communities that show strong, innovative, and successful efforts in creating cultures of prevention! Specifically, MCCC is looking for: 

  • Integration of the Protective Factors, Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACEs), and/or brain science of early development
  • Create exhibition of new prevention initiatives for 2016
  • Demonstrated culturally and linguistically appropriate initiatives
  • Strong sustainable, evidence/outcome-based practices in prevention with long-term impact likely
  • Innovative activities (especially for children ages 0 to 3) that can be replicated by others

We can provide additional information to assist you in presenting the award to your local community leaders, representatives, administrators, commissioners, and/or tribal leaders. MCCC also provides additional resources online and will highlight all award recipients' prevention initiatives at www.pcamn.org 

Minnesota Communities Caring for Children believes every tribe and/or community can be a Pinwheel for Prevention award recipient. Several groups receive this recognition year after year. Please provide as much information as possible about efforts within your community, demonstrate collaborative work of government, private and community agencies, and if possible, include one or two photos that help showcase your efforts. 

Download the nomination form here

Contact Mary Weaver at 218-731-0705 or mweaver@pcamn.org