Welcome to our new website!
Minnesota Communities Caring for Children is our new operational umbrella! We still remain your Minnesota Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America and Circle of Parents National.
We have also added new partners in Early Childhood Professional Development as well as Targeted Cultural Outreach to Communities of Color across Minnesota!
We continue to serve as the only non-profit in Minnesota who addresses prevention strategies for early childhood adversity and abuse for all our Minnesota children.
Our focus is on the promotion of child wellbeing and on building nurturing and supported environments for our children and families side by side with our partners.
We are still working on additions and improvements to make this the best tool it can be for you. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com to offer your ideas.
Radiothon to End Child Abuse
The 25th Annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse will be heard on the air waves in Northern and Central Minnesota December 5 and 6, 2013. We express our deep appreciation to Mary Campbell and Lou Buron, founders of the Radiothon, as well as their very dedicated team in Bemidji (25th year!), Alexandria (24th year), Brainerd (20th year) and Wadena (9th year). Over the past 25 years they have raised enormous awareness for the issue airing voices of many people working to end child abuse and neglect across the region. They have also raised more than $2 million in funds to support prevention efforts of PCAMN and local organizations in the Radiothon listening area. Find stations to listen to and lots more info at these websites: Bemidji: www.radiothon.info, Brainerd: http://brainerd.com/radiothon/, Alexandria: http://alexandriaradio.net/radiothon/a-radiothon_03.htm, Wadena: http://www.superstationk106.com/.
Letter from our CEO
Minnesota 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.
President and CEO
Minnesota Communities Caring for Children
Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota