In Bemidji, the Radiothon To End Child Abuse is a joint effort of our stations and Radiothon Partners to bring awareness and massive fundraising efforts to help end child abuse and neglect across our listening area of Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater and Hubbard counties.
100% of funds raised are used by our Partner Programs to give families and children the resources they need for a happier tomorrow.
This effort cannot be without the support of our communities and we are undoubtedly grateful for the generous donations, pledges and support from businesses and you, our listeners - Thank You!
29th Annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse
December 7- 8, 2017
Beltrami County Child & Parent Connection
The Mission Statement of the Beltrami County Child & Parent Connection (CAPC) reflects the common purpose of its membership: To support positive parenting in order to promote a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for all children in Beltrami County.
The Beltrami CAPC approaches child abuse prevention through awareness, education, and investment in quality programs that promote and support healthy family systems.
Education and awareness activities include: presentations at the Kelliher and Red Lake Health Fairs; a Presence at the Evergreen Annual Conference, National Night Out, and the Beltrami County Fair; participation in the Tiny Tots Expo; and dissemination of pamphlets/brochures at public hotspots around the county.
Beltrami County is privileged to have a wide variety of family support services available to area residents. The Beltrami CAPC recognizes those quality resources and pledges support to maintain them through small grant awards made possible by Radiothon funds. This past year, the Radiothon supported the following:
- Children’s Safe exchange and supervised visitation services Provided by Northwoods’ Caregivers; First City Visitation 27 families received 131 visits and 25 exchanges
- Resource Directories inclusive of the 4 county area
Provided by Community Resource Connections 1,185 free directories were distributed to area households
- Educational Materials concerning child sexual abuse
Provided by Support Within Reach 1,200 elementary children and their parents received “Safe and Unsafe Touching” coloring books and parenting brochures
- Parenting groups for young parents; teaching about child development, conflict management, boundary and limit setting, and more. Provided by Evergreen Youth and Family Services: PLLAY group Served 59 parents and 62+ children
The Beltrami County Child and Parent Connection (CAPC) has been active in the Bemidji area since 1981. Meetings are held monthly. An annual Retreat is held each May, during which goals for the following year are identified. The Council is facilitated by Community Resource Connections.
On behalf of all of the children affected by the investment of Radiothon Funds “Thank You” for supporting the Annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse.
In 1987, Cass County established a Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) with a dual purpose to:
- Develop programs to reduce the incidence of child abuse in Cass County
- Promote the healthy development of children and families
In 1995, the CAPC merged with the Cass County/Leech Lake Reservation Children's Initiative. The mission of the Cass County/Leech Lake Reservation Children's Initiative is to assist communities in building strong families. The Children's Initiative supports three Family Centers and the Family Safety Network within Cass County which serve to promote community-based programming for families in the areas of healthy development and the prevention of child abuse and other forms of violence. The Family Safety Network and the Family Centers are working to expand resources available to parents such as support groups, classes, activities, educational materials, and access to needed services.
Radiothon donations support programming in the county, as well as programs through family centers, Leech Lake Reservation Social Services, and Cass County Social Services in each of these communities.
A heartfelt "Thank You" for your support of the
Annual KB101/KZY FM 95.5/Z99 Radiothon to End Child Abuse.
Cass County/Leech Lake Reservation Children's Initiative
c/o Pine River-Backus School District
P.O. Box 610
Pine River, MN 56474
Local Family Centers:
Family Safety Network in Walker
The Clearwater County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is part of a statewide network developed by the Children's Trust Fund. This network includes community members and representatives of various agencies who are concerned with the prevention of child maltreatment. Agencies represented include social services, law enforcement, public health, mental health, education, crisis center, and extension services.
Clearwater County CAPC is pleased to participate in the Annual KB101/KZY FM 95.5/Z99/Classic Hits 104.5 Radiothon to End Child Abuse. The CAPC is a subgroup of the Clearwater County Citizens for a Violence Free Community (CCCVC), a volunteer group of community leaders and active citizens committed to reducing violence in our schools and community. Organized in 1993, CCCVC worked with the Blandin Foundation's Pathways to Peace and Safety program, promoting peaceful alternatives to violence and facilitating avenues of communication between the school districts and governmental agencies within the criminal justice system. The organization continues to address the concerns of violence by anually sponsoring a wide variety of educational & motivational events, programs, workshops, and presentations to students and the community-at-large.
Radiothon funds are also used to support education and services directed at families and young children, such as county-wide parenting presentations, teen/young parent support groups and home visits, WIC Clinic parent education and outreach, and parent resource materials. Radiothon funds continue to support the Family Crisis Center and the Kids Konnection, a safe exchange and supervised parenting time program. The CAPC continues to identify a need for more parenting resources, to reach youth and adults with awareness of and alternative methods for resolving conflicts and establishing positive relationships, and to create a community environment of zero tolerance of violence of all kinds, but particularly against women & children.
"Thank you" to all for support of the Clearwater County Child Abuse Prevention Council activities. With your help, we can make Minnesota, and especially Clearwater County, a safer place for children and families to live and grow.
Community Education Director
Bagley Public Schools
202 Bagley NW
Bagley, MN 56621
The Hubbard County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is made up of a group of community-based professionals, parents and volunteer citizens whose main goal is to reduce the number of child abuse and neglect instances in Hubbard County. It is the vision of our organization to continue to work with and support programs that directly impact children and families that are in need of support and strengthen the families in our community.
This past year our Hubbard CAPC was able to financially support programs directed at serving families and children through a Parent Support Group, Kinship youth mentoring program, the Father Project, Stellher Services family mental health support and Preschool/Early Childhood events. This is all made possible by the money raised through the Radiothon. Without the support of the Radiothon, we would not be able to maintain funding to these preventive programs which work to better the lives of children and families in our communities.
We are a small but dedicated group of volunteers. Working together, we can better assure that our children will live in a safe, healthy, peaceful and nurturing community. New members are always encouraged to join our council. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a member of the Hubbard County Child Abuse Prevention Council.
Thank you to all who support the Annual KB101/KZY/Z99 Radiothon to End Child Abuse!
Hubbard County Child Abuse Prevention Council
PO Box 282
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota (PCAMN), also known as Minnesota Communities Caring for Children, was founded in 1979 with the primary goal of preventing child maltreatment in Minnesota. Since that time, the organization has been working to promote environments where all children and families thrive. PCAMN’s mission is to empower parents and communities to build supportive relationships, nurture children, and prevent child abuse and neglect. The organization’s vision is a state where all children are given the opportunity for a healthy future.
To achieve this mission and vision, PCAMN’s programs and activities are aimed at developing:
- * Caring and Competent Parents: Parents that can cope with stress, solve problems, and affect change.
- * High-Capacity Communities: Communities that expand leadership to advance shared learning and results-oriented decision making.
- * A Supportive Public: Shifting the public mindset from punishing parents to supporting them.
PCAMN produces and distributes thousands of pieces of prevention education and outreach materials throughout the year and especially during Child Abuse Prevention Month (April). PCAMN staff members are also present at community events statewide to share information about prevention and to facilitate dialogue about child maltreatment.
To learn more about PCAMN’s programs and services, visit www.pcamn.org. When you’re there, join our newsletter to stay connected to local PCAMN activities happening in your community.