No More Violence Week 2017

No More Violence Week 2017, April 3rd-9th. Hosted by MSU-GF. An unprecedented collaborative week of education aimed at reducing violence in Great Falls. Check the Facebook events tab as we continue to fill up the week with workshops, discussion panels, and preeminent speakers on topics of vital importance to our community. All sessions are FREE and open to the public. CEU's pending.

2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Governor Steve Bullock & Attorney General Fox -Tues. April 4th.More details to come!

Child Witness to Violence Project

Courtney Bailey, LICSW, with the Boston Medical Center will provide a 90-minute training on the impact of family violence on children. Her presentation will be grounded in trauma-informed, evidence-based research and will include specifics on prevention and intervention efforts for children who witness violence in their home or community. The Child Witness to Violence Project  a counseling, advocacy and outreach project that focuses on young children who are hidden victims of domestic and community violence, and other trauma-related events. In addition, the program implements both national and state-focused training for mental health clinicians, health care professionals, police, educators, and many other social service professionals who work with children who have witnessed violence and experienced traumatic grief. The presentation will be followed by a panel of local professionals crossing multiple sectors (police, human service, mental health, education, medical, legal) who work with children witnessing violence on a regular basis in their various professional capacities. The panel will focus on how we as a community can better respond to and support the youngest members of our community who are impacted by violence.

FREE and open to the public. CE credits pending. Please pre-register if you need a Certificate of Attendance for CEU purposes. Complimentary lunch provided by Beef O'Brady's

Pinwheel planting at MSU-GF

Monday, April 3 at 9 AM – 10 AM, Great Falls College MSU
2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, Montana 59405

We will be planting more than 1,000 pinwheels on the lawn of Great Falls College MSU in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Sunnyside School students will participate on April 3.Please join us and bring a screwdriver for planting.

Pinwheel Planting at the Courthouse

April 10, 9:00 AM
415 2nd Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401

Blue pinwheels represent CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS month. The Dandelion Foundation, The CARE center, The Great Falls Exchange Club, and other community partners collaborate to show solidarity for child abuse prevention. Whittier students participating on April 10.

Kolor Me 4 Kids color Run 2017


Family fun for a great cause! In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the 3rd Annual Kolor Me 4 Kids fun run/walk is being sponsored by students of Great Falls College MSU and the University of Great Falls. All proceeds will go to the Dandelion Foundation, dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and family violence.