In observance of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Behavioral Research Institute will hold its seventh annual “CAP’s Off Child Abuse” event Saturday.
Hoping to raise awareness of child abuse, BRI will hold the coming activity in conjunction with Healthy Kids Day sponsored by the Cleveland Family YMCA.
BRI will provide face painting, crafts, educational games related to anger and stranger danger, and also game prizes for all children, according to BRI’s Machelle Johnson. Families who register at the BRI booth will have the opportunity to win door prizes from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. One of the prizes will be two single-day complimentary passes to Dollywood. Child abuse prevention material and services will be available for adults and children.
On the same day, the YMCA will be conducting its annual Healthy Kids Day. Events to promote physical health in families will be held in and around the YMCA. BRI will host its event in the YMCA gymnasium, and it will be held rain or shine.
BRI is dedicated to providing services to children and families for the purpose of preventing child abuse and family violence. Parenting classes are open to residents of Bradley, McMinn, Polk, Meigs and Rhea counties free of charge.
BRI also has classes available to students relating to anger control and other emotions.
Contact the agency at 479-1590, ext. 111, for information about any BRI programs.