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Champions for Children Conference 2018
                  Save the Date! The Children's Cove Champions for Children Conference is scheduled for October 18 & 19, 2017. The day and a half conference is one of the premiere child maltreatment conferences in the country and will provide professionals in the field with extensive and innovative insight to assist child victims and families in their community.
        Registration will be open soon at  where you can see up to date details about presenters, workshops, after hours connect & networking event, and to get your tickets for the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
April Awareness for Abuse Prevention 
        In honor of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Children's Cove was busy getting the word out to raise awareness! Nine libraries across the Cape and Islands partnered with Children's Cove to put up awareness displays, informational material, and books for parents, children and young adults to learn about body safety. Our Teen TASK Force members were working hard throughout the month with their projects to raise awareness to peers and teachers alike in Monomoy Regional High School. We recorded a number of awareness messages through Lower Cape TV and Cape Cod Media Broadcasting and we met with community based organizations such as Kiwanis and the Rotary.
        We have a ton of ideas for next year, and are looking forward to expanding our outreach and working with more community partners!
2017-2018 Teen TASK Force Finishes Strong
        In the fall Children's Cove and Monomoy Regional High School joined together to work with Sophomores and form the second Teen TASK (Taking A Stand for Kids) Force. The group of 13 volunteers, sophomores at Monomoy, worked together to learn about and raise awareness of child sexual abuse issues on Cape Cod as well as the programs and services Children's Cove provides to victims. The mission of the Teen TASK Force is to engage teens by empowering them to advocate for teens to step forward about abuse and to educate their peers on child abuse issues.
        The Teen TASK Force started its six-monthly sessions in December and met with Children's Cove staff as well as partner agencies such as the Dennis Police Department, Independence House, and Massachusetts State Police.
In addition to education, throughout the sessions the TASK Force was divided into three teams to develop their own child abuse awareness project, designing their own professional awareness materials by working with team members from Grouper Marketing & Creative. Each team had a separate week to implement their public awareness project in April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
        The group of incredible Sophomores finished the program in May and are interested in finding more ways to stay involved and volunteering for Children's Cove!
Children's Cove AmeriCorps Expands Volunteer Program
        Over the last year Olivia Friedrichs has supported Children's Cove in her services as an AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA). Olivia has grown our volunteer pool, represented Children's Cove in the community, expanded the number of events we have attended to raise awareness and has left an impressive mark across the Cape and Islands. On June 4th we unfortunately are saying "good bye" as she finishes her year at Children's Cove and moves forward in her education and career. We appreciate everything she has done for Children's Cove, our Cape & Island Community and she is going to be greatly missed!
        While we continue to interview with applicants for the next VISTA, we are still (and always) looking for volunteers! If you are interested please visit our website and complete an application at

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