Radiothon to End Child Abuse
On December 6 th and 7 th MCCC staff and volunteers across Northern and Central Minnesota joined together to raise funds to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The Radiothon has been taking place every December for the past 30 years. This year, in only 24 hours, the event raised over $110,000 in pledges to support local and statewide initiatives aimed at nurturing children and strengthening families.

Thanks to Hubbard Broadcasting for investing in child abuse prevention by hosting this remarkable event, and to everyone who pledged to make a financial contribution for this important cause!
Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope (PATCH)

Special thanks to Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope (PATCH) for their recent major gift of $1,000! PATCH is a long-time supporter of MCCC, CEO Shelley Jacobson and Development Director Kate Bailey were lucky enough to get a tour of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 82’s fantastic training facility in Little Canada, MN, from Business Manager, Terry Nelson.

Shelley Jacobson (MCCC) and Terry Nelson (Painters and Allied Trades District Council 82) 

As we enter this season of giving and gratitude, many of us are looking forward to quality time with family, friends, and loved ones. But there are many in our community who don't have supportive relationships to share in the good times or to help out when things get tough. That's why, for 40 years, MCCC has been a trusted resource for parents. 

All parents encounter challenges. As you think about the difference you want to make this giving season, consider a gift to help Minnesota parents by donating to MCCC.
Want to learn more about where your dollars go? Our Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report is now available!
Gift giving season is here and you can support MCCC while shopping with Amazon Smile ! Know any friends or family using Amazon to order gifts? Send them this link when they shop!
Save the Date! National Parent Leadership Month
Monday, February 25th, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Vault Room at the State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St Paul, MN 55155
This event celebrates the contributions parents make to our communities and gives us an opportunity to recognize “Unsung Heroes” – parents that are doing incredible work to build the strengths of families and preventing child abuse and neglect.

You can honor a parent, grandparent, foster or adoptive parent, or other caregiver by nominating them as an Unsung Hero! This is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge all the wonderful things they do to strengthen their family and community.

Please submit your nomination no later than January 25, 2019 , and join us on February 25th to recognize these special parents!
Cynthia Harms
Cynthia has a B.A. in Anthropology, Accounting and Organizational Management from the University of Minnesota. She has spent the last 40 years working in nonprofits doing audits and consulting as an Internal Accountant and a Public Accountant. For the last fifteen years, Cynthia has been a Trust Officer for Corporate Trust at US Bank, which she retired from last spring. Retirement was not for her, so she decided to return to the nonprofit world. She has raised a wonderful son and now has a daughter-in-law, both of whom she adores. Cynthia is raising a thoroughly delightful 8 year old, Trinity, and is thrilled to work with MCCC to further its mission which is very close to her heart.
Submit your story to win an MCCC 40th Anniversary shirt!

The Deadline is January 11th.

How you have been impacted by MCCC and what difference has it made in your life?

We invite story submissions from anyone touched by the organization such as parent participants, staff, board members, ACE presenters, or others.
A parent leader shares her story below
Join us for an overview presentation of Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities!

Minnesota Communities Caring for Children
December 13th from 11:30 – 1:30

Lifetrack Resource Center
709 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55104
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study findings represent a paradigm shift in human understanding of the origins of physical, social, mental, and societal health and well-being . We now know that leading causes of disease and disability, learning and productivity problems, and early death have their roots in the cumulative neurodevelopmental impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Questions or want to register? Contact: Lisa Deputie | 651-523-0099 ext. 115
STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience

Monday, January 7, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Sunrise Banks Headquarters
2525 Wabash Ave
St Paul, MN 55114
Evidence-based interactive training integrating neuropsychology, trauma healing and resilience, restorative justice, nonviolent conflict transformation, and broadly defined spirituality.

Partially funded by The Saint Paul and F. R. Bigelow Foundations Space is limited to 60.
Please pre-register by Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Making The Case That Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health
By Gene Demby

"H ow much of the health problems that the young mothers in Trenton experienced were caused by the stresses of their environment? "

Drawing Girl Power in the Sciences

By Child Trends
“You can tell the gender of the scientist based on cues such as hair length and attire,” Miller told Ivanhoe.
“During those ages from five to ten that’s really when they start to develop those associations,” said Miller."

How Children and Adults Can Build Core Capabilities for Life
By Center on the Developing Child | Harvard University

" Every day we take on the ordinary, sometimes challenging, tasks of work, school, parenting, relationships, and just managing our busy lives. How do we navigate these tasks successfully? "

Peer Pressure – How parents are changing the child welfare system
By Child Trends
"For decades, parents in the child welfare system have felt powerless, demonized, silenced and alone. Things have begun to change in places where parents have united to use their shared experience to support one another and work for change."

Child Abuse is 100% Preventable
Our mission is to empower parents and communities to build supportive relationships, nurture children and prevent child abuse and neglect.