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What: “Our Kids: Our Business” luncheon.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Robert Anda, on “Connecting the Dots” between spcial well-being, health, community economic impact and adverse childhood experiences.
When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Spokane Convention Center Ballroom 100A
To register online: Go to Spokane County United Way’s Web site: unitedwayspokane.org.
To request help or report a suspected case of child abuse or neglect (24-hour resources): 911
Department of Social & Health Services: 1-866-ENDHARM (363-4276)
Child Protective Services: Spokane County, (509) 363-3333 (M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), (800) 562-5624 (weekends, after 4:30 p.m.) Kootenai County, (208) 769-1515 (M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), (208) 769-1543 (after hours)
Crisis Residential Center: Youth Family and Adult Services, (509) 624-2868
Lutheran Community Services Northwest: Sexual Assault Crisis Line, (509) 624-7273
Crosswalk: (509) 838-6596
Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery: (509) 535-3155
First Call for Help: Spokane Mental Health, (509) 838-4428
Project Safe Place: Spokane County, (888) 673-7233; Kootenai County, (208) 676-0772
The following events and activities are scheduled during the communitywide Our Kids: Our Business campaign through April. For more events, lists of agencies and stories, see the Our Kids: Our Business site at spokesmanreview.com /ourkids/.
Today – The Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane will join members across the country for a “Believe in the Blue” child-abuse prevention event, 10 a.m.-noon, in front of Yoke’s Foods, 210 E. North Foothills Drive. For information, call Rebecca Hille at (509) 747-5359 or visit www.nationalexchangeclub.org.
Tuesday – Televised community forum sponsored by KSPS Spokane Public Television and The Spokesman-Review. The public is invited to attend as part of a live studio audience. Reservations required by calling (509) 354-7800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday– Special luncheon with Dr. Robert Anda, “Connecting the Dots,” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, Ballroom 100 A. Register online at unitedwayspokane.org, or call (509) 838-6581.
Thursday – “Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Training,” 9 a.m.-noon, Deaconess Health and Education Center, Room 266. For information call Partners with Families and Children, (509) 473-4810.
Saturday – America’s Kids Run, the world’s largest children’s running event for ages 5-12. All participants must pick up their race packets at the Spokane Convention Center trade show Friday, April 25, 3-8 p.m. For information, visit www.americaskidsrun.org.
Saturday – Free pinwheels, while supplies last, from Partners with Families and Children: Jacob’s Java, 526 S. Washington; Chuck E. Cheese, 10007 N. Nevada, and all participating Zip’s Drive-ins.
Saturday – Our Kids: Our Business Neighbor Day Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cannon Park. (In the event of bad weather, festival will be moved to the West Central Community Center gym).
April 28 – “How to Become a Foster Parent” information meeting, 7-8 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, Room 268. To register or ask questions, call (509) 468-0700.
Today – The Women’s Center Inc. begins Crisis Intervention Training for those who wish to become volunteers. For information, call (208) 664-9303, or e-mail email@example.com.
Monday – ADD/ADHD Parent Support Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Rathdrum Counseling Center, 14954 Coeur d’Alene St., Rathdrum. For information, call ICARE Inc. at (208) 676-1515.
Wednesday – Kootenai Medical Center will plant 1,700 pinwheels to represent the number of children born last year.
Wednesday – Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training, “Stewards of Children,” 5-8 p.m., Borah Elementary School, 632 W. Borah Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For registration, call (208) 676-1515.
Thursday – Post Falls Family Celebration, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Head Start, (208) 773-6164.
Thursday – Special breakfast with Dr. Robert Anda, “Connecting the Dots,” 8-9:30 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort. For information, call (208) 667-8112.
Friday – “Noche de Fiesta” Latino Outreach Project, 6-11 p.m., Harding Family Center, (208) 769-1515.
Friday – Celebration for alumni of Idaho’s foster-care system, 5:30-9 p.m., Shilo Inn Suites, 702 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene.
April 30 – Day of the Child and Blockfest Activities, 11-2 p.m., Harding Family Center, (208) 666-6755.