Wednesday, March 27, 2013
There are two free training sessions hosted by the Center for Alexandria's Children.
The Center for Alexandria’s Children is offering an educational program to Alexandria families as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The center is hosting sessions on Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children, which trains parents and caregivers in the ways to better prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse. The center, located at 1900 N. Beauregard St., Suite 200 in Alexandria, will host two free training sessions from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19 and on Tuesday, April 30. The center will provide on-site childcare for trainees as well as pizza for the kids. Reservations are limited. To register, go to: http://cacstewardsofchildrentraining.eventbrite.com/
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The fundraiser and party will have a "roaring '20s" theme and be held at Virtue Feed & Grain.
The Center for Alexandria’s Children is hosting a gala benefit honoring three Alexandrians who have devoted their energies to improving the lives of local children. The gala will be Feb. 28, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Virtue Feed & Grain on S. Union Street. At the event, the center plans to honor philanthropists Dagoberg and Lissa Soergel who will receive the Champions for Children Award, and Arika VanBrunt, a senior therapist with the City of Alexandria’s Community and Human Services Department. Van Brunt will receive the Outstanding Dedication to Children Award. Tickets for the event, which has a Roaring ‘20s theme, start at $150. They are available online or by contacting the center at 703-746-6008. For more information about the Center, go …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Child advocacy group offers these tips for safe trick or treating.
The Center for Alexandria’s Children, a public-private partnership that coordinates the investigation, prosecution, treatment and prevention of child abuse in a safe, child-friendly facility, provides these trick-or-treat tips for parents whose children will be out this Halloween: “We encourage all families to take an active role in helping to keep our children safe,” said center Director Giselle Pelaez. “By following these simple tips, we can help ensure the safety of our loved ones on a fun, but potentially dangerous night.”