Around Yamhill County you will see blue ribbons waving and blue pinwheels spinning as Juliette’s House and community partners highlight National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

The ribbons tied around trees and poles remind us of how we must wrap children in safety.

The sparkling pinwheels remind us of the bright future all children deserve.

Join Juliette’s House and our partners throughout the month of April in taking action to prevent child abuse (click on the links in purple type below for more information):

Throughout AprilPinwheels and yard signs are available for a donation for you to put up at your home or business to draw attention to the importance of preventing child abuse; email Diane for more information. Please also stop by Juliette’s House, 1075 SW Cedarwood Ave., McMinnville, between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, for a free bookmark with information about National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Underway – Check out the online fundraising auction supporting the work of Juliette’s House to bring healing and hope to area children; register to bid and see the variety of appealing items including gourmet meals, high-end wine and spirits, antiques, home décor, vacation getaways, area adventures and more. It’s also how to register for Juliette’s House’s Celebrate the Children, a great evening online event coming up at the end of the month.

Early April – Free online training via Zoom for adults to learn how to recognize and respond responsibly to child sexual abuse; email Melany for the 6-8pm Thursday, April 8 session in Spanish or email Carole for the 6-8 pm Wednesday, April 7 or Tuesday, April 13 session in English.

Every Monday in April – Stop by every Monday in April for Pizza, Pinot and Pints for Prevention at Park & Main in Carlton. For every pizza, pint and draft pinot sold on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, the owners will donate $1 to Juliette’s House for our work helping children and families.

Saturday, April 17 – See you at the free Safe Kids Fair with child safety info tables, fun stuff for children, visit from Mac the therapy dog, raffle with prizes and more; 10am-1pm, parking lot of Juliette’s House, 1075 SW Cedarwood Avenue, McMinnville. COVID-19 safety protocols must be observed including mask wearing.

Throughout April – Stop by The Common Cup in Amity for the Blue Blueberry Waffle – with whipped cream and lemon zest –  created just for Child Abuse Prevention Month, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the work of Juliette’s House to prevent and stop child abuse.

Wednesday, April 21 – For Wear Blue Day, all Yamhill County residents are encouraged to wear blue to spotlight the importance of child abuse prevention, with rallies in various communities.

Friday, April 23-5pm Friday, May 3 – Bid on items in the online fundraising auction supporting the work of Juliette’s House to bring safety from abuse, healing and hope to area children; register to bid and see the variety of appealing items to eat, drink, decorate your home, places to relax, area adventures to be had and more.

Wednesday, April 28 – For Wear Blue Denim Day, all Yamhill County residents are invited to wear denim to accent Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Now through noon, Wednesday April 28Support the work of Juliette’s House to stop and prevent child abuse while enjoying making and partaking of an easy-to-prepare gourmet meal under the guidance of an area chef; salad-salmon entrée-dessert kits are on sale, with delivery April 29 and 30.

Now through noon, Friday, April 30  –  Support the work of Juliette’s House to stop and prevent child abuse and possibly win part ownership of a pinot noir vineyard for a year; raffle tickets are on sale online.

Friday, April 30 – The capstone event of the month is Celebrate the Children, an entertaining and engaging event online from 7-8pm that includes personal stories of the impact of Juliette’s House and opportunities to support the work to prevent and intervene in child abuse and neglect while providing healing and hope; register for free for the event and to bid in the online auction.

Let’s keep the momentum going!

Urge a friend to take the Stewards of Children training to learn how to recognize child sexual abuse and respond responsibly or arrange a training for your community group or business.

Email Carole Joa, Stewards of Children Program Coordinator, for trainings in English, and Melany Olvera, Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, for trainings in Spanish.