The Ohio County Family Resource Network is sponsoring multiple events for the Week of the Young Child, April 6-12, and Child Abuse Awareness Month.
For the month of April, the network is helping Mission WV collect new or gently used luggage, bags and hygiene products for children in foster care. Drop-off locations include the Department of Health and Human Resources on 16th Street, Easter Seals on National Road and Child Care Resource Center, 2000 Main St., all in Wheeling.
On April 8, a child sexual abuse prevention workshop, "Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children," will be presented from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, National Road and Washington Avenue in Wheeling. The workshop is ideal for parents, teachers, summer camp staff, Sunday school teachers, Scout leaders and anyone who works with children. It is sponsored by the Ohio County Partners in Prevention Team. To register, call 304-232-5600.
The Deborah Doleski Allen Champion of Children Awards Ceremony will take place from 12:30-1:15 p.m. April 11 in the third-floor ballroom of the Catholic Charities Heritage Building, 2000 Main St., Wheeling.
Additional workshops will take place throughout April at various locations. For questions about any events or to register, email OhioCountyFRN@yahoo.com with the title of the event in the subject line, or call 304-232-5600.