Honoring communities that go above and beyond in supporting families.
What is a Caring Community?
All types of communities can be caring communities – from neighborhoods, to schools, to families and other groups. At the heart of prevention, caring communities reduce family isolation, which is a major factor in childhood abuse and neglect. They reach out with compassion to stressed families and children, decreasing the negative effects of stress and helping neighbors connect to crucial support services.
We are honored to announce the five recipients of the 2015 Caring Community Award: Spirit Lake Home Visiting Program, Team Kaizen, Kenmare Safe Community Coalition, HIT, Inc., and Turtle Mountain Home Visiting Program. Thank you for all you do for children, families, and communities!
|Spirit Lake Home Visiting Program offers parent mentoring to families with young children. (Pictured with Governor Dalrymple)||Team Kaizen offers youth positive life choices through running and mentoring.|
|Kenmare Safe Community Coalition brings the community together to improve services for families.||HIT, Inc., offers training on positive communication across abilities.|
|Turtle Mountain Home Visiting Program offers parent mentoring to families with young children. (Pictured with Indian Affairs Commissioner Scott Davis)||Senator Richard Marcellais of Turtle Mountain Presented a Special Award to Turtle Mountain Home Visiting Program.|
|As Governor Dalrymple signed the Proclamation declaring April "Child Abuse Prevention Month," five North Dakota entities received PCAND's Caring Community Award. Congratulations to Charles Hall Youth Services, Cass County Social Services, Fargo Cass Nurse-Family Partnership, Sources of Strength, and Specialized Child/Family Services Unit of West Central Human Service Center. These communities give us great hope for North Dakota's children and families. To learn more, you can read the Bismarck Tribune story and tune into the the KFYR-TV coverage. Thank you to all the caring communities across North Dakota.||Fargo Cass Nurse-Family Partnership, recipient of a 2014 Caring Community Award, was featured in the Nurse-Family Partnership "NewsLink" spring issue. Thank you for all of your hard work in strengthening North Dakota families.|