ICAN events aim to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention


In honor of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, Integrated Community Alternatives Network — also known as ICAN — has held a Wear Blue Day, planted Pinwheel Gardens, shared educational pieces through social media and will finish the month with an in person event with speaker Tamaé Memole.

Memole is the Director of the Resilience Leadership and Learning Institute, and will appear at an event taking place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Friday, April 29 at the Robert Mclaughlin College Center at Herkimer College. 

It is free for all attendees and registration is required through Eventbrite the link and more information can be found at: https://bit.ly/3Lk1EYA

Memole — who brings more than 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit and government sectors to her work — will provide an introductory overview of some organizational culture change work that will support healthy work environments for staff - a work environment that strengthens the protective factors of all staff. 

She will discuss the different components of what it takes — and how we all play a role in supporting healthy work culture.

“We continue to step up awareness efforts year after year for Child Abuse Prevention Month because it is imperative that we arm others with education and information to help support great childhoods and eliminate abuse and neglect. We are honored to have Tamaé share her expertise with us and this great topic. Supporting staff in the workplace – especially staff who are direct care working with children and families – is so important to help us do the best work we can for others,” said ICAN’s Director of Transitional Services Lisa Reginelli, in a statement.


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