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For Release: _________, 2009
Oklahoma Family Week Nov. 22-28, “Connections Count”
Everyone can play a part in preventing child abuse by celebrating Oklahoma Family Week, Nov. 22-28 using the theme “Connections Count” to plan and participate in fun family and community activities. The _______, wants to emphasize that children live better lives when their families are strong, and families are strong when they live in communities that connect them to economic opportunities, social networks, and services.
“These connections include access to reliable transportation, employment opportunities, education, child care, housing, health care and support from community networks and institutions,” said ______________.
Here are some ways you can make “Connections Count”:
According to _____, certain protective factors have been identified to reduce risks, build family capacity for growth, and foster resilience against social problems, and to strengthen the family and community. They include nurturing and attachment, knowledge of parenting, child and youth development, parental resilience to stress or crisis, social connections, and support systems for parents.
“Oklahoma Family Week provides an opportunity for families to celebrate and build on their relationships within the family as well as focusing on positive reinforcement of social networks, actions and words that build strong, nurturing families,” said _____.
For more information about National Family Week across the U.S., visit www.nationalfamilyweek.org. For information about Oklahoma Family Week see the Oklahoma Family Resource Coalition Web site www.ofrcorg/ or contact: ___________________________________________________________________
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Print on your letterhead
Send to radio and TV every other Monday from
Name of your organization
Air Dates: November X - November XX, 200X
Length: :30 seconds
Celebrate Oklahoma Family Week: Connections Count, November XX-XX.
Join people across the country to honor our families and thank the special people
who strengthen families every day:
Oklahoma Family Week is made possible from the work of the Alliance for Children and Families, and the support of The Annie E. Casey Foundation. For more information about planned activities in your city, call your organization at XXX/XXX-XXXX or visit www.ofrc.org.
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