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Local Press Release Template

Fill-in-the-Blank News Release for Local Task Forces or CHDs
“It’s Your Turn to Make a Difference for a Child”


For Release: _____, 2011
Contact: (Administrator’s Name, Title)
(Telephone #)

____ County Health Department/Task Force Launches Local Child Abuse Prevention Campaign
“It’s Your Turn to Make a Difference for a Child”!

_____County Health Department/CAP Committee has launched a community public awareness campaign in observance of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “It’s Your Turn to Make a Difference for a Child.” Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed each April since the first presidential proclamation in 1985.

(Organization) wants to focus on the small positive actions that each of us can take to help raise safe, healthy, resilient children. Statewide, local Child Abuse Prevention Committees will be hosting prevention campaigns and events, such as the “Building Blue Ribbon Trees for Kids” campaign to raise awareness of this important issue and to urge community members to get involved and “take a turn”.

Local Child Abuse Prevention Month activities during April include the following:

(List date, time, location of local activities and a brief description.)  ______________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

(Include a description about your organization or committee, its mission, history and contact information to recruit volunteers etc.) ______________________________________________________________________________.



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