Photo from the Child Abuse Prevetion and Awareness Month press conference of people holding #StandUpForChildrenIdaho cards



April is National Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month and Canyon County is helping spread awareness about this important issue with its 3rd annual Child Abuse Prevention Days pdf. Deputy Prosecutor Erica Kallin was joined today by Prosecutor Bryan Taylor, Sheriff Kieran Donahue, County Commissioner Tom Dale, and other local law enforcement and community leaders tor a press conference to officially kick-off Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month in Canyon County.

Canyon County will also be hosting the 3rd annual Superhero/Child Abuse Prevention March on Saturday, April 22 and everyone is invited to take part. Participants, especially children, are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero (or wear blue) for the march. It will begin at the Caldwell Police Department at 3:00 p.m., and marchers will make their way to Justice Park and then over to the Courthouse where they will plant a garden of blue pinwheels on the front lawn that will remain in place through the end of the month.  The blue pinwheel is the nationally recognized symbol of child abuse prevention.  The pinwheels will be provided to each participant free of charge.  All kids who participate in the superhero walk will receive a prize.  Complimentary hotdogs and snacks will also be available after the march.