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ProKids Board President Calls on Community in Enquirer


In a May 15 Cincinnati Enquirer editorial, ProKids Board President Tom Cuni called on the community to stand up for children. Here is the text of his comments: Sunday’s Cincinnati Enquirer editorial put it this way: Outrage is easy. The Editorial Board was referring to the reaction readers expressed about the death of 2-year-old Glenara Bates,

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From Fort Mitchell to Mason, Harrison to Anderson


During National Volunteer Month, ProKids is saluting its CASA Volunteers by posting yard signs where they live. While our volunteers are honored to be given this “shout out,” we hope that passersby will see the signs and want to learn more about ProKids too.

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Time for Guys to Step Up to the Plate


Men are invited to get into the lineup at a special ProKids Man Up event Thursday, April 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. to learn more about how being a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate can work in busy lives. More than half of the abused and neglected children ProKids serves are male, so men

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Board Leadership Changes for 2015-17


ProKids named its Board of Trustees officers for 2015-17. Thomas L. Cuni, a partner at Cuni, Ferguson & LeVay, will serve as president. John M. Hands, a partner at Ulmer & Berne, will serve as president-elect. Other officers include T.D. Hughes,Trustee/Advisor LaRosa’s Pizzeria, as treasurer and community volunteer Michelle Setzer as secretary.  

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What Do We Know About Childhood Trauma?


We are learning more every day about trauma and its impact on our children. There are a number of resources about childhood trauma here. This TED talk is an extraordinary discussion of what a pediatrician has found to be true about how abuse, neglect and family violence impacts our most vulnerable citizens.

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ProKids Honored by Museum Center


ProKids was proud to be honored Saturday, February 7, at the Cincinnati Museum Center. More than 500 children and adults came together in the Union Terminal rotunda to celebrate those in our community who work to benefit the lives of children. ProKids was selected as the small non-profit Difference Maker of the year at the

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Children’s Hospital, Mayerson Center Studying Kids’ Injuries


Thanks to a state grant, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children will be studying sentinel injuries in children: small injuries that can indicate child abuse. http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/01/08/study-sentinel-injuries-targets-child-abuse/21460625/

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Appica Brightens ProKids


Thanks to volunteers from Appica, the lobby and stairway got a new coat of paint this month. Thank you so much for your hard work and support! Appica is one of ProKids’ long-term supporters, providing IT expertise and creative web solutions.  

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ProKids Celebrates Its Community Support


ProKids celebrated a number of its supporters at its annual November Soiree. ProKids depends on the energy of its volunteers and the generosity of its donors to serve more than 500 abused and neglected children each year in Hamilton County. By recruiting, training and supporting volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), ProKids works to keep

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