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How does the Teach-a-Thon work?

In coordination with Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention month, SFTA and member organizations plan multiple child abuse and neglect prevention trainings throughout the month of April. Trainings are open to our usual audiences of child care providers and families, but also to businesses, police and/or fire departments, hospitals, and other work and community settings. SFTA and member organizations ask our previous and potential donors to contribute towards child abuse and neglect prevention during the month of April to help us increase the number of adults prepared to prevent child abuse and neglect, keeping in mind that even small change can make a big difference in our efforts. Every donor will receive a tax receipt, since all donations made to SFTA are 100% tax-deductible. SFTA strives to build systems and supports that prevent child abuse and neglect and promote quality early childhood experiences for all Wisconsin children. Below are examples of how Teach-a-Thon funds will be used:

  • Provide technical assistance to community-based organizations committed to young children.
  • Support focused advocacy efforts for young children and their families.
  • Build a reserve so that children and families in Wisconsin can always count on SFTA.
  • Fund innovative, local initiatives that have big impacts for young children.

Help us reach our training goal and disseminate vital tools and information about child abuse and neglect prevention. Participate in a child abuse and neglect prevention training by planning one through your work or by attending a planned community training.

Find a Training Near You 

Check out our Training Calendar for upcoming trainings in your area or contact your local CCR&R.

View Upcoming YoungStar Trainings

Can’t attend a training right now?

Help prevent child abuse and neglect in WI by making a donation or becoming a Teach-a-Thon sponsor! Learn more about becoming a sponsor here. To donate by mail, please contact abigail@supportingfamiliestogether.org, or make a one time donation online below. (Please note that our previous donors will receive an envelope to make a donation prior to the Teach-a-Thon’s start).



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