Montrose, COLO.—In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Montrose County and CASA of the Seventh Judicial District invite the public to a free family movie event on Friday, April 28 at 1pm. The event features the family favorite movie Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.
In Montrose County in 2022, 178 children were impacted by child abuse or neglect. The vast majority of these cases involved neglect, but there were also 12 cases of physical abuse and 13 cases of sexual abuse.
“Prevention of child abuse takes a village, and we are fortunate to have a strong village here in Montrose County,” said Montrose County Child Welfare and Adult Protective Services Program Manager Stephanie Holsinger. “Everyone plays a role in helping to prevent child abuse. It is not easy being a parent, but there is never an excuse for child abuse. If parents are overwhelmed or need assistance they can reach out to many community agencies such as Hilltop, Axis Health Center or Montrose County. Child welfare’s goal is to keep families together as long as it is safe for children.”
“We are proud to partner with Montrose County to offer this free, family event to the public,” said Carlton Mason, CEO Casa of the Seventh Judicial District. It is our vision to see a community where children and youth become tomorrow's champions of hope, purpose, and family. Every child is our future."
The movie event is at the Fox Theater at 27 South Cascade Avenue in Montrose. A free pop and popcorn are available to those in attendance. Entrance to the event is on a first-come, first-served basis and all are welcome to attend.