Champions for Children 2019

In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Child Advocacy Center of Putnam County and the Friends of Putnam CAC, Inc. are proud to present the 3rd annual Champions for Children Breakfast.

PUTNAM COUNTY GOLF COURSE
187 HILL ST, MAHOPAC, NY 10541
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019
FROM 8:00 – 10:00 AM
REGISTRATION STARTS AT 7:30 AM
TICKETS ARE $25 IN ADVANCE AND $30 AT THE DOOR



Speaker, author, and former District Attorney Mark Yarbrough’s personal story of burnout became the basis for his motivational presentation and book “Give ‘em the F.I.N.G.E.R.!” He addresses the struggle of burnout offering powerful, practical, and hilarious insights to help people understand and re-engage in their lives.  Mark’s enthusiasm is infectious, his story is powerful, and his dynamic presentation and real-world tools are a must for anyone in a helping profession.

This year’s Champion for Children honorees are Putnam County foster parents Dale and Dolores Bettcher who, since 1987, have opened their hearts and home to more than 60 foster children. “Dale and Dolores Bettcher are deeply committed to serving the children of Putnam County with sensitivity, compassion and professionalism, and have worked tirelessly to aid our most vulnerable population,” said Marla Behler, program coordinator of the Child Advocacy Center. “For more than 30 years Dale and Dolores have set the standard for excellence in this county and been an example of the tremendous impact that foster families have on the lives of many children.”

“Child abuse is preventable,” said Chris York, president of the Friends of the Putnam CAC, Inc, an independent non-profit whose mission is to support and promote The Child Advocacy Center of Putnam County. “Each day people make choices that will change the outcome of not only their lives, but the lives of others. Working together as a community we can do much to protect kids and give them the happy safe childhoods they deserve.”