Take A Kindness Pledge:
We can all take a pledge today. To be kinder, nicer and just supportive of our children and teens. And what better time than the month of April which is the National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect:
First let us understand the protective factors to prevent child abuse and neglect?
Protective factors are conditions or attributes in individuals, families, and communities that promote the health and well-being of children and families. By using a protective factors approach, child welfare professionals and others can help parents find resources and supports that emphasize their strengths while also identifying areas where they need assistance, thereby reducing the chances of child abuse and neglect.
Protective Factor 1:
Nurturing and attachment
Protective Factor 2:
Knowledge of parenting for child and youth development
Protective Factor 3:
Protective Factor 4:
Protective Factor 5:
Concrete supports for parents
Protective Factor 6:
Social and emotional competence of children
Read more HERE.
Engage To Foster Nurture And Attachment:
Messages like these can guide our conversations with our children.
Example 1: “We Love Each Other.” (Nurturing and Attachment)
What can you do each day to make your child feel loved? Find questions like these in the Conversation Guides that will help you have engaging conversations with caregivers about protective factors.
Example 2: “I Can Choose What Works Best For My Children.” (Knowledge of Parenting)
Parenting is tough! Knowledge of parenting and child development is an important protective factor.
Example 3: “I Can Find Help For My Family.” (Concrete Support)
All families need help sometimes and asking for help shows strength. Engage caregivers in discussions about finding resources that best fits the needs of their family.
Example 4: “I Can Help My Child Learn Social Skills.”(Social/Emotional Competence)
Children with strong social skills get along better with others. Parents are their child’s first and most important teacher.
Spread The Word:
Each one of us has a voice. Together we can create massive awareness to this campaign and build a nurturing environment for our future.
Put your own logo or message on a customizable, National Child Abuse Prevention Month special edition of a “WE CAN Work to End Child Abuse and Neglect” graphic. Make it clear that thriving children and families depend on community support. Share your customized graphic in your email newsletter and on your social media pages!
Sample Social Media Posts:
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, let’s make a commitment to trying something new. Let’s transform the ways that we work together to preserve and support families! #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies
When we invest in children, we are investing in our communities. This April, help us bring attention to all the different ways we can help children and families thrive. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies
The most important thing we can do to help children thrive is to support families before they reach a crisis. Learn more during #ChildAbusePreventionMonth.
In April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month encourages communities to educate and increase awareness about the importance of child and family well-being.
Let’s work together to commit to effective strategies that support families and prevent child abuse and neglect.
The single most important thing we can do is support families all year long in ways that promote and build upon their strengths and enable them to care for their children safely before maltreatment is even a possibility. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies
Hear the stories directly from parents on why easy and equitable access to prevention resources is key to helping them best care for their children. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies
The more adverse childhood experiences a person has, the greater the risk for negative outcomes later in life. Learn how you can build resilience in the families
you serve to mitigate the effects of child maltreatment. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies
Conversation Guides include worksheets for caregivers and key points to consider in helping families build skills and care for their children safely before maltreatment
is a possibility. Use them in English and Spanish. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies
Cited Works: These notes have been adapted from a comprehensive toolkit available at the NCAPM (National Child Abuse Prevention Month) website.
Disclaimer: Hey guys, please note. Not all the above links are free services and FutureSTRONG Academy doesn’t get paid for these putting these resources here.
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For Your Spiritual, Mental And Psychological Wellness
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