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Teen Dating Violence

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. According to Love is Respect, 1 in 3 U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with. And nearly half (43%) of U.S. college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors.  … Continue reading

Resiliency, Gratitude, Peace, and Prevention

Resiliency, Gratitude, and Peace. These are our wishes for you this Holiday Season. Prevention is our wish for the children in our community, and you can help make that wish come true!
Resiliency
According to an article published by the Center on the Developing Child from Harvard University, … Continue reading

Nurturing Around the Holidays

Protective factors promote the health and well-bring of children and families. One of the most important protective factors is nurturing. According to the CDC, safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and their caregivers provide a buffer against the effects of potential stressors. … Continue reading

Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month so we are sharing our Special Edition Newsletter that covers tips for safe sleep, overcoming barriers to safe sleep and important information on the “S” in the ABCS of Safe Sleep. Our Newsletter in its entirety can be found here: 2023 October Safe Sleep Newsletter
Tips for Infant Safe Sleep

Always put baby on their back to sleep. … Continue reading

Domestic Violence and Children

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is right around the corner. We are taking a moment to discuss the effects of domestic violence on children.
Domestic violence is violence that occurs between people in a relationship. It can include hitting, kicking, biting, slapping, … Continue reading

10 Strategies for a Safe Summer

It’s time again for our Summer Safety Blog! We’ve included 10 tips below to keep your kids safe this summer.
1. Always be careful around pools and open water.

Go over pool rules with your kids and make sure they know to never get in a pool without an adult. … Continue reading

Strategies for Staying Safe Online

It’s June, Internet Safety Month, and the beginning of summer which is a great time to remind caregivers to talk about online safety with their children.
Did you know – according to a report by THORN, Responding to Online Threats:

1 in 5 minors reported having an online sexual interaction with someone they believed to be an adult
1 in 7 9-12-year-olds reported having an online sexual interaction with someone they believed to be an adult
LGBTQ+ minors were twice as likely to report having an online sexual interaction with someone they believed to be an adult compared with their non-LGBTQ+ counterparts

According to NCMEC, … Continue reading