Blog Archives

Traumatic Experiences: Supporting Children

May is a time to highlight mental health and this year we are sharing resources for parents and caregivers on how to help children cope after traumatic experiences.
Every child responds to trauma differently but if left unaddressed, there are potential negative impacts can last a lifetime if proper support and intervention is not available. … Continue reading

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month and we are using this time to dive into why prevention matters, what prevention really looks like, and how parents, caregivers, and community members can help protect children.
Why Does Prevention Matter? … Continue reading

CSAM: Understanding the Topic and Prevention Tips for Caregivers

Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), or child pornography, is any content that shows sexually explicit activities involving children. CSAM can include photographs, videos, digital or computer-generated images. This type of material used to be called child pornography (the legal term), but because the word pornography implies consent, … Continue reading

Sip & Support: Passport for Prevention

First Annual Sip & Support: Passport for Prevention Fundraiser Event!
How to Get Your Passport
Passports are $25
Additional Raffle Sheets are $5

You can buy your passport here:

Make sure you put “Sip & Support” in the comments section. … Continue reading

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

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

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