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
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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 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
Transitioning back to school can be stressful for a child and their caregivers, especially if it’s a new start or new school. Children who are sensitive or have development delays may need extra time to adjust to the new schedule, routine, … Continue reading
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
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
May is a time to highlight mental health and this year we are focusing on the importance of mental health as a protective factor against child abuse. The Child Welfare Information Gateway defines protective factors as “conditions or attributes in individuals, … Continue reading
Join us this month in raising awareness and taking action to prevent child abuse. Each year at the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara we see hundreds of children reported as victims of abuse and neglect right here in Niagara County. There are a number of ways you can help our center and the children in our community. … Continue reading
Most people don’t realize that Shaken Baby Syndrome is the leading cause of head trauma deaths in children under the age of 5 in the United States. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) happens when someone violently shakes a baby causing bleeding around the brain. … Continue reading
Youth spend much of their free time on phones, online and gaming devices. While most of their interactions with others are harmless, we know many youths get exploited each year. In December of 2022, the FBI released a statement indicating that sextortion cases are on the rise, … Continue reading