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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

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

Preventing Head Trauma in Babies

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

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Keep reading to learn about human trafficking, spot the signs, and know how to react if you suspect a youth is being trafficked or sexually exploited.
Make sure you join us on Wednesday, January 11th by wearing BLUE to raise awareness of human trafficking. … Continue reading

Strategies to Help Manage Holiday Stress

The Holidays can be a wonderful time for families, but it can also bring about stress. To help parents and caregivers deal with the demands of the season, we’ve provided a few strategies to help manage holiday stress and practice mindful parenting. … Continue reading

Holiday Giving

Our Child Advocacy Center works year-round to provide a welcoming space for the children who visit our center. We are always in need items, and we hope this season you will choose to include our CAC in your holiday giving.
There are many ways to give and lots of opportunities with Giving Tuesday, … Continue reading

Safe Sleep Awareness Month

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month. Niagara County has lost 13 babies in the last 5 years due to unsafe sleep environments. Safe Sleep not only reduces the risks of SIDS but it reduces the risk of suffocation, entrapment and strangulation. … Continue reading