Monday, October 27, 2014

The End of Bullying Begins With You.

We want to remind you that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. We also want to remind you about the PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center and their role in both National Bullying Prevention Month, as well as, bullying prevention activities year round. And we hope you will not only take a look at the PACER's website, but also let us know the role you plan to play in the prevention of bullying in your communities and neighborhoods.     

Monday, October 13, 2014

Prevent Child Abuse America in the news. Child development. A culture of respect. And The State Journal Register.



We want to share an Op-Ed with you written by James M. Hmurovich, President & CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America - here - that ran in The State Journal-Register which is based out of Springfield, IL. We have also pasted an excerpt below.

"What’s critical, then, is to insure parents receive the best and most recent information so they can make informed decisions about what is best for their child.

This is one of the goals of home visitation services like Healthy Families America. These services build upon mutual respect, effective child-rearing strategies, and recognize that parents need, and typically want, information to build a lifelong relationship with their child. This can serve the child and our nation well as the child develops.

Everyone should take the time to learn about services such as Healthy Families America, but I also encourage them to have an effect on the lives of children and their families, including:

* Asking parents we know if they need a break for a few hours to keep stress levels down.

* Volunteering at child- and family-serving organizations to help parents receive services they need.

* Asking corporate leaders, faith organizations and legislators how they can integrate child well-being efforts into their daily lives.

As a nation, we believe that what is best for a child is best left to parental judgment. That works well, provided parents have the best information available. But when it comes to corporal punishment, research is clear that there are more effective disciplinary methods that are age appropriate, contribute to child accountability and promote a healthy parent-child relationship."

Friday, October 3, 2014

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Monday, September 15, 2014

A Culture of Respect, Early Child Development, and the Impact of Abuse.

In response to the Adrian Peterson story, Prevent Child Abuse America released a Statement titled "A Culture of Respect, Early Child Development, and the Impact of Abuse" - hereWe hope you will take a look and let us know if you have any questions. We have also pasted an excerpt below.

"America is home to many cultures that bring many practices to child rearing and knowing what is best for a child is typically best left to a parent. But parents must be aware of disciplinary options that are age appropriate, contribute to holding the child accountable, and promote a healthy parent-child relationship. This is one of the goals of home visitation services like Healthy Families America. These services build upon mutual respect, effective child rearing strategies, and recognize that parents need, and typically want, information to build that life-long relationship."

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Prevent Child Abuse America and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs announce their “Grandparents Give” initiative.

With National Grandparents Day coming this Sunday, September 7th, Prevent Child Abuse America released a statement today announcing our new "Grandparents Give" initiative with the General Federation of Women's Clubs - here. We hope you will take a look and let us know if you have any questions. We have also pasted an excerpt below.

"Together, Prevent Child Abuse America and the General Federation of Women's Clubs will be collecting stories and photos that demonstrate the many ways that grandparents make an impact on the lives of children and families throughout the country. The organizations are asking their members to share these special memories and stories in order to increase awareness of the role that grandparents play in the raising of children."

Monday, August 25, 2014

APSAC's 23rd Annual Colloquium Call for Abstracts.

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is now accepting submissions for its 23rd Annual Colloquium, July 22-25, 2015, at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts. APSAC is soliciting abstracts for training, research and poster presentations. You do not need to be a member to submit your program abstract. For details please go here.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Healthy Children. A Priority for Everyone.

Meet the Healthy Families American Samoa training group.

American Samoa Training group
American Samoa Training Group 
 
With your support, the program will continue to expand into communities where our support is needed! 

Healthy Families sites engage pregnant women, families and parents of children from birth to age 5, by helping them tap into community resources that encourage them to develop the skills they need to raise children who are physically, socially and emotional healthy and ready to learn.


Healthy Families is the only home visiting program that has expanded into all five US territories and the flexible design of the program means that every culture can use this model of home visiting to meet the unique needs of their families. 

This can't be done without you!

You donation today will allow families to participate in this valuable program. You can ensure every child has the opportunity for healthy development.