Keeping Children Safe

“Most parents today express concerns about child abuse, how to recognize it and prevent it.  Perhaps the single greatest deterrent to abuse is communication and talking to children from the time they are very young through adolescence.  Parents who communicate, encourage and model are much more likely to raise strong, empowered children.

Talking to a child about abuse, particularly sexual abuse, is a frightening proposition for many parents.  While this fear is understandable, there are a number of ways parents can talk to children that will help them feel safer and more confident rather than fearful and mistrusting.” International Center for Abuse Prevention, 2017


Links for parents:  

Presenting Child Abuse and Neglect - For Parents   https://www.illinois.gov/dcfs/safekids/prevention/Pages/index.aspx

Parenting to Prevent Abuse ICA (International Center for Abuse Prevention) Website  http://www.internationalcap.org/abuse-neglect-info/parenting-to-prevent-abuse/

Parenting to Prevent Abuse ICAP(International Center for Abuse Prevention) Pamphlet

http://njcap.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Parenting-to-Prevent-Abuse-2017.pdf

Protective Factors to Promote Well-Being

https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/promoting/protectfactors/


 

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