“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. All through the year, with a highlight in April, it is vital that we come together to increase awareness about child and family well-being.
As parents and caregivers it is important to understand the long-lasting effect that childhood experiences have in one’s life.
The following strategies and tools may be helpful to you as you create positive childhood experiences.
- Watch a video from the CDC to learn more: What Are Child Abuse and Neglect?
- Read Child Abuse Prevention Guidelines, from Childhelp
- Browse this comprehensive list of parenting resources from National Children’s Advocacy Center
- Get inspired with these positive parenting strategies from ZERO TO THREE:
Reach Out for Help
If you or someone you know is in crisis:
- Text SHARE to 741741 for a free and confidential text conversation with crisis counselors.
- Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233
- Report Child Abuse and Neglect in Ohio: 855-O-H-CHILD (855-642-4453).
Activities for Building Resilience
Creating safe, stable nurturing relationships are the key to helping kids overcome life’s challenges. Joining Forces for Children developed five tip sheets that outline easy, every day actions that help children build resiliency and develop strong, stable relationships.
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