A scene in a recently released kid’s movie has many parents up in arms over a scene that makes a joke out of sexual abuse. All parents want to protect their children from harm and when pop culture sends the wrong message it makes this job even more difficult. Today’s Parenting Tip is on the topic of grooming and how parents can prevent child sexual abuse.
Last week, a veteran member of the Prevent Child Abuse America Board of Directors was honored in his home state by Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey. We are grateful for the many contributions that Mike Dervos has made to our organization!
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a chance for each of us to recognize and thank the women who raised us. But even on a day that was created to recognize and thank moms, it’s important to remember that being a parent means no days off. So this year, in addition to the bouquets, boxes of chocolates and quality time spent together, we challenge you to think about how you can support moms every single day.
This year during Child Abuse Prevention Month, we’re focusing on three concrete actions that people can do to help prevent child abuse and neglect. Those actions are to:
- Mentor a child or parent
- Advocate for family friendly policies, and
- Donate time or money to a child serving agency.
But why did we choose to focus on these actions? The explanation comes from our social norms research.
Who we are
At Prevent Child Abuse America® , we are proud that 94 cents of every dollar we spend goes directly towards programs that help children and families thrive. Founded in 1972 in Chicago, Prevent Child Abuse America works to promote the healthy development of children and prevent child abuse before it can occur in order to help children to grow up and contribute in their communities. Our 50 state Chapter Network works every day to promote the kind of strategies and activities that make a difference locally as well as nationally and we help nearly 100,000 families a year through our signature Healthy Families America program.
Our Latest Resources
- Parenting Tip of the Week Parenting Tip of the Week – Show Dogs and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
- Parenting Tip of the Week Parenting Tip of the Week – Six Suggested Ideas to Promote Social and Emotional Learning
- Parenting Tip of the Week Parenting Tip of the Week – Strengthening Protective Factors in your Community
We accomplish our work through our signature prevention program Healthy Families America and spread awareness of child abuse prevention through our Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.