Today marks the third day of #RAKWeek2018! Parents can weeks like these as opportunities to talk to children about the importance of qualities like respect and kindness, helping to grow children’s social and emotional capabilities.
Today kicks off Random Acts of Kindness Week, a few days each February where people across the country are challenged to do something kind for a family member, friend, neighbor or stranger. Just one small act can make a difference and help brighten someone’s day.
Sexual abuse is in the news a lot lately. Due to the recent media reports regarding allegations against Hollywood celebrities, elected officials and the thousands of women telling their own stories through the hashtag #MeToo, there has been a lot of conversation about this problem online, in the paper, or at the watercooler. Each of us can play a role in sexual abuse prevention. Learn what you can do to help here.
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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.
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- Parenting Tip of the Week Parenting Tip of the Week – Teaching Kindness and Respect during #RAKweek2018
- Parenting Tip of the Week Parenting Tip of the Week – Messenger Kids and Keeping Kids Safe on Social Media
- Parenting Tip of the Week Parenting Tip of the Week – Helping Kids Deal with Emotions like Frustration
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.