Child Abuse Prevention Month Tool Kit
Since 1983, April has been National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The observance serves to educate parents and the community about warning signs of child abuse and neglect, helping resources and to reinforce that the safety and well-being of children is a shared community responsibility.
New online resources for service providers and families
- ADD * CDC Act Early: Children with special needs are at higher risk for child abuse and neglect. New resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention help screen for developmental delays and are applicable to Family Advocacy Program professionals and/or partners. Check out “Amazing Me” for parents, “Watch Me!” for early care and education providers, and Autism Case Training Online continuing education course for Exceptional Family Member Program and health care professionals.
- Just in Time Parenting: Get research-based information military families can use when you need it with Just In Time Parenting.
- Kids.gov: Let your kids create, play and learn in a safe place online
- Zero to Three Application: New parenting app helps increase Family Advocacy Program outreach to busy parents of young children. If you’re tired of the mealtime meltdown, grocery store grumps or bedtime blues, check out this new parenting app from Zero To Three.
- http://militaryparenting.dcoe.mil/: Parent Education: Improve your parenting skills with an online parenting course developed especially for military and veteran parents.
Find out more about signs of abuse and healthy parenting with the following Military OneSource resources:
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Follow these tips for recognizing signs of stress and what to do about it.
This two-hour webinar will explore current research findings linked to burnout and wellness for mental health clinicians. The presentation will include burnout prevention and wellness strategies used to promote a more mindful work-life balance. Continuing education units are available.
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