Read the 2016 CDC plan to strengthen families, improve care and promote healthy development in order to eliminate child abuse.
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Use the SafeCare parent training program to prevent maltreatment among families with abuse histories.
Educate elementary school children, teachers, parents and communities and promote open discussion among groups in order to catch and prevent perpetrators who commit these crimes.
Learn how to effectively promote school readiness and healthy development in children early on. Use the individualized curricula to promote child success at home and in schools.
Engage in an 8-week program about effective parenting for young children from the American Psychological Association. Learn about ways to prevent violence in the lives of children early on with active involvement and positive discipline.
Introduce lessons of personal safety into a child’s life by teaching them to speak up on their own behalf, assess high-risk situations and ask for help. These tactics aim to equip children with the tools to feel safer and smarter around those they know, those they do not know and in self-care and safety situations. This program is teacher-oriented and is best suited for children in preschool to third grade.
Schedule a workshop for children in order to teach them what is and is not appropriate child-adult contact.
Receive online or in-person training on how to protect children and prevent abuse. Understand your role in child advocacy and learn ways to make an impact in the lives of the children around you.
Access resources for pediatric primary caregivers in order to identify and prevent psychosocial problems early in a child’s life. Learn to seek out risk factors that may put a child in danger and understand the signs of distress and how to address them in a way that strengthens families and promotes pediatric health.
Learn about the prevalence of child abuse and prevention mechanism through adult educational training programs. Find local prevention events to make an impact in your area.