30 Days of Prevention

Share with your friends and co-workers or print out to hand out! A post will be added every day in April for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Also be sure to check out our Media Tool Kit for extra information regarding Pinwheels for Prevention, Child Abuse Prevention Month and our 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline information: http://abuse.publichealth.gsu.edu/pca-media-toolki/

 

It is official CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH (CAPM)! Everyone can participate individually or as a part of a larger organization. Most of our post will be about prevention and building parental skills, or community capacity to help families thrive. During CAPM we typically like to focus on positive messages, which we will, however today we will focus on the problem that the whole month has been dedicated to trying and prevent, child maltreatment. Here are the latest statistics from Child Maltreatment 2014

More on Georgia Statistics

Print Fact Sheet 

Cost of Child Maltreatment 

Child Maltreatment 2014 

2014 Child Fatality Report 

Georgia Definitions of Maltreatment  

http://www.bbbgeorgia.org/

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Better Brains for Babies (BBB) is a grouping of organizations that work in the public and private spheres to bring focus to the importance of brain development in Georgia’s infants and  young children. BBB’s vision for Georgia’s young is that they all grow up in secure and enriching environments that give them the highest potential for healthy development. BBB works toward this vision through four outlets: the development of science-based education programs on brain development, training of volunteers to disseminate these programs, advocacy to support practices and policies in Georgia that affect childhood brain development and evaluation of the impact of their educational programs.

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@PCAGeorgia partner BBB promotes #HEALTHYCHILDHOODS thru brain development research! http://tinyurl.com/zvyq5qz

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Did you know that stress can both help and hurt infant and child brain development? Positive stress describes everyday stressors that, when experienced by babies, help develop healthy neurological response patterns. Toxic stress, also referred to as chronic stress, seriously inhibits child brain development, leaving lasting negative effects on the brain. @BetterBrainsforBabies education programs teach the difference between and effects of these types of stress. April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and we need YOUR help to  spread  the word! You can SHARE this post, COMMENT about a time you experienced positive stress, or LIKE @BetterBrainsforBabies and @PCAGeorgia’s pages!

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Better Brains for Babies (BBB) works to create #happychildren through #childadvocacy and #research. Help #PreventChildAbuseGerogia spread the word about BBB during #capmonth! Remember, #healthychildren lead to #healthyfamilies and #vibrantcommunities !! #capmonth  #pinwheel #preventchildabuseamerica

http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6243681/k.86C/Child_Sexual_Abuse_Prevention_Training.htm

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Stewards of Children is a research-driven child abuse training program, designed for professionals who work with children. The training program works to improve attitudes and change child protective behaviors. Stewards of Children differentiates its training technique from similar programs through its emphasis on real-world applicable examples to further understanding. The training program elicits knowledge from survivors of abuse and experts with experience working with families and children who have experienced abuse to give those taking the course a complete picture of child abuse prevention.

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1in10 children experience sexual abuse by 18. Prevention helps. Find out how: http://bit.ly/1kHWYMV @Darkness2Light

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1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse by the time they turn 18. Prevention programs can help shrink this alarming statistic. @PCAGeoriga would like to highlight @Darkness2Light ‘s sexual abuse training program, Stewards of Children,  during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Visit http://bit.ly/1kHWYMV to learn more about @Darkness2Light and Stewards for Children. SHARE the link to help spread the word and help stop child abuse before it starts.

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1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse by the time they turn 18. Help #preventchildabusegeorgia and #darkness2light spread the word about #StewardsofChildren, a #training program to help professionals recognize and report abuse: http://bit.ly/1kHWYMV #capmonth #pinwheels #preventchildabuseamerica #weallplayarole

Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training (HRMET)

http://www.fcs.uga.edu/nermen/hrmet-impact

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The Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training is a resource provided by the University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The training helps families create stronger relationships, following the research-backed idea that healthy and happy families lead to healthy and happy children.

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Married/engaged? Check out @FACSUGA ‘s HRMET http://bit.ly/1ooFIAg for tips on improving ur relationship! @PCAGeorgia & @PCAAmerica

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Research shows that a conflicted marriage/parental relationship can have negative effects on a child’s development. UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences houses a network and training to help build healthy familial relationships and combat this effect on Georgia's children. Join @PCAGeorgia and support Child Abuse Prevention Month this April by spreading the word about the services provided by the Healthy Relationships and Marriage Education Network and Training: http://bit.ly/1ooFIAg

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Creating a #happyfamily takes work, and #UGA ‘s College of Family and Consumer Sciences is here to help! Check out the Healthy Relationships and Marriage Education Training, #research based training to improve #families and help create #happychildren! http://bit.ly/1ooFIAg #capmonth #preventchildabusegeoriga #preventchildabuseamerica #pinwheel #weallplayarole

 Bullying Prevention Toolkit: Georgia Board of Education

https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Bullying-Prevention-Toolkit.aspx

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The Georgia Department of Education has put together an online toolkit for bullying prevention. The toolkit can be used by professionals who work with children to help recognize and moderate bullying. There are various links to trainings and reports on bullying, as well as literature on the current statistics of bully and its psychological effects.

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We can stop bullying thru education and prevention! Visit http://bit.ly/1RUR3mg for more info @PCAGeorgia @gaDOEnews

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Bullying is an issue in our Georgia schools, but it doesn’t have to be.  The Georgia Department of Education has put together a toolkit centered around understanding, eliminating and preventing bullying. Check out the toolkit here, http://bit.ly/1RUR3mg  and begin exploring resources on the prevention of bullying in Georgia’s schools!

Stephanie V. Blank Center for Child Safety and Protection Trainings

http://www.choa.org/childrens-hospital-services/child-protection-center/prevention-and-training/csec-cbt-intro-materials

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Children’s Hospital of Atlanta offers free online computer-based training materials for individuals or organizations, introducing various topics surrounding child abuse, including neglect, sex trafficking and more. General certificates are available, as well as specialized certificates for those who work in healthcare, social work and private industries.

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@PCAGeorgia believes Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to protecting Georgia children from abuse. Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) provides free, computer based training materials to help professionals understand and prevent child abuse, neglect and sex trafficking. Access the materials through the link below, and SHARE this post to help spread the word! http://bit.ly/1SwUFbw   #CAPMonth

 Period of Purple Crying

http://purplecrying.info/what-is-the-period-of-purple-crying.php

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The Period of Purple Crying is an educational program used to help new parents look at their baby’s cries differently. The Period of Purple Crying describes the time from 2 weeks-about 4 months of age when babies cry most often and most convincingly. This time can be stressful for parents, as the baby adjusts to life outside of the womb. The Period of Purple Crying helps parents better understand the mechanisms behind this trying period, so that they can better understand their baby’s needs.

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At some point, all new parents may wonder, “WHY does my baby cry so much?!” The Period of Purple Crying educational program is designed to help parents answer this very question, as well as cope with the period from 2 weeks to about 4 months when their baby is experiencing the normal, developmental stage of “Purple Crying.” Check out the resources available to parents below, and let the parents you know and love in of the Period of Purple Crying, so that they can better understand their new baby’s needs! http://bit.ly/1W76Y3S 

Check out our 1-800-CHILDREN Poster, you can print it out for your office   or request us to mail you one, jwalsh10@gsu.edu!

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Baby Talk: Resources to Support the People
Who Work With Infants and Toddlers

Link to PDF  

May 2016 Baby resource

http://fpg.unc.edu/presentations/babytalk

Saturday, April 30th, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), "Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds - more than 2,750 tons-of pills." To find a collection site near you, to learn more and for promotional materials.

http://www.dea.gov/take-back/takeback-news.shtml

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The US is the only developed nation that doesn't guarantee paid leave for new moms. So when coke announced they are going to give new dads PAID time off, we consider this a BIG WIN for Dads!! Hopefully other companies and our nation will follow...

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http://www.myajc.com/news/business/coke-to-give-new-dads-paid-time-off/nq35Y/

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