Strengthening Families <ul><li>A new framework for the prevention </li></ul><ul><li>of child abuse & neglect. </li></ul>
A New Prevention Framework <ul><li>Suitable for universal, positive approach to families (no “risk” factors or deficit app...
Protective Factors Parental Resilience Social Connections Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development Concrete Support in...
 
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development <ul><li>Basic information about how children develop </li></ul><ul><li>Basic ...
Parental Resilience <ul><li>Psychological health; parents feel supported and able to solve problems; can develop trusting ...
Social Connections <ul><li>Relationships with extended family, friends, co-workers, other parents with children of similar...
Social & Emotional Development of Children <ul><li>Connection between normal development and positive parent child interac...
Concrete Support  in Times of Need <ul><li>Response to a crisis: food, shelter, clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with...
If you suspect abuse… <ul><li>WV Child Protective Services  </li></ul><ul><li>Toll-free 24-hour Hotline: </li></ul><ul><li...
Online Resources <ul><li>http://www.preventchildabusewv.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.preventchildabusewv.org/docs/It_S...
For more information contact: <ul><li>Jim McKay </li></ul><ul><li>State Coordinator, Prevent Child Abuse WV </li></ul><ul>...
The solution of all adult problems tomorrow depends in large measure upon the way our children grow up today. -- Margaret ...
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This presentation provides an overview of a new approach to child abuse prevention focused on Strengthening Families by building family protective factors. Presented to WV Head Start Association Annual Conference on Nov. 18, 2009.

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Strengthening Families Overview

  1. 1. Strengthening Families <ul><li>A new framework for the prevention </li></ul><ul><li>of child abuse & neglect. </li></ul>
  2. 2. A New Prevention Framework <ul><li>Suitable for universal, positive approach to families (no “risk” factors or deficit approach) </li></ul><ul><li>Able to be communicated easily to all audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Based on hard evidence </li></ul>
  3. 3. Protective Factors Parental Resilience Social Connections Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development Concrete Support in Times of Need Social and Emotional Development of Children Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention
  4. 5. Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development <ul><li>Basic information about how children develop </li></ul><ul><li>Basic techniques of helping children develop, dealing with challenging behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives to parenting behaviors experienced as a child </li></ul>
  5. 6. Parental Resilience <ul><li>Psychological health; parents feel supported and able to solve problems; can develop trusting relationships with others and reach out for help </li></ul><ul><li>Parents who did not have positive childhood experiences or who are in troubling circumstances need extra support and trustworthy relationships </li></ul>
  6. 7. Social Connections <ul><li>Relationships with extended family, friends, co-workers, other parents with children of similar ages </li></ul><ul><li>Community norms </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual assistance networks: child care, emotional support, concrete help </li></ul>
  7. 8. Social & Emotional Development of Children <ul><li>Connection between normal development and positive parent child interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate adult response to challenging behaviors, traumatic experiences or when development is not on track </li></ul><ul><li>What quality childcare programs send home to families </li></ul>
  8. 9. Concrete Support in Times of Need <ul><li>Response to a crisis: food, shelter, clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with daily needs: health care, education, job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Services for parents: depression and other mental health issues, domestic violence, substance abuse; </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized services for children </li></ul>
  9. 10. If you suspect abuse… <ul><li>WV Child Protective Services </li></ul><ul><li>Toll-free 24-hour Hotline: </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-352-6513 </li></ul>
  10. 11. Online Resources <ul><li>http://www.preventchildabusewv.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.preventchildabusewv.org/docs/It_Shouldnt_Hurt.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.strengtheningfamilies.net </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.onetoughjob.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cdc.gov/parents/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zerotothree.org </li></ul>
  11. 12. For more information contact: <ul><li>Jim McKay </li></ul><ul><li>State Coordinator, Prevent Child Abuse WV </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @TEAM4WVChildren </li></ul><ul><li>http://slideshare.net/PCAWV </li></ul>
  12. 13. The solution of all adult problems tomorrow depends in large measure upon the way our children grow up today. -- Margaret Mead

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