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It Takes Courage To Report

September 4, 2018 Uncategorized

 

To make a child abuse or neglect report, please call the DCF care line at 1-800-842-2288

Summer Safety

May 22, 2018 Uncategorized

Summer is quickly approaching, check out these tips published by the CDC to help keep kids safe while enjoying all that summer has to offer!

https://www.cdc.gov/family/kids/summer/index.htm

Collaboratives That Can Ease Childhood Trauma

April 13, 2018 Uncategorized

What is a child advocacy center? Where did they come from? What purpose do they serve? Why do children need the services they provide? If you have ever wondered, check out this link to CityLab’s article to help share the story of Children’s Advocacy Centers.

Click HERE

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

April 11, 2018 Uncategorized

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

“Exposure to trauma during childhood can dramatically increase people’s risk for 7 out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the U.S.—including high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer—and it’s crucial to address this public health crisis, according to Harvard Chan alumna Nadine Burke Harris, MPH ’02.”

Watch her TED talk HERE

 

Craigslist Shuts Down Personals Section

April 9, 2018 Uncategorized

Craigslist Shuts Down Personals Section After Congress Passes Bill On Sex Trafficking

US Congress just passed HR 1865, “FOSTA,” seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties (users) misuse online personals unlawfully. The Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, is meant to crack down on the sex trafficking of children.

Click HERE to read more

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is here!

April 6, 2018 Uncategorized

Are you looking for a way to get involved and prevent child abuse in your community? Our 5th Annual Pinwheel Event: Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention is on the horizon. Mark your calendars for April 18, 2018 and spread the word.

#NationalChildAbusePreventionMonth

The Power of a Pinwheel

April 5, 2018 Uncategorized

Pinwheels themselves can represent many diverse topics. Many see them as an instruments to turn obstacles into opportunities. They are also the national symbol for child abuse prevention. During the month of April, community members use pinwheels as a visible show of support for keeping children in our community safe. Have you ever noticed blue and silver pinwheel’s in your community?

#NationalChildAbusePreventionMonth

Just a few days left until National Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 30, 2018 Uncategorized

April 1st marks the start of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since 1983, April has been designated as the month when communities around the nation come together to prevent child maltreatment and enhance children’s well-being. This month also reminds us, how important it is for families and communities to work together to prevent child abuse and neglect.

What will you do this month to help support children and families in your community? Let us know in the comments below!

#NationalChildAbusePreventionMonth

Join Us On April 18th For Our 5th Annual Pinwheel Event!

March 15, 2018 Uncategorized

SAVE THE DATE!

March 6, 2018 Uncategorized

 

5th Annual Pinwheel Event: Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

April 18th 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

New Haven Green 

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