Alameda County Child Abuse Prevention Council

April Child Abuse Prevention Month
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JOIN US IN HONORING APRIL
AS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH



During the month of April, we are asking you to wear a blue ribbon. The tradition began when a grandmother lost her beloved grandchild at the hands of her daughter's boyfriend. She wanted to bring attention to the death of her grandchild, symbolized by the wearing of a simple blue ribbon.

Each of us can join in honoring all children and in promoting the prevention of child abuse and neglect. If you would like to learn more about our services join our council or become a volunteer. Please call. Together we can make this world a safer place for our children.

Child Abuse Prevention Council
Office 510-670-9764

2005 Child Abuse Prevention Council

Blue Ribbon Campaign

It Only Takes A Minute.....


Section I ---Introduction
Table of contents

Evaluation

What Is Child Abuse
What is Child Abuse Prevention


Section II ---Call to Action

Reporting Poster

It Only Takes A Minute

Personal Action Plan for Children and Students

Help Kids: How to Tell About Abuse
Stay Safe: Personal Safety Tips for Children
April 2005 Parent Activity Calendar
April 2005 Teacher/Child Care Provider Calendar

 

Section III--A Call to Educate
Real Moments In America For Children

Statistics for Child Abuse and Neglect

Information for Reporting Child Abuse
Child Abuse and Neglect: Protection and Prevention
Child Abuse Reporting Flyer

 

Section IV-Keep Our Children Safe
Learning to Use the Potty
Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
Keeping Kids Safe: Safety Is Where Children Are
Keeping Kids Safe: Children and Water
Safety in the Game
Protect Children from Bullying
Prevent Abuse of Children with Special Needs
Tips for Teen Parenting
Help for Parents of Teenagers: Understanding Conflict
 

 

Section V---Keep Our Families Safe
Is Your Child Using Drugs? How to Find Out
Parental Alcohol or Drug Problems and Child Maltreatment
Messages to Children of Parents Who are Substance Abusers
Impact of Family Violence on Children
Prevent and Stop Family Violence

 

Section VI---Five R's of Prevention

Home Alone/Emergency Information
Tips for Parenting Your Child with Special Needs
Proud Winners/Gracious Losers-Kids, Parents and Sports
Rise Above the Violence
Keeping Children Safe
Asking For Help to Be a Good Parent Is a Sign of Good Sense
Parenthood: Gifts You Give Your Child
For A Child Alone In a Car A Few Minute Can Be and Eternity
Quiz/What It Take To Be A Dad

 

Section VII--- 123 of Positive Parenting Tips 1-25
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10 TIPS
FOR STRESS-LESS
PARENTING

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1. Take time out each day to do something for yourself, exercise stretching, listening to soothing music, reading or meditation are some proven ways to reduce stress

2. If you are feeling overwhelmed arrange for someone outside help so you can manage all aspects of your life more effectively

3. Keep your sense of humor when things don't go as planned, no one's a perfect parent- or a perfect child

4. Accept that a child sometimes make mistakes are inconsistent, and act thoughtlessly- this is part of being a child

5. Count to 10 before you react when you get angry

6. Ease tension with a human touch- share a hug, hold hands, or give a pat on the back

7. Listen to your child and show you value your conversation. Good communication can prevent conflict and stress

8. Schedule in family fun and fitness, laughter and physical activity are great stress reducers

9. Spend time with friends talking about your parenting concerns, share your reflections on the joy of parenting

10. Learn how children mature so your expectations for your child are realistic


KEEP YOUR COOL
WITH YOUR KIDS

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KNOW YOUR LIMITS. ACCEPT WHAT YOU CAN'T CHANGE…FOR NOW.

EASE YOUR TENSION. TAKE A WALK. LISTEN TO MUSIC. SPLASH COLD WATER ON YOUR FACE.

ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILDREN'S POSITIVE QUALITIES AND CONSTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS.

PHONE A FRIEND. IT HELPS TO SHARE YOUR CONCERNS AND TALK THINGS OUT.

YOUR EXAMPLE HELPS YOUR CHILDREN LEARN TO HANDLE ANGER.

OPT FOR THE COUNTING CURE IF NEEDED. COUNT TO 10…20…OR 100.

USE YOUR KITCHEN TIMER FOR "TIME OUT" BEFORE DISCIPLINING.

REMEMBER THAT EVERYONE SLIPS UP AT TIMES, INCLUDING YOUR CHILDREN.

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS; THESE INCLUDE THE CHILDREN YOU LOVE.

ORGANIZE THE TIME AWAY FROM YOUR CHILDREN SO YOU ENJOY YOUR TIMES TOGETHER.

OUT OF IDEAS TO HANDLE ANGER? CONSIDER PARENTING CLASSES.

LEARN WHICH "COOL DOWN" METHODS WORK BEST FOR YOU AND USE THEM.


SELF ESTEEM

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Support your child's goals and ideas, even if they differ from yours.

Encourage your child to make his or her own choices.

Let your child be responsible for whatever he or she is ready to contribute to the family.

Focus on your child's strengths and assets and praise positive behavior.

Educate your child that effort counts, just as much as final products.

Set reasonable limits and follow through on them so your child knows that he or she is considered capable of handling limits.

Try asking for your child's opinions and decisions.

Expect positive results from everything your child does, and accept failure as well as success.

Express your feelings and encourage your child to do the same without fear of judgement.

Make it clear that you love your child as he or she is.


WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU SEE
ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR IN PUBLIC

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Remember that most parents love their kids and want to do a good job parenting

Sympathize with a parent, "Looks like you are having a rough time"

Don't criticize; It can make things worse

Offer to help in small ways: carry groceries, watch the cart, help with other children

Talk to the child if you can, " It looks like you are tired"

Find something positive to say about the child

Remember that humor can help defuse a tense situation, "Kids can be a handful"

Take action if necessary for the physical safety of the child. Alert a store manager or CALL 911

ALAMEDA COUNTY
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL
510-670-9764
CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE
510-259-1800

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