Robins’ Nest Prevention and Parent Education Programs educate new parents and provide them with resources and supports to raise healthy babies and ultimately achieve self-sufficiency. Staff in these programs work to encourage protective factors that promote child well-being, reduce risks of child abuse, build family capacity, and foster resilience within a family.
As a member of our caring community, you can help us promote these protective factors both within your own family and in your community. Below is a list of activities courtesy of www.childwelfare.gov that parents and individuals can participate in to help prevent child abuse.
Activities for Parents
- Praise your children often when you see them doing something “good.”
- Teach your child to resolve conflicts peacefully.
- Hold, cuddle, and hug your children often.
- Volunteer at your child’s school.
- Reflect on the parenting you received as a child and how that impacts how you parent today.
- Make time to do something YOU enjoy.
For a full calendar of activities for parents, click HERE.
Activities for Community Leaders and Participants
- Create a community swap event for families to trade items such as books, school supplies, or clothes.
- Collaborate with a business to sponsor a family day or family night at a sporting event.
- Ask local businesses to provide transportation for families to local churches, temples, or mosques.
- Set up a parenting display near the children’s book section at your library. Include information and books on behavior, emotions, etc.
- Ask businesses to consider including parenting tips in their advertising or on product packaging.
- Sponsor a health or job fair.
For a full calendar of activities for community leaders, click HERE.