TO THE LEAST OF THESE
Child abuse is a topic that tugs at my heart. As a survivor of child abuse, I know how tough it is to need help but not know what to do and where to turn and who to trust. Through spiritual guidance, mentoring, prayer, supportive family and friends, and learning to love and accept myself, I was able to get through difficult times.
Below are resources to help answer questions that may gnaw at you. My desire is that these resources will point you in the right direction and give you relief, help, healing, comfort, peace, and hope as you move forward in life. If you need a listening ear or mentoring, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Rhovonda Brown, CEO of The Pillar of Hope, Inc.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Prevention Resource Guide Download
The 2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide recognizes that there are actions we can take as a society and within communities, organizations, and families to address the root causes of child abuse and neglect. The child abuse prevention guide seeks to highlight the innovative ways that communities around the country are doing purposeful prevention work to help children and families thrive. The protective factors have always been central to the Resource Guide. A protective factors approach focuses on positive ways to engage families by emphasizing their strengths, in addition to identifying areas where they have room to grow with support. Focusing on protective factors helps children, youth, and families build resilience and contributes to positive outcomes.. - Child Welfare Information Gateway
PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT
CDC’s fact sheet that includes definitions, consequences, and prevention strategies for preventing child abuse and neglect. -CDC
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Child abuse and violence affect millions of children each year. Child abuse includes physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. - AACAP
THE NATIONAL COALITION TO PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE & EXPLOITATION
The Six Pillars of Prevention is a guiding document that outlines six critical components to the prevention of abuse. With the release of this document, the Prevention Coalition is hoping to build a dialogue around the creation of a comprehensive policy agenda to benefit children and prevent sexual abuse.
Explaining that there is no one policy that can combat child sexual abuse and exploitation, the Prevention Coalition chose instead to identify six areas in which policies can have the most impact on prevention. - The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation
STOP IT NOW!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused many families to be isolated at home, Stop It Now! is sharing tools and strategies for navigating these unprecedented times, while keeping children's sexual safety a priority. - Stop It Now
The 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help individuals and organizations in every community strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development. - Child Welfare Information Gateway
STAY UP TO DATE ON YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATIONS
Have your scheduled an appointment for your child's immunizations? Are you behind and need to catch up? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an Immunization Schedule that you can download. Keep your family healthy by staying on top of all vaccinations. Click the button below to download the CDC Vaccine Schedules.
GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT BREASTFEEDING?
What's the best way to hold my infant when I breastfeed? Should I take medicine while breastfeeding? Which is best, formula or breast milk?
Have those questions answered and more. Download "Your Guide to Breastfeeding" created by the Office on Women's Health. The sixty page guide will help you the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding your baby. For more information visit womenshealth.gov.