Child Abuse Prevention Month

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

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APRIL IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

During the month of April, Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois recognizes National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the importance of communities working together to help families thrive and prevent child abuse and neglect. Throughout the year, the Nurseries throughout Illinois continue to increase awareness about child and family well-being and work together to effectively implement protective factors that support and strengthen family relationships.

Protective

Factors

Parental Resilience

The ability to constructively cope with and bounce back from all types of challenges. It is about creatively solving problems, building trusting relationships, maintaining a positive attitude, and seeking help when it's needed. Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength.

Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development

Children thrive when parents provide, not only affection, but also respectful communication, listening, consistent rules/expectations, and safe opportunities that promote independence. Crisis Nurseries in the Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois help to strengthen these skills.

Social & Emotional Competence of Children

Involves the children's ability to form positive relationships with adulta and other children. It's their ability to understand how to act in social situations, how to form attachments to other people, and to experience, regulate, and express their feelings in healthy ways. Crisis Nurseries in the Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois focus on emotional competence in your child. 

Concrete Supports

Families have access to the resources they need to successfully handle the challenges they face. They are better able to handle stressful situations, nurture, and provide for children - even when times are tough. Crisis Nurseries in the Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois provides concrete supports in times of need through diapers, wipes, food, formula, and more.

Social Connections

When parents can build social connections that provide them with support, both parent's and children's lives and well-being are improved. Evidence shows that children's learning, development, and wellness are positively affected when their parent is resilient and connected. Like our Facebook page to find ways to connect with other parents through events happening at the seven (7) Crisis Nurseries throughout Illinois.