The following management tools are available for download and printing by child abuse prevention service providers to help conduct and promote their programs. Upgrades for Acrobat Reader software are available at no charge at Adobe.com.
Since 1983, April has been National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The observance serves to educate parents and the community about warning signs of child abuse and neglect, helping resources and reinforcing that the safety and well-being of children is a shared community responsibility.
Downloadable information sheets with information about support options for parents, building better relationships and reporting abuse include the following:
There are some important distinctions between domestic abuse and intimate partner violence and adult sexual assault. Learn the precise definition of each and where to get help in this downloadable PDF and PowerPoint.
The toolkit was disseminated to installations worldwide and contains valuable educational resources for service providers working with parents of infants in Family Advocacy Programs, Military Treatment Facilities and National Guard state family programs. The materials are designed to help parents cope with the stress of an infant and inform them of the dangers of shaking. Program materials include:
For teenagers, dating relationships can be both exciting and confusing. What may start out as teasing or harassing behavior in a relationship can set the stage for physical violence. Teens may have difficulty recognizing when a relationship turns abusive. They may think abuse is a normal part of a relationship and may be ill-equipped to handle the confusing emotions. Like their civilian counterparts, military teens are at risk for dating abuse, which includes physical, sexual or emotional abuse in a dating relationship or with a former dating partner. Helping teens learn to develop healthy relationship skills can go a long way to preventing teen dating violence. Click on the link to open a PDF of the fact sheet: