Parents Univeral Resource Experts – Sue Scheff: National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Ouch!  No, the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida! Prevent Child Abuse Florida, the Ounce of Prevention Fund and the Florida Department of Children and Families are launching Pinwheels for Prevention, a national campaign creating a community-wide commitment to make children a priority.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign to engage individuals and communities in actions that prevent child abuse and neglect before it ever begins.

The pinwheel displays in Florida and across the nation are a reminder of our shared responsibility to provide healthy environments and experiences for children. Whether you are a neighbor, teacher, police officer or family member – each of us can, and should, make children a priority by providing positive experiences that promote healthy child development,” said Christie Ferris, Director of Prevent Child Abuse Florida. helps to identify and develop resources to promote the safety and well being of Florida’s children through actions and services to prevent child abuse and the exposure of children to violence.

Healthy Families Florida helps promote positive family-child relationships.  In today’s stressful times, many families are struggling and juggling with finances and taking care of their children.  It is not a secret that parents can reach a breaking point.  There are many resources that can help you through difficult emotional times.  Take the time to reach out if you need help.  In Florida there is also The Children’s Trust Line you can reach out to.

Parents, teachers, daycare providers, and others that work with children, remember education is key.  Learn about recognizing the signs of abuse. Learn about the different types of abuse

Be an educated parent, you will have safer and healthier children.

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