1. Children need to know that they are special, loved, and capable of following their dreams.
Being a parent isn’t easy. Offer a helping hand take care of the children, so the parent(s) can rest or spend time together.
When the big and little problems of your everyday life pile up to the point you feel overwhelmed and out of control—take time out. Don’t take it out on your kid.
It can be frustrating to hear your baby cry. Never shake a baby—shaking a child may result in severe injury or death.
Ask your community leaders, clergy, library, and schools to develop services to meet the needs of healthy children and families.
Find out whether your local library has parenting resources, and if it does not, offer to help obtain some.
Teaching children, parents, and teachers prevention strategies can help to keep children safe.
Excessively watching violent films, TV programs, and videos can harm young children.
For information about volunteer opportunities, call 1.800.CHILDREN or contact your local Prevent Child Abuse America chapter.
If you have reason to believe a child has been or may be harmed, call your local department of children and family services or your local police department.