• March/April 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 2

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Prevent Child Abuse America Releases Child Abuse Prevention Packet 2001

Get help planning for Child Abuse Prevention Month--celebrated annually in April--with materials from Prevent Child Abuse America. This year's packet was made possible through funding by Target Stores.

Using the Spring theme of "growth and nurturing," the materials focus on the nurturing of our children and "positive parenting" as an effective tool to prevent child abuse. A flower graphic appears throughout the handouts and is reflected in the activities for kids, including making a scarecrow, planting an avocado, growing pizza ingredients, and coloring a flower garden.

The packet contains the following items:

  • General information: a letter from the President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, an evaluation form, chapter directory, and publications catalog
  • Family resources: fact sheets on developing your baby's intelligence, handling toddlers, phone numbers for kids to call, fun activities for kids, and stickers
  • Community resources: advocacy guidelines, facts about child abuse and neglect, sample child abuse prevention month proclamation, resource directory, and poster
  • Media resources: sample letter to the editor, current national statistics, sample press release.

Prevent Child Abuse America offers the following suggestions for using these resources:

  • Distribute the activities for kids to local schools and daycare facilities
  • Use the information in the media section to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Assemble packets for parents using the information from the Family Resources and Activities section
  • Print a variety of brochures on heavier paper, and use the handouts at health fairs, libraries, schools, and hospitals.

Most of the materials--except the poster, publications catalog, and stickers--are available online. Materials from Prevention Month 2000 also are also available. Call 800-CHILDREN to order a packet or download the materials at: http://www.preventchildabuse.org/learn_more/cap_index.html

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