- September 2019
- Vol. 20, No. 7
Child Abuse Prevention Toolkit
Families Forward Virginia released a toolkit aimed at disrupting the cycles of child maltreatment, neglect, and poverty by strengthening families and communities.
The toolkit uses a trauma-informed approach that adheres to six key principles:
- Trustworthiness and transparency
- Peer support
- Collaboration and mutuality
- Empowerment, voice, and choice
- Cultural, historical, and gender issues
These principles can help parents build their children's self-esteem; understand lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens; learn about the dangers of opioid use; and prevent bullying.
This digital toolkit provides several factsheets that can be shared with families in both English and Spanish, as well as a social media kit professionals can use to share information about the toolkit online.
2019 Child Abuse Prevention Toolkit is available at https://www.familiesforwardva.org/child-abuse-prevention-resources.