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Prevention

The Advocate Newsletter – August 2018

August 2018 It’s August and that means it’s Back to School Time! Store shelves are crowded with back to school supplies; backpacks, new shoes, colorful folders, pens and pencils, and every kind of school supply a child could ever need to be ready for the new school year.  There is one school supply that you…

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Keeping kids safe from abuse during the holidays!

The holidays are a joyous time for adults and kids alike. But amidst the celebration, we’d like to let you in on an often-unknown secret surrounding this time of year. During the holidays, when visitors abound, schedules get hectic, and parents are often overwhelmed, all types of child abuse increase. So now is the perfect…

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Talking to Children about Disasters

In today’s new cycle, we see and hear about disasters, attacks, and other terrible events regularly. Children hear these stories too! Though they may not fully comprehend what’s happening, children are perceptive and understand when stories are frightening or cause distress in their parents. Many parents have questions about how to talk to children about…

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What’s Your School Doing to Keep Your Child Safe from Sexual Abuse?

Talking with the Director Just as you would talk with the director about curriculum, teachers, meals, and play safety, it’s also important to ask about policies and practices that will help keep your kids safe from sexual abuse. Please don’t let your discomfort stand in the way of this important back-to-school conversation. Ask the director about background…

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