PDF: No matter how much you love your child, if you totally neglect your own needs, you may lose your ability to function as an effective caregiver. This document offers tips for self care and includes a grief worksheet.
PDF: Children of all ages, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds are at risk for physical abuse. Physical abuse affects both boys and girls across neighborhoods, communities, and countries around the world.
Website: Based in South Carolina, Darkness to Light is a nonprofit working to end child sexual abuse by educating, raising awareness, sharing resources, and fostering a network of committed prevention advocates.
Book: In simple words and charming full-color illustrations, “Feet Are Not for Kicking” helps little ones learn to use their feet for fun, not in anger or frustration. It also includes tips for parents and caregivers on how to help toddlers be sweet with their feet.
Video: In this inspirational talk by Jill Tolles, we are challenged to find the courage to have this conversation and be a hero for the 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys who are effected by this silent epidemic.
Book: In Hands Are Not for Hitting, little ones learn that hitting is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.
Video: Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., explains how repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. Transcripción disponible en español.
PDF: Most children who live with domestic violence can recover and heal from their experiences. One of the most important factors that helps children do well after experiencing domestic violence is a strong relationship with a caring, nonviolent parent.