Navigation Links
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Learn 24 Ways to Prevent Child Abuse ... Before it Starts

BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans work hard to protect their children, but child abuse and neglect remain at unacceptably high levels with nearly 900,000 U.S. youngsters hurt each year. Since many of even the best-intentioned parents don't know how to prevent abuse and the conditions under which it may come about, the 125-year-old national children's crisis charity KidsPeace is offering free downloadable information packets called, "24 Ways You Can Prevent Child Abuse ... Before it Starts."

During this April's National Child Abuse Prevention Month, parents, teachers and others can go to (click on "resources" and "brochures") and find two dozen simple yet effective tips to Make Your Home Safe, Give Your Child Trust and Build Communication, Give Your Child Independence, and Give Your Child Self-Esteem.

"Most parents love their kids and want the best for them," says Dr. Lorrie Henderson, acting president of KidsPeace, which helps thousands of children every day at 65 centers nationwide to overcome abuse, neglect, and the other emotional crises. "Our task now is to help adults identify and avoid the most common situations in which a child may be harmed physically, sexually, or emotionally -- as well as to create the kind of positive, open communications that can serve as an early line of defense when trouble looms."

Just a few of the "24 Ways You Can Prevent Child Abuse," which are explained in more depth online, include the following:

* Establish house rules and be consistent

* Interview your babysitters

* Never strike in anger -- use short timeouts and try not to yell or

use hurtful words

* Teach your children to say "no" to anyone who asks them to do anything

they feel is wrong

* When you feel frustrated, angry or overwhelmed, vent your feelings

positively -- away from your children. Do not stay alone with your

children if you are overwhelmed. Call a friend or leave your children

with someone trustworthy.

* Put yourself in your child's place and ask "Is what I've said or done

building my child up or putting my child down?" and "Is what I've said

or done really for my needs or for the needs of my child?"

* Listen to your children and be available when they have fears, worries,

or other concerns

"Even in a nation that loves its children, abuse happens far too often -- about once every 30 seconds," says Dr. Herbert Mandell, medical director for KidsPeace and the KidsPeace Children's Hospital, which helps youngsters in severe crisis. "If we can avoid or better handle the situations that can lead to problems, we have a better chance of lowering the incidence of child abuse ... and keeping our kids, whom we work so hard to protect, healthy and happy."

KidsPeace is a 125-year-old national children's charity dedicated to helping America's kids avoid and overcome the kinds of crises that can strike any child -- from traumas to neglect, depression, and the stresses of modern life. KidsPeace helps thousands of children a day with lifesaving programs at 65 centers nationally and millions more through public education and outreach efforts supported by its national spokesperson and founder of the Memory Foundation Leeza Gibbons and child safety and self-esteem icon RETRO BILL. KidsPeace was called "the outstanding organization" of its kind by the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children and "a prototype of what we need for all children everywhere" by family expert Dr. Lee Salk. For more information, go to .

Contact: Mark Stubis, Vice President

(800) 25-PEACE

SOURCE KidsPeace
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for April 1, 2008, issue
2. WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss First Quarter Results On April 23, 2008
3. Kelsey Grammer, Ben Stiller, Maroon 5 and The Roots Added to COMEDY CENTRALs(R) Live On-air Charity Special Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education Hosted by Jon Stewart on Sunday April 13, at 8 p.m. ET
4. Flagship Global Health Will Host Investor Conference Call on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 1:15 PM EDT
5. Stryker to Host Conference Call on April 17, 2008
6. Community Acupuncture Events Commemorate World Health Day 2008 Acupuncture Fundraiser at AOMA on Monday April 7th, 9am-4pm
7. D.C. Kids Kick Butts on April 2
8. Kansas Kids Kick Butts on April 2
9. California Kids Kick Butts on April 2
10. Virginia Kids Kick Butts on April 2
11. Connecticut Kids Kick Butts on April 2
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... The holiday ... dish and pleasing the palates of attendees is of the utmost importance. Whether ... a seasonal get-together, give these recipes a try this holiday season. , Turkey ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nairobi (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... African Union Commission (AUC), European Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, ... Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) for the opening of the 5th African Network ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... Dental professionals who would like to become more proficient ... attend Dr. Mark Iacobelli’s Advanced Implant Mentoring (AIM) CE course. Courses will be held ... the co-founders of Advanced Implant Mentoring (AIM), Dr. Iacobelli and Dr. D’Orazio are proud ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Smiles by Stevens is pleased to announce the ... While many patients are aware of the benefits of Botox® in the treatment of ... suffering with discomfort, soreness, and pain as a result of Jaw Tension, TMJ (temporo-mandibular ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... “While riding the bus, I saw a ... “I thought there had to be a convenient and comfortable way to protect them ... enables disabled individuals to safely travel during cold or inclement weather. In doing so, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... -- ) has announced the ... Viscosity Drugs" report to their offering. ... of the "Self Administration of High Viscosity ... Research and Markets ( ) has ... of High Viscosity Drugs" report to their ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ... Cell Surface Marker Testing Market: Supplier ... to their offering.  --> ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ... Application (BLA) with the United States ... 501, a biosimilar candidate to Humira ® (adalimumab). ... application submitted to the FDA and represents Amgen,s first ... Sean E. Harper , M.D., executive vice president of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: