Are You Doing All You Can to Protect Your Child? Wednesday Blog – WEEK 2 – Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

August 27, 2014

Step 2 – Minimize Opportunity If you eliminate or reduce one-adult/one-child situations, you’ll dramatically lower the risk of sexual of abuse for children. More than 80% of sexual abuse cases occur in one-adult/one-child situations. We all know that one-on-one time with a trusted adult is healthy and valuable for a child.  It builds self-esteem and …..

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A Conversation With My 4 Year Old….. Wednesday Blog WEEK 1 – Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

August 20, 2014

Preventing Child Abuse –  My conversation stopped a neighbor girls sexual abuse……. My son was 4 years old when we had a conversation that stopped a neighbor girl’s sexual abuse.   I started our conversation by telling my son what was acceptable touch, how abusers tricked children, how children were told to keep secrets from their parents, and that threats to children or …..

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What if there is something you don’t know to protect your kids from predators?

June 9, 2014

Thank you Sharon Doty, keynote speaker at The Alliance HOPE Conference in 2014, for submitting this important information! SUMMER SAFETY – PRESERVING THE FUN! The summer season makes us wish there were no risks to kids from predators. The emphasis on outdoor fun inspires enthusiasm in everyone. Whether it is day camp, playing with friends, …..

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Teach our Children to be Optimistic About Their Future

May 26, 2014

Submitted by Robin Standridge, Drug Free Communities Director “What is Life?  It is the flash of a firefly in the night.  It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.  It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”-Crowfoot, Blackfeet 1880- Childhood is fleeting and as I watch …..

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Project CARE Governing Board celebrates six successful years of service to at-risk families in southwest Missouri!

May 21, 2014

Submitted by Nancy Corley, Project CARE Director Pictured:  Jesse DeGonia, Webb City Schools; Patty Wheeler, Joplin Parents As Teachers; Amy Lane, Lafayette House; Leisa Harnar, Economic Security Corporation; Tara Johnston, Family Advisory Board Chair; Jessica Diel, Project CARE Assistant; Nancy Corley, Project CARE Director; Michelle Dixon, Jasper County Children’s Division; Lynne Roberts, LnR Supply Company; and …..

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