How Do I Talk to My Children to Prevent Child Abuse – Question 3

August 5, 2015

I’ve read that it is important to practice “what if” scenarios but I’m concerned , will this not scare my child? Just like any new skill, children must hear the message repeatedly in order to remember it. The younger the child, the more important this is. It will also help you test their understanding of the …..

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How Do I Talk to My Children to Prevent Child Abuse – Question 2

July 29, 2015

I’m not really comfortable using the correct names for private parts. I’m much more comfortable using the labels my parents used when I was growing up. Why is it such a big deal? Sexual abuse cannot occur without secrecy, and while it is understandable that you may be hesitant to begin a conversation with your …..

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How Do I Talk to My Children to Prevent Child Abuse – Question 1

July 22, 2015

How do I talk to my children about body safety? Start with one of the most important family rules: No secrets. Period. Perpetrators often test a child’s willingness to keep small, seemingly innocent secrets to determine if they can be trusted to keep a “bigger” secret, thus the rule of, no secrets, period! Teach your …..

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YOU Can Make a Difference for Kids!

March 11, 2015

You may mark several of the below statements.  Many of them are everyday, routine things people do.  They seem like “no big deal.” But while they may not seem that important or life-changing, these kinds of actions can add up to make a big difference in young people’s lives. Think back over the past few …..

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The Alliance and Con-Way Join Together to Promote Child Safety!

January 22, 2015

A BIG THANKS goes out to Con-Way Truckload in Joplin for their generous donation of $500, designated to purchase car seats! Con-Way Truckload promotes safety on the road for all riders.  Partnering with The Alliance of SWMO Safe Kids, car seat checks and proper installion are ways to support local parents . Thank you Con-Way Truckload! …..

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Proverty Simulation offered during the Community HOPE Conference

February 4, 2015

The HOPE Conference The Community HOPE Conference is scheduled on April 10th at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Joplin.  Attendees will be able to select several workshops conducted by highly qualified professionals.  Being part of a Poverty Simulation is one of the workshops available. What is a Poverty Simulation: The poverty simulation is a unique, …..

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