Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse - Bringing Awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by April Reiling on Apr 02, 2015
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The National Institutes of Health recently called child sexual abuse the most dangerous issue facing America’s kids. The month of April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Trophy Club Police Department & Premier Academy are proud to partner with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County to host a seminar and discussion about how to recognize and report child abuse in our community.

By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote children’s social and emotional well-being and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities. Research shows that when parents possess six protective factors, the risk for neglect and abuse diminish and optimal outcomes for children, youth, and families are promoted. The six protective factors are:

  • Nurturing and attachment
  • Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development
  • Parental resilience
  • Social connections
  • Concrete supports for parents
  • Social and emotional developmental well-being

“Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” teaches the physical and behavioral signs of abuse and discusses the important steps we can take to keep kids safe.

Thursday, April 16
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Premier Academy
951 Trophy Lake Drive
Trophy Club, TX 76262
682-237-7604

Training is offered free of charge throughout Denton County. To schedule a speaker or learn more, visit the Children’s Advocacy Center website:  cacdc.org