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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

April 1, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Practice simple ways to promote child well-being during the month of April and all year long!!

Here are some simple ways to promote¬† your child’s health and well-being in April:

  • Write down questions for your child’s doctor in preparation for your child’s next visit.
  • Share your personal accomplishments/successes via Facebook or Twitter.
  • Talk with friends about organizing babysitting co-0p.
  • Establish a daily routine so your child knows what to expect each day.
  • Get outside and enjoy nature! Start a walking, stroller or biking club.
  • Have a family game night! Even young children can play board games on an adult’s team.
  • Explore the world from your child’s point of view. Walk around the house on your knees to see what your child sees daily.
  • Set goals for yourself and establish steps you need to take to achieve them.
  • Register for a class or activity at your local library, community center or Advocates for Children that interests you.
  • Join the Parent Support Group at Advocates for Children
  • “Catch” your child being good and praise her/him for a specific task for being your child.
  • Make a play date with friends who have children the same age as yours.
  • Plant a pinwheel garden near your mailbox or in your front yard to highlight Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month
  • Ask your children who is important to them.
  • Reflect on how your parents parented you and how that has impacted how you’re currently parenting/caregiving.
  • Come to a playgroup at Advocates for Children!
  • Make time to do something you enjoy!
  • Hold, cuddle and hug your child often.
  • Contact 2-1-1 to learn about programs that support families in your community.
  • Create an art or craft project with your child.
  • Go to a playground and play with your child.
  • Go to the library with your child and choose some fun books to read at bedtime.

 

Details

Date:
April 1, 2014
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue

AFC
124 Canal Street
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
Phone:
207-783-3990