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Virtual Programming Update

The past few months have been a challenge for children, families, and communities. At the start of the pandemic when the stay at home order was implemented, experts feared we would see a drop in child abuse and neglect reports, since  teachers, the number one...

Communicating Well with Children

Communication – It’s More Than Just Talk It can be said that communication skills are a priceless gift and can be compared to an open door. Yet for some, this door can feel closed and tightly sealed, especially when it comes to being heard by others....

Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Children

What is Self-esteem? Self-esteem is defined as the individual’s personal sense of self-worth or self-value. This personal sense of self-worth can include ideas about an individual’s abilities, behaviors, appearance, and belief system. This includes beliefs about...

Back to School Tips in 2020

In just a few days, kids will head back to school. We know that regardless of whether school will be in person, remote or hybrid, it will be different than in year’s past.  We are here to support you during this time of...

Talking to your Kids About Sex

There is no question that talking to your children about sex can be an uncomfortable topic. However, it is a very important topic to discuss with children. Research shows that when parents or caregivers talk to their children about sex, they are more likely to be...

Together, We Can Prevent Child Abuse

A few weeks ago, another Prevent Child Abuse America Chapter, PCA Arizona, posted this blog post about shifting the focus from a mandated reporter to a mandated supporter. According to Maryland law, mandated reporters, which include health practitioners, educators,...

When My Teen is Hanging Out with the “Wrong Crowd”

As children enter the adolescence stage of development, their need for strong social bonding with friends and peers often becomes a priority. Indeed, it is these social relationships that help our young teens form their own personal identities.  In seeking out...

Cyberbullying: Tips and Strategies for Proactive Prevention

As schools across Maryland have delayed re-opening, children will be spending many hours of their day behind a screen. Cyberbullying was on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic and the stress caused by social isolation can create unique circumstances for some...

Talking to your Kids About Racism

Today, this blog will discuss how to talk about race with your children. Parents, there is no easy way to discuss the topic of race and it can be sensitive and sometimes even a bit messy.  Choosing whether to talk to your child about race is an option many...

Getting Young Children to Nap

            Good sleeping habits are crucial for promoting healthy child development. Along with providing the energy needed for appropriate growth and development, adequate sleep patterns improve behavior...
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