April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, The Parent Child Center of Tulsa encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Tulsa a better place for children and families. 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 abuse and neglect 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
Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming days and to find out how you can take action to protect children!