Support Parents

  • Being a parent isn’t easy. Everyone needs help sometimes and you do not need to be an expert to help.
  • Form positive relationships with parents.
  • Be alert to signs of stress.
  • Provide information and support new parents by sharing what you have learned or by distributing information from Prevent Child Abuse Delaware or the Office of Prevention and Early Intervention.
  • Help establish a parent support group.
  • Organize a parent information night at your church, community center or your child’s school or daycare. Contact Prevent Child Abuse Delaware staff for brochures and topic ideas.

Support Your Community

  • Get to know your neighbors –help them if they are in need.
  • Get involved in your child’s school.
  • Volunteer with organizations that provide support to parents and children.
  • Make sure your child’s daycare provider is trained in areas related to child abuse and neglect.
  • Invite speakers to talk about child abuse and ways to prevent it to church, parent, and recreational groups.
  • Organize community awareness activities during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month.
  • Write editorials or work with the media to create awareness.
  • Organize an information night at your church, community center or your child’s school or daycare. Contact Prevent Child Abuse Delaware staff for brochures and topic ideas.
  • Work with your local library, church, or school to establish a resource library focusing on parenting and the prevention of child abuse.
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