- 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.