Learn healthy ways to resolve conflicts and
manage stress. For more information, see the topic
Ask for help when you
need it. Call a family member or friend to give you a break if you feel
overwhelmed. Find out about community resources that can help you
with child care or other services. Call a doctor or local hospital
Remove firearms and other
dangerous weapons from your home.
Learn more about how children grow at different stages in their lives. For example, lack of knowledge about why babies cry can make the crying a trigger for shaken
baby syndrome. For more information, see:
Get to know the children in your neighborhood. Learn their names, and show you care simply by waving to them or
asking about how they're doing at home and school.
Give parents a break. Relieve a
friend, neighbor, or relative who is feeling overwhelmed with child care and
Learn the signs of child abuse and
Encourage your community to offer services to help families who are at risk for abuse or neglect.
Volunteer in child abuse programs.
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November 14, 2014
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