To kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month, SCAN is launching the second year of its 4-year Parenting Can Be Tough public education campaign in Northern Virginia. Year 1 focused on resources for parents of infants; Year 2 focuses on parents of toddlers. But many resources — including things like parent support cards and various fact sheets — are tools that can help all parents. (Year 3 and 4 will focus on school-aged children and teenagers.)
We encourage all community members to explore the newest resources, including:
• ROUTINES REMINDER CARD (English/Spanish)
• QUESTION CARDS (English/Spanish)
• POSTER (English/Spanish)
• “You’ve got this!” CARD FOR PARENTS (English)
• “¡Puedes hacerlo!” CARD FOR PARENTS (Spanish)
• Keep Toddlers Safe: KIDS & ROUTINES
• Learn More: UNDERSTANDING YOUR TODDLER’S BEHAVIOR
• Take Care of You: PARENT CONNECTIONS
• Look at Your Family: STRESS AND TRAUMA
The campaign encourages parents to understand it is okay to ask for help and get support. (In fact, it makes for stronger families!) Suggestions include:
- Ask parenting questions at the doctor’s office, childcare centers, schools or 1-800-CHILDREN
- Take a parenting class or join a parent support group. SCAN’s Parent Connection Resource Guide lists more than 50 across Northern Virginia.
- Find more information on SCAN’s online Parent Resource Center or download the FREE Parent Resource Center mobile app.
Follow the campaign with #parentingcanbetough and #serpadresdefamiliapuedeserdificil