GRAND Magazine - March/April 2011 - (Page 33)

The power BY JACK LEVINE A pril is Child Abuse Prevention Month across the nation. Focusing on prevention is a most noble calling. Learning from mistakes is valuable, but keeping bad things from happening is an even higher priority. Here is a menu of eight options we can consider to prevent violence and promote safety at home and in our community: 1. Pay attention to recognize the signs of family violence, child and elder abuse/neglect. 2. Educate families, children, neighbors, organizations and communities on how to prevent abuse and neglect and promote positive parenting. 32 GRAND MAR APR 2011 3. Assist families in practicing healthy parenting through education and community resources. Healthy Families America is an example of an excellent voluntary program model. When you visit the site, you can select a state for more localized contact info. 4. Volunteer for an organization that helps children and their families. Guardian ad litem and CASA (CourtAppointed Special Advocates) are especially focused on representing children in the court system. Visit Nationalcasa. org and you can locate a local program. 5. Invite a speaker to your organization, workplace or Share this article with your friends. of prevention 8 ways to help prevent violence and stop abuse

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - March/April 2011

Grand - Mar/Apr 2011
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Central
Tanner, a poem by Glenda Barrett
Cover Story: Envisioning Clean and Green
Fly, Ladies!
Take Charge of Your Health
Grand Products
Angels in St. Petersburg
The Power of Prevention
Grandparent Rights: Sneaking Around
Ask Next Stage Woman
Kinship Care
Fighting Family Obesity
Grand Finale
Toys ’N Tech
Find Fun Things To Do
Pot or Not?

GRAND Magazine - March/April 2011