Help Kids Thrive is a public awareness campaign to keep families stable, help kids thrive, and build stronger communities. The campaign is designed not only to build awareness, but also to encourage participation in a number of activities that will help strengthen our community.
You can Help Kids Thrive by:
Become familiar with the five protective factors and share this information with other adults to keep children safe from abuse and neglect.
1) Be a Bounce Back Family
Challenging times impact every family. Recognizing stressful situations and keeping a sense of hope helps us take constructive action to turn things around.
2) Make Parent Growth a Priority
Taking time to learn what is age appropriate and how to set realistic expectations gives us tools to cope positively with various situations.
3) Learn More About Child Growth
Helping children develop emotionally helps them identify their feelings, clearly communicate and problem solve, and prepares them for positive social interaction.
4) Surround Yourself with a Network of Friends & Family
Having a strong support system of neighbors and community members helps us get needed breaks, cope with difficult times and prevents us from becoming isolated.
5) Call a Pro
Getting to know a day care professional, caseworker, teacher or doctor gives us an expert to turn to in times of need.
Denver Human Services recently hosted a series of Love & Logic Workshops designed to give caregivers in-depth tools and techniques to help raise their children. We hope to offer these sessions again soon. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit these websites for more parenting tips:
Nonprofits, businesses, government agencies and dozens of organizations throughout Colorado are partnering to raise awareness to Help Kids Thrive in observation of Child Abuse Prevention Month this April. You can get involved by wearing blue ribbons, planting a pinwheel garden, sharing these resources or attending an event.
Download and print this information and share with parents and caretakers.
Learn more about child abuse prevention and get ideas on how you can Be The One who makes a difference at http://www.ourkidsyourkids.org/BeTheOneColorado or call 1-800-Children (244-5373)