Keeping Kids Safe During the Holidays

By Wyatt Welch Winter is Coming—Are Your Kids Prepared? To me, winter is the best time of the year! Quality time with loved ones, cozying up next to the fire and drinking plenty of hot chocolate. Though Winter brings these fun opportunities, it also presents some dangers to our children. Let’s prepare for winter together by following these safety tips. …

Surviving Child Abuse Leads to Advocating for Prevention

By Keri Beirdneau This article contains descriptions of physical abuse that may be triggering for some individuals My name is Keri, and I am a survivor. In sharing little snippets of my physical abuse, I hope to illuminate the pain, confusion, and lasting effects of abuse. I also hope you’ll join me in advocating for child abuse prevention education.  Childhood …

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

5 tips to protect the children in your life 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18 in the United States. Children who are sexually abused can deal with the negative consequences of abuse for a lifetime. So, what can we do to prevent child abuse and keep the children in our lives safe?  1. …

The 2021 Barn Party for Prevention

The Barn Party for Prevention was held on October 8, 2021, at Utah State Fair Park. The event raises funds for Prevent Child Abuse Utah’s prevention programs. All safety protocols for Covid were followed. Dominion Energy was the presenting sponsor for this year’s event. The Barn Party was filled with various activities and games. Carnival games included steer ropin’, a …

The Power of Play

The Importance of Play

Every parent wants their child to excel. Parents want their children to do their homework and study hard, to succeed in their extracurricular activities, and to grow into conscious, responsible adults. But one essential aspect of healthy childhood development that’s often overlooked is the importance of play.  “Play is one of the best predictors of social and intellectual development in …

Heat Exhaustion – What to Look For

Outdoor play and exploration is a great way to support children’s development. But, when temperatures soar, as they have this summer, outdoor playtime can be dangerous. No one wants to be stuck inside when they’re on summer vacation, so how can parents facilitate outdoor activities while keeping kids safe? Here are some tips to protect your kids from the heat, …

Summer Safety Tips

HAVE FUN AND STAY SAFE THIS SUMMER During a family dinner with our Grammy and some nieces and nephews, I asked everyone about their day’s highs and lows- a tradition we loosely follow and is known by many different monikers (i.e. roses and thorns, peaks and valleys). We’ve only recently started gathering for meals with extended family, and it was …