Internet Safety & Digital Citizenship

Many parents today remember a time when the electric device in children’s hands was a Tomagotchi, rather than a smartphone. The internet has revolutionized our world in so many positive ways. We can enjoy music, videos, games, and get access to information on pretty much any topic we desire with a press of a finger. Unfortunately, the marvelous invention of …

The Art of Resilience

We have all been knocked down before. Sometimes it can be tough to get back up again. It can seem as though the stress, grief, or hopelessness is stronger than ourselves. That’s where resilience comes in to save the day!  What is Resilience? Resilience isn’t only seeing the positive. It also means recognizing the negative experiences or trials that you …

Moms: You Deserve You!

Moms take care of everyone and everything. But in caring for others, we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. Taking care of yourself isn’t selfish and you deserve to make some time for you! Momentary Peace It’s a beautiful morning. You slowly come to consciousness and feel the softness of your sheets and the warmth of your pillow. Birds …

Download Free Templates for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Did you catch our Executive Director, Laurieann Thorpe on Good Things Utah? Prevent Child Abuse Utah recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Here in Utah, 1 in 7 children will be sexually abused.  How can parents prevent child sexual abuse and trafficking? Create a Family Safety Plan that makes clear the boundaries you have for your children. You …

the education team takes a selfie outside of mcmillan elementary as they prepare to deliver our child abuse prevention program

Our Education Programs

Have you ever wondered who we are, and what types of child abuse prevention programs we offer? Wonder no more! Our organization has two different teams. One provides the public with educational prevention programs, and the other provides home visitation programs. This post explains what we do on the education side of things! Educating Children First and foremost, we educate …

Let’s Get Emotional

I consider myself a highly emotional person. In our society, this phrase is almost always used in a negative way. When did we decide that emotions, besides happiness, are a bad thing? Emotions are Normal Now we may not directly say that emotions are bad, but the way we talk about them can give that impression like: “Don’t be scared! …

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships

Because red flags are for Les Mis, not relationships. Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s day is a time to celebrate our healthy relationships. Here you’ll learn how to identify red flags and communicate openly. If you have a date for this wonderful day, or if you’re looking for one, let’s make sure it’s a healthy match! What are red flags? Let’s …

Practicing Parental Resilience

Building Resilience

Practicing parental resilience is an important building block in raising happy and healthy children. But, learning a healthy balance of taking care of yourself and the growth of your child can be difficult. This article will outline exactly what parental resilience is, and how to practice better self-care and personal goals. What is Parental Resilience? Resilience is: managing stress, and …