We know that childhood abuse and neglect affects individuals later in life, but to what degree? A new study published in Pediatrics notes that, "having a single maltreatment report put children at a 20 percent to 50 percent higher risk than non-maltreated comparison children" - these outcomes include major health and emotional problems.
Read the full story on ScienceDaily.
Half of today's cell phone owners have smart phones - multipurpose mini-computers such as iPhones and Android-based phones. Have you tinkered with your privacy and parental controls yet? A new
Android application called "Play Safe" aims to keep devices kid-friendly.
Wynona's House, a child advocacy center working with us on the "Enough Abuse" campaign, will honor Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey at their Steel Magnolia benefit on June 7th at McLoone's Boathouse in Newark.
Visit their website for more information.
Prevention Matters in NJ: Issue #44
June 5th, 2012
Bernie and Sally Miller of Belmawr, NJ lost their granddaughter, Jessica, ten years ago when she died from injuries inflicted by her stepfather. Jessica was living in Florida with her mother and stepfather. Her father was stationed between Georgia and Florida serving in the Air Force. He was actively working to get child welfare involved. Like any family,
The Millers were devastated by this experience.
The programs of Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey operate in each of the 21 counties of the state to prevent tragedies like this from ever happening.
On this, the 10th anniversary of Jessica's death, we ask that you help strengthen our prevention work which builds happy, healthy families statewide by
making a donation today.
Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is proud to unveil a series of new training and workshop sessions under
the Enough Abuse campaign. Together with our partners, our goal is to educate all adults in New Jersey about the nature and scope of the epidemic and to equip them with valuable skills to prevent child sexual abuse from ever happening.
We have a variety of sessions available for all types of groups, organizations, and businesses. If the safety and healthy development of children in New Jersey is a priority for you,
we have the tools you need to ensure their brilliant future.
Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey has been fortunate to receive incredible support over the last few months:
Hackensack High School student Carlene Daniels raised over $3,000 in support of our evidence-based prevention programs with a Latin Night event.
Read the full press release!