April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Join us at Music on Main on April 14 at 5:30 pm at Morgan Square to help plant a Pinwheel Garden and raise awareness about child abuse prevention.
In Spartanburg County, 622 cases of abuse and neglect were reported in 2021. In the effort to reduce the number of cases in our community, Hope Center for Children will continue to connect with and educate our community on ways to recognize and prevent child abuse and neglect, and help increase protective factors for families. We believe that everyone can play a role in building safe, stable families and environments for children to thrive.
It is important that every child has the resources he or she needs to be successful. Since the parent/primary caregiver can have the greatest impact on this, caregivers need the most support we can give them as a community!
Hope Center for Children offers multiple levels of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) either in their homes, online, or in a group setting. This free program provides parents and caregivers the tools and resources they need to be effective and confident in their roles. Some caregivers may just want a quick tip sheet to deal with a difficult toddler stage. Some may choose an online module to explore ways to get through to their teenager. Many parents and caregivers prefer a group parenting class where they build support for each other as they practice the tips and strategies that will help their relationships with their children become stronger. Others may have a child with a serious behavior issue and need more intensive personalized support.