Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Exhaustion, and Secondary Trauma: Promoting Emotional Experience Over Avoidance

Learn more about burnout with these materials from Ryan Lindsay’s presentation to CICM’s Field Advisory Board on May 1st, 2023. Burnout, compassion fatigue, exhaustion, and secondary trauma- these are all potential outcomes working in the helping professions. Most of this is driven by policies and systems that underfund, under-resource, and under-value the worth of all […]

Recording: Supporting Families to Promote Child Safety and Well-Being

Watch Trish Kohl’s presentation at Open Classroom on March 28, 2023! Description: Children require secure, nurturing and safe environments in order to thrive and flourish. This session will highlight micro and macro social work practice that aims to protect children, support families and empower communities to help children reach their full developmental potential, including policy […]

Learn the 5 strengths that keep every family strong 

Though every family faces its own set of challenges, they possess inherent strengths that can be harnessed during tough times.  Learning to leverage these strengths in five critical areas can boost your confidence, reduce stress, and foster stronger connections with your children. These 5 areas are:  Families that are strong have a beneficial impact on […]

Tip Tuesday: Helping Kids Understand Their Feelings

When a child is having a hard time, adults often want to step in quickly to solve the child’s problem.  However, taking a moment to pause and help the child think about his or her emotions can be really helpful.   

5 Things to Know About Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!   Here are five things that we should know about National Child Abuse Prevention Month:  1) Why is Child Abuse Prevention Month needed?   During 2021, fewer than one-quarter (20.2%) of confirmed maltreatment victims were removed from their homes because of an investigation or alternative response. Approximately 1.8 million children […]

What is Child Abuse Prevention Month?

National Child Abuse Prevention Month was officially created in 1983. It is observed every April, and it is a time when the nation comes together to recognize and bring awareness to the child abuse and neglect epidemic in the United States. The theme for this year is “ Working Together to Strengthen Families.” This month […]

Today is “Wear Blue Day”!

By wearing blue, we show our shared responsibility for the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of our communities’ children and families.  Take a picture wearing blue and post it on social media. You can tag us at @supportoversilenceforkids on Facebook and Instagram to show your support. Don’t forget to add your #WearBlueDay. Spread the word! 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

The theme for this year is “Working Together to Strengthen Families.” This month is a reminder of the importance of communities working together to strengthen and support families so that all children can thrive.  Approximately 600,000 children were victims of child abuse and neglect in 2021, according to data collected from US child welfare agencies. […]

CHADS All In Conversation Child Abuse Awareness Month Webinar

Join the Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide’s (CHADS) All In Conversation hosted in partnership with the Rockwood School District. This conversation will involve experts who work with children, discussing disabilities, the IEP process with schools, and more in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The conversation is free and open to all. Register using […]