June 20, 2012

BE SURE children know what to do in case of an emergency and how to reach you by phone. Children should have a neighbor or trusted adult they may call if they’re scared or there’s an emergency. (NCMEC Post) We are all very connected these days. Sometimes we wish we were less connected. As adults, […]

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June 18, 2012

MAKE SURE children know their full name, address, telephone numbers and how to use the telephone.(NCMEC Post) OK, so this sounds like a really, really good idea. And it’s an important one if you are dealing with children who are younger and can get separated from you and lost. If they can tell people their […]

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Summer Safety Series

June 15, 2012

Starting on Monday will are offering a Summer Safety Series. The foundation for the topics is the “Ten Ways Parents Can Help Keep their Children Safe This Summer” post from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It is supported by “The Mentalist” Actor Tim Kang and talks about how safety works. But here at […]

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Hero of Hope – Day Seven

May 13, 2012

Hero Activity Seven Spend the day with your children and tell them how very much you love them. Tell them how amazing they are. Tell them how proud you are of them. Tell them you cannot imagine the world without them in it. Care for their mental health the whole entire day! Thank you heroes.

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Hero of Hope – Day Six

May 12, 2012

Hero Activity Six Tweet, post your Facebook status, blog, talk – use whatever means you have to make other people as aware about the issue of childhood trauma as you are. Do it now! Do it often! Do it to “care for the mental health of all children.”

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Hero of Hope – Day Five

May 11, 2012

Hero Activity Five Care for the mental health of all children and work to prevent child sexual abuse. Go through the Stewards of Children training from Darkness to Light. More information here.

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Hero of Hope – Day four

May 10, 2012

Hero Activity Four LEARN. This is a day to be a hero by doing something for yourself. Most of us don’t have a clue what children deal with in today’s society. We know about our own kids or our own family, but even that is censored by our children and we only get a part […]

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Hero of Hope – Day Three

May 9, 2012

Hero Activity Three When you are driving in the car with the kids in the carpool, LISTEN. If you are like most parents you try to drown out the din from the backseat. You are also trying very hard not to be the eavesdropping Momma. So, you tune it all out. Today, listen instead. When […]

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Hero of Hope – Day Two

May 8, 2012

Hero Activity Two We know you were inspired by your first hero activity, so you are ready to move on to bigger and better things. Let’s start at home today. Take the time to read your kids the excerpts from Brad Meltzer’s book “Heros for My Son.” You can find the link here. Now your […]

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How you can be a Hero of Hope.

May 7, 2012

May 9th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day! Actually, it’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week! In case you don’t know what that is, there is a post all about it on our main website blog. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) began this event in 1994 with the goal of […]

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