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2016 Prevention Month Packet

The Prevention Month Packet is a tool for individuals and communities to modify and use to support local child abuse prevention efforts. The information included in this packet will help to improve the safety and well being of children by offering parenting tips and discussing how to bring communities together to prevent the abuse and neglect of Virginia’s children.  For your convenience, all materials for the 2016 Prevention Month Packet are available to download below.

2016 Prevention Month Packet Contents:

Read Me First

 Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet 2

Moments In Virginia

2016 Proclamation

SAMPLE Press Release

Survey 1 Survey 2


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Recognizing Child Abuse

Cope with Stress

10 Tips for Live Away Dads

When a Parent is Incarcerated

Support for Military Spouses

Parents with Mental Health  Issues

Helping Immigrant Families Re-Unify

Refugees from War Torn Countries

Organizational Trauma

All About Crying Babies

Encourage Good Toddler Behavior

Alternatives to Physical Punishment

10 Ways to Speak so Kids will Listen

Time IN Guidelines

Time OUT Guidelines

Handling Tantrums

Teaching Resiliency

Dealing with Interrupting Child

Choosing Quality Childcare

Tips for your Growing Baby

Baby Brain Power

No One Has to Abandon a Baby

Always Think Never Shake

Never Shake a Crying Baby

Protect Babies with Safe Sleep

Important Immunizations

Caring for Baby Teeth

Keep Children out of Hot Vehicles

Could my Child have a Concussion

Poison Prevention Tips

Recreational Water Safety

Overlooked Trauma-Sibling Sexual Abuse

After a Child is Exposed to Violence

IF your Child is Bullied

 Stop Cyber-Bullying

Fire Escape Plan





Sample Media Release


Letter from Secretary Hazel

Letter from Secretary Jones

Preventing Burnout of Caregivers

Recognizing Child Abuse

Long Term Consequences of Child Abuse

Guide for Engaging Communities

April Calendar of Family Activities

Fact Sheet

Moments in Virginia

Never Shake a Baby

Mental Health and Children

Lasting Impact of Early Neglect

Keep Children out of Hot Vehicles

Help Children Deal with Deployment

Helping Children Cope with Stress

Help Grandchildren deal with Trauma

Model Healthy Relationships

Talk about Friendship

Stopping Sexual Abuse

Manage Multimedia Tools for  your Children

Tips on Talking to Adolescent Daughters

Safety Tips for Teens

2015 Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Poster

Baby Blues vs. Depression

Step Parenting Tips for Blended Families

Advice for Young Fathers

Tips for Finding Child Care

15 Ways to Manage Stress

Balance Home and Work

Parenting During Homelessness

Parenting and Unemployment

Grandparents as Caregivers

Cultures and Parenting Styles

When your child has been Abused

Home Safety Plan

Integrate Protective Factors

Handling Child Abuse as an Adult

ADD/ADHD Parenting Tips

Prevention Packet Materials from prior years are available here.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to work with these documents. You can download the Adobe Acrobat Reader for free here.
Click here to view the resources and tip sheets from the 2015 Prevention Resource Guide from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, Making Meaningful Connections. Many of which are available in Spanish.