April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Children are locally grown.

We work together to cultivate relationships, connections, and environments that help every child thrive.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to recognize the important role that child welfare workers, caregivers and child advocates play in protecting our valley’s children. Child abuse prevention starts with each one of us. Focusing on ways to build and promote protective factors, in every interaction with families, is the best thing our community can do to prevent child maltreatment and promote unsurpassed child development. Protective factors are conditions that, when present in families and communities, increase the well-being of children and families, and reduce the likelihood of maltreatment. Identifying protective factors helps parents find resources and coping strategies that allow them to parent successfully.

We all know that a few kind words can change your entire outlook on a situation, but it can be a challenge to think of positive things to say in the moment. So, we’ve compiled a list of expressions to use in various situations to help parents be their children’s biggest champions. Accept the Words Matter Challenge and start a lifelong habit. (Words Matter – Words of Encouragement for Children | Family Services (fairfaxcounty.gov))

  • I love you
  • You can do it
  • You are a good person
  • I am grateful for you
  • I am proud of you
  • You are special
  • That was a really good choice
  • Mistakes mean you are trying
  • You matter
  • You are an amazing person
  • Just be yourself
  • You are a creative thinker
  • Do your best
  • I trust you
  • It’s not your fault
  • You make a difference
  • You are one of a kind
  • You are brilliant
  • You have choices
  • You are worthy
  • You were right
  • It's okay to be scared (or sad)
  • It's your body
  • You have a voice
  • Love yourself
  • I see you are trying
  • I believe in you
  • How can we work together to fix this?
  • I am here to listen
  • You are safe
  • It will be okay
  • You are a great helper
  • What a great question/idea

Are you interested in helping to further raise awareness in the prevention of child abuse and neglect on your personal social media platforms? We hope so!

Here are a few sample messages for your consideration. Thank you for the role that you play to make Clark County a better place for children and their families!

About Us

Nevada's Just in Time Training is a web based service program designed to connect foster parents, kinship or other caregivers with training, peer experts and other resources. Questions are answered and practical solutions to care for children are discussed - all from the comfort of your home or office.

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Nevada's Abuse Hotline

1-(833) 803-1183