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COLLECTIVE IMPACT IN DAKOTA COUNTY: Everything works better when we work together

During a collaborative meeting, a  ministerial worker talked about a young man he was working with who wanted to leave gang life. From those discussions grew the creation of a three-year business plan which explores the possibility of a much

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Be a friend to the children in your community: How friends and neighbors can strengthen families

Your circle of friends and neighbors is a powerful safety net for families. It can range from the close relationships you’ve had since childhood to the casual acquaintances who are in your circle by chance. Adults look to other adults

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Protective Factors for educators and service providers

Teachers, para-educators and other caregivers are the center of most children’s waking hours. While parents are at work, educators like you have uninterrupted hours of influence on the children in your charge. And because of your regular contact with parents,

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Everyone’s business: How the business community can strengthen families and prevent abuse

At first, the idea of businesses playing a role in raising healthy, stable children seems counterintuitive. But when you consider that working adults spend the majority of their waking hours at their jobs, it becomes clear that employers have a

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Protective Factor #6: Making sure kids are socially-emotionally strong

Saying that parenting is a tough job is an understatement. After all, “jobs” are supposed to end when you clock out. And you know perfectly well that being a parent is a round-the-clock proposition, where even the best parents make

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Protective Factor #5: Finding concrete supports for your family

Saying that parenting is a tough job is an understatement. After all, “jobs” are supposed to end when you clock out. And you know perfectly well that being a parent is a round-the-clock proposition, and even the best parents make

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Protective Factor #4: How parents can develop social connections that strengthen

Saying that parenting is a tough job is an understatement. After all, “jobs” are supposed to end when you clock out. And you know perfectly well that being a parent is a round-the-clock proposition, and even the best parents make

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300+ experienced the Pinwheels for Prevention Picnic

On Saturday, April 25, Nebraska Children closed out Child Abuse Prevention Month with a massive family celebration and educational event. The 2nd Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Picnic almost didn’t happen – early morning showers and a cool breeze almost shut

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Protective Factor #3: Parental Resilience

Saying that parenting is a tough job is an understatement. After all, “jobs” are supposed to end when you clock out. And you know perfectly well that being a parent is a round-the-clock proposition, and even the best parents make

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How to make Nebraska giving days work for you

May is a big month for nonprofits in Nebraska. This month, both Omaha and Lincoln hold their annual community giving days! These events were made popular nationwide about 5 years ago. Usually run by the local community foundation, community giving

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