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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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Protective Factor #2: How Parents can learn more about child development

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 #1: How parents can build nurturing and attachment

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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What are Protective Factors?

We’ve all heard of risk factors that contribute to problems within families. Protective Factors are the positive counterpoint to risk factors. Protective Factors help families stay safe, healthy and strong. According to national research, when multiple risk factors are present

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The state of child maltreatment in Nebraska

Child abuse and neglect in Nebraska doesn’t just affect the child. The long-term effects follow a child into adulthood, leading to long-term health problems, emotional issues and increased risks for drug use and other high-risk behaviors. It is important to note that these numbers

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