April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 30, 2024 in News, Parent Education & Support

April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention moth. There is so much importance in providing a strong environment in which a child can depend on. 

Unfortunately, in some situations, a negative and toxic environment for children is a reality. This type of environment can have a negative effect on a child’s behavior, health and cognitive development. Regional Medical Center (RMC) Parents as Teachers (PAT) recognizes the importance of cultivating a positive childhood experience for not only children, but for the good of the entire community. 

“Here at Parents as Teachers we strive to educate and support parent-child interactions through reading, constructive play and so much more,” shares Kristi Hoefer, RMC Parents as Teachers Supervisor. “We all can play a role in promoting a healthy child environment.”

Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Iowa is a nonprofit organization that seeks to ensure parents receive the social support, child care and education they need to support their children. Delaware County’s PCA is a local group that focuses on that same initiative. Their mission is to help children within Delaware County grow up in an environment where they feel safe, nurtured, supported and stable. 

For more information or to speak with a Parents as Teachers educator at RMC, call 563-927-7685.

Pictured: Attendees at the 2024 PAT “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” Event