Mission: Ending the cycle of child abuse by promoting individual well-being and
Programs: Children's services include individual and group therapy for children and families impacted by child abuse and other violent crimes. Facilitated visitation services are also provided to allow families in the child welfare system to develop healthy relationships in a safe and nurturing environment. Evening and weekend appointments are available. This year 417 individuals were provided with more than 3,000 hours of individual, family and group therapy. 92% of individuals increased their knowledge of signs of abuse, and 100% of children successfully met their treatment goals! Additionaly, more than 1500 individuals participated in visitation services. 74% of adults showed measurable improvements in one or more outcome areas (attachment/bonding, parenting skills, communication, response to child's needs), and 87% of clients surveyed reported learning new skills.
nurturing services includes family based parenting education services to decrease the risk of child abuse and help families develop healthier, more loving relationships. Every parents library, which provides tools to new parents, and stewards of children, which educates adults on ways to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. Parenting programs served over 700 individuals and provided more the 8,700 hours of service. 80% of parents increased approprriate parenting skills, and 80% demonstrate
community education includes kids on the block, a dynamic education program designed to help children recognize, resist and report child abuse. Kids on the block served more than 19,000 children, and provided more than 13,000 hours of service. 80% of children completing pre and post tests increased their knowledge of ways to recognize, resist and report child abuse, and 99% of teachers surveyed agreed that the program was helpful to their students.