Mission: Eliminating child abuse
Programs: Advocacy center the safechild advocacy center is a child and family friendly facility that offers integrated services for over 300 child victims of sexual/physical abuse and approximately 500 non-offending parents. The center provides treatment and healing for children and their families and gives collaborating partners, such as law enforcement, child protection workers, prosecutors, advocates, and the mental health and medical communities opportunities to partner to protect the child from further victimization and help him/her heal from trauma. There are two main goals for the center: 1. To improve child well-being for children in wake county who experience sexual/physical abuse 2. To coordinate an effective collaborative response to serve child victims. Benefited - 332 children and 498 caregivers.
group based programs safechild implements five family-centered, group based parent education programs designed to prevent abuse and neglect and to build strong families. Parents receive detailed child rearing information during the 12 to 13 week evidenced based programs that empower them to make informed decisions regarding parenting practices that promotes the emotional and physical well-being of their children. Program staff collaborate with the wake couny distrct court, wake county human services, local domestic violence and substance abuse agencies and the wake county public school system. Benefited - 500 parents and 350 children
school based safechild empowers first grade and second grade students every year with this interactive program that teaches children skills to protect themselves from physical and sexual abuse. Funny tummy feelings also informs children how to make appropriate decisions in a variety of situations. Funny fummy feelings includes discussions about pleasant and unpleasant funny tummy feelings or emotions; the difference between "good- and -not-so-good" secrets; how to identify and select special people in each child's life that he or she can talk to and trust; when to say "no- and how to say "no" effectively. Benefited 50 schools and 6,000 students
home based program welcome baby - a year-long home visiting program that provides mentoring and support for new mothers. Each new mom is paired with an experienced mother who acts as a mentor, friend, and parent educator throughout the first year of the infant's life. Benefited - 70 mothers and 70 babies safechild also implements a speaker's bureau type program that raises awareness about child abuse and neglect. Benefited: 1,000