Happy 2020: Partners In Prevention Annual Report is Here!
Happy 2020 and we hope this newsletter finds you well!
Since 2010, Partners in Prevention has worked to increase awareness of the effects of child abuse and neglect while expanding opportunities to access prevention and support services within a wide range of communities in the Bay Area and beyond. Generous donations have empowered us with the confidence to reach further and imagine new paths in pursuing our mission to prevent abuse of children.
Our prevention work focuses on innovative methods to engage and educate so that children and families can create a plan for intervention before abuse occurs.
A PHASED APPROACH
Over the past year, Partners in Prevention has developed and expanded our community offerings via a phased approach. We collect data at multiple points along the timeline of each program’s development and reflect on findings from previous phases. In this way, we build in opportunities to constantly evolve toward more optimal practices in order to achieve our goals as an organization. We are always listening and learning.
AWARENESS TO ACTION: Education for Adults
We are busy planning for the new year with focus on the adult education that is so essential to achieving our mission of raising awareness and preventing abuse. We often hear requests for more and better resources from those who interact with children who have been abused.
In response to these requests our AWARENESS TO ACTION Speakers Series, organized in collaboration with our statewide partners, launches on April 6 at John Muir Health Hospital in Walnut Creek.
Stay tuned for more details on this and other initiatives coming in 2020, including online Train the Trainers videos.
In addition to our new Speakers Series we will continue our expansion of adult education events, tools, materials, and support in the new year. It is critically important that adults and caregivers are informed to identify potential risk and the necessary actions to protect children, so they know that they are not responsible to protect themselves and never are made to feel guilty or at fault by the actions of a perpetrator.