Nurturing Children, Supporting Communities,
For help finding resources in your area, call the Child and Family Ombudsman at 1-844-25CHILD (1-844-252-4453).
Soothe a Crying Baby
Download the Crying Card to share with anyone who interacts with young children to promote awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma. The Crying Card offers tips to soothe a crying baby, as well as information on normal crying.
Helpful Parenting Links
The Best Beginnings Advisory Council serves as the early childhood advisory council. The council includes governmental agencies, the public at large, child care providers, state and local government, and tribal communities. The council's work will focus on creating a statewide plan for an early childhood service system that will assist in the four principal objectives:
- Children will have access to high quality early childhood programs.
- Families with young children will have community support.
- Children will have access to a medical home and health insurance.
- Improving the social, emotional, and mental health needs of young children and families.
Local Best Beginnings Coalitions work together across child serving systems at the grass roots level.
Best Beginnings Documents and Resources
The National Alliance assists state Children's Trust and Prevention Funds and promotes and supports a system of services, laws, practices and attitudes that strengthen families' capacity to provide their children with safe, healthy, and nurturing childhoods.
This organization has led the way in building awareness and providing education on child abuse and neglect prevention. PCA provides leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at the national and local levels. This site contains materials for child abuse prevention, parenting tips, press releases, state chapters, opinion polls and other publications.
The Raising of America will reframe the way we look at early child health and development. This film explores how a strong start for all kids leads to a better America. Find out how to become involved to change the conversation about what we can do to ensure every infant has an equal opportunity.
Looking for more links?
The National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds offers an extensive list of links to child abuse prevention resources.