PCAR Monthly Program Report – August 2017

seedlingLast month at Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale in Rockdale and Newton County, PCA Rockdale provided 180 classes and served 150 families with parenting programs. 106 families were served by our First Steps Program at Rockdale Medical Center (RMC) and four car seat safety classes were also provided for families. We also provided professional training for Mother/Baby Staff at RMC and facilitator training/mandated reporter training for our center-based classes. We will be providing Rockdale DFCS staff Car Seat Safety training on September 21st.

We provided over 200 resources/referrals to help our program participants meet the needs of their families (for example, we bought a uniform in order to make it possible for a young mother to go back to work).

Summer Fundraiser

pinwheel-preventionHello Friends, Family, and Supporters! Prevent Child Abuse serves the Families of Rockdale and Newton Counties and is kicking off our summer fundraiser. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to prevent child abuse. By making a donation, you can help us to reach our goal! Please help by making a donation at http://www.pcarockdale.org/donate/

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We are a core partner in Restoration Storehouse

RSC Logo 2We are a core partner in Restoration Storehouse – a new collaborative in our community developing greater impact and results on a shared campus under development.

Leveraging the Power of Collaboration

As a core partner in Restoration Storehouse, we understand when someone is in need, life is already overwhelming to them without a scattered search for help. Restoration Storehouse Center bridges the gaps for those in need by providing connections to multiple resources in one place. We provide a wealth of knowledge and life skills to learn. With our collaboration, they don’t have to search all over Rockdale. Our combined resources are right down the hall. By leveraging all of our partners’ abilities and purposes in one location, we find better solutions that address the entire problem.

Our collaboration involves six different non-profit partners:

  • Mercy Heart Clinic
  • New Covenant Fellowship
  • One Heart Ministries Inc
  • Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale
  • Rockdale Coalition for Families and Children
  • Rockdale Emergency Relief

For more information visit www.restorationstorehouse.org

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale Earns “Partner in Prevention” Designation To Protect Children

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale has achieved “Partner in Prevention,” a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse (CSA).

The designation was awarded for Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale commitment to protecting children by training 90-percent of its staff and volunteers on how to prevent, recognize the signs and react responsibly to CSA.

“Partner in Prevention” was created as a national standard to help parents and caregivers recognize organizations who take CSA prevention seriously by implementing policy and training staff.

The training and designation award is provided by Charleston, SC-based Darkness to Light (D2L). D2L has championed the movement to end CSA since its founding in 2000 and now has education programs in 49 states and 15 foreign countries.

D2L’s training curriculum points out that CSA is pervasive in a society where it is repressed and not discussed. Thousands of organizations across the U.S. and Canada are now seeking out a dialogue for prevention and they are sending parents and the community a message with the Partner in Prevention distinction.

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale (PCAR) has provided prevention programs in our community since 1989. PCAR is the primary and premier provider of parent education classes in Rockdale and Newton Counties.

To learn more about CSA prevention training or to enroll your organization in D2L’s “Partner in Prevention” program, please visit www.d2l.org. Please also contact D2L Program Coordinator Erika Rowell at 842-965-5444.

About Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)

Crime and behavioral studies have long cited CSA for its devastating impact on society. Statistics are startling, according to the Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse & Neglect:

  • 95% of abuse is by someone the child knows and trusts.
  • 73% of children don’t tell anyone until well after the abuse has occurred, if they tell at all.
  • Statistically, approximately 500,000 babies born in the U.S. each year will be sexually abused before they reach age 18.
  • In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 42 million adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
  • CSA is linked to a host of social issues including teen pregnancy, psychiatric disorders and substance abuse.
  • CSA ranks second to murder as the most expensive victim crime in the U.S., where costs exceed $35 billion annually.

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale

Since 1989, Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale has been dedicated to ensuring that all children are raised in a safe, loving, nurturing home free from all forms of abuse and neglect.

10 Ways to Continue Safe Infant Sleep Outreach Beyond SIDS Awareness Month

Dear Safe to Sleep® Community

sts_banner_logoWe loved seeing state and local news stories about the ways you’ve engaged your communities in safe infant sleep education throughout SIDS Awareness Month. We know those highlights are just a fraction of the safe infant sleep outreach successes you achieved and we want to express our pride in being a part of such a dedicated community. […]

October is SIDS Awareness Month

babyWhat is SIDS?

  1. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexpected death of a baby younger than 1 year of age that doesn’t have a known cause even after a complete investigation.
  2. It is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age.
  3. African American and American Indian/Alaska Native babies are at a higher risk of SIDS than infants of other races and ethnicities.
  4. SIDS is just one type of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death or “SUID,” which includes those from no clear reason, such as SIDS, and those from a known reason, such as suffocation, neglect, homicide, or other sleep-related causes.

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First Lady of Georgia visits First Steps program

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PCA Fall Fundraising Campaign

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Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale is inviting you to support our children’s futures to raise awareness and raise funds to support our children. In order to receive our $160,000 grant, Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale needs your help to raise $32,000 by August 30, 2015. Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale helps support the healthy development of our children. The great childhoods we want for our children require a loving and supporting environment. Help us give our children the childhoods they deserve.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Please consider making a financial donation. Our programs need your help to survive and grow. When you give to Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, 100% of your money goes to our programs. Your dollars do not pay rent, utilities or even the food that we serve.

Fall Fundraising Campaign

Please consider making a financial donation. Our programs need your help to survive and grow. When you give to Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, 100% of your money goes to our programs. Your dollars do not pay rent, utilities or even the food that we serve.

Your generous donation will give a child in need the following:

$50.00 – Diapers and diaper wipes.
$100.00 – A pack-n-play, two fitted sheets, and a sleep sack.
$150.00 – All of the above items.

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Donation Total: $50

​​Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Any donations made are deductible under IRS rules (check with your accountant).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Key Sponsor – $15,000 (0 Available)

  • Requires match level donations for viral social campaigns. (For example: General Mills will donate $1 for every
    like or share of this video.)
  • Premier logo placement on new PCA website
  • Inclusion on all press releases
  • Inclusion on all advertising
  • Logo placement and mention on Youtube videos and social media posts
  • Product placement on Crowdfunding prizes
  • Booth and logo placement at PCA events

Corporate Sponsor – $5,000 (3 Available)

  • Partner with a great cause
  • Market your business to families in the East Metro Atlanta market
  • Premier logo placement on new PCA website
  • Inclusion on all advertising
  • Logo placement and mention on social media posts
  • Product placement on Crowdfunding prizes
  • Booth and logo placement at PCA events

Business Sponsor – $1,000

  • Partner with a great cause
  • Market your business to families in the East Metro Atlanta market
  • Logo placement on new PCA website
  • Logo placement and mention on social media posts
  • Booth and logo placement at PCA events

Small Business Sponsor – $500

  • Partner with a great cause
  • Market your business to families in the East Metro Atlanta market
  • Business name listed on new PCA website
  • Booth and logo placement at PCA events

Please Contact Us for further details.

Pinwheels for Prevention

Why Pinwheels for Prevention®?

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. What our research showed, and what our experiences since then have borne out, is that people respond to the pinwheel. By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions. In essence, it has come to serve as the physical embodiment, or reminder, of the great childhoods we want for all children.

Why Do We Care?

Because We All Play a Role in Children’s Lives…

Whether you are an employer enacting policies that impact the work-life balance or a neighbor who offers parents time away from stress, we all have an effect on the lives of children. The responsibility is ours to contribute to the kind of nation in which we want to live. When all children don’t have equal opportunity for healthy growth and development, we put our future as a society at risk. Every day is your call to action and an opportunity for you to recognize that we all play a role in children’s lives.

Because Children Are Our Future…

Our most basic obligation is to support the healthy development of our nation’s children. The great childhoods we want for our children require a loving and supporting environment. Children who are raised in supportive and stable environments are more academically and financially successful, and great childhoods help children grow into productive, contributing adults who help their community, and our country, be prosperous and competitive in the global economy.

Because the Costs Are Too High…

When we invest in healthy child development, we are investing in community and economic development. Unfortunately, children are sometimes exposed to extreme and sustained stress like child abuse and neglect, which can undermine a child’s development. Research conducted by Prevent Child Abuse America estimates that implementing effective policies and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect can save taxpayers $80 billion per year. The cost of not doing this is measured in increased costs for foster care services, hospitalization, mental health treatment and law enforcement, as well as loss of individual productivity and expenditures related to chronic health problems, special education and the justice system.

Be the force that keeps the pinwheel moving! Support efforts related to prevention by making a personally significant gift today.

Schools, nonprofits highlight Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and to bring more attention to this critical issue, Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS), Rockdale County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), and Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale (PCAR) are partnering this month to encourage all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Rockdale County a better place for children and families.

Rockdale County Public Schools’ school social workers organized the planting of “prevention pinwheels” at the RCPS main county office location as well as the RCPS support services location on West Avenue, as part of the campaign to highlight the critical importance of this issue and the trememndous efforts of schools, courts, nonprofits and social service agencies working together to address and prevent child abuse.

Read the Full Article at www.rockdalenews.com.