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How To Establish Healthy Sleep Habits For Children And Teens

If you live in a state that abides by daylight savings time, you know how difficult a time change can be. Time changes are hard enough on adults, but especially hard for children and teens. With a recent “spring forward” time change, perhaps you noticed your child struggle or maybe you often have wondered if …

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Adoption Month

SAFY Celebrates National Adoption Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month is a nationwide initiative of the Children’s Bureau with a goal to increase awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system.  For over two decades, National Adoption Awareness Month has been promoted every November. Proclaimed in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, …

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Stop Bullying

National Bullying Prevention Month

Nearly a decade old, National Bullying Prevention Awareness month was initiated by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in October 2006. Did you know that 1 in every 5 children report being bullied? Bullying is classified as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the …

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Purposeful Parenting

SAFY Celebrates Purposeful Parenting Month

Purposeful parenting encourages active and engaged parenting to build strong families The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services slated July as Purposeful Parenting Month. The summer month seems a perfect time to practice purposeful parenting, when families are together more frequently during summer break from school. Purposeful parenting is all about being an active …

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Signs to Watch for in Children Who May be in Abusive or Neglectful Situations

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which helps raise public awareness about preventing child maltreatment.  During the month of April and throughout the year, National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote the social and …

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Helping Older Youth Secure Successful Futures

SAFY’s older youth services promote independence, wellness and success for older youth and young adults aging out of foster care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that approximately 20,000 youth age out of and exit foster care each year. Exits may be positive, when youth are emancipated to independent living or return …

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Protect your child from human trafficking

How to Protect Your Child from Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery and a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people, including children, around the world. According to the FBI, human trafficking is believed to be the third-largest criminal activity in the world. Sadly, many cases of human trafficking include children who are forced labor, or …

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