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20 Ways of Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect

1. The Child Help USA Hotline offers 24-hour crisis telephone assistance for individuals under stress. Telephone counseling is available in 140 languages 800-422-4453. 2. Organizations such as Parents Anonymous offer self-help groups for parents seeking support and positive parent strategies at www.parentsanonymous.org 3. Child Abuse Prevention Councils or Family Resource […]


20 Facts About Child Abuse & Neglect

1. Child abuse or neglect is a crime. 2. The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law (Penal Code sections 11164-11174.3) may be accessed here 3. Child abuse and neglect affect children of all ages, races, and incomes. 4. Instances of suspected abuse or neglect should be reported to Child […]


Parenting Survivors

No one will ever tell you that parenting is easy. Parenting children that are survivors or witnesses of abuse is even more difficult. If you have left an abusive relationship where your child was exposed to violence, have found out that someone has sexually abused your child, or are fostering […]


Spotlight

Have you seen the Oscar’s Best Motion Picture of the Year? Spotlight is a film that tells the story of the world-shaking sexual abuse scandal and cover up in the Catholic Church. Jeff Saporito of screenprism.com says, “Why should you see this film? To honor the victims, first of all, […]


What Does a CASA do?

What is a CASA? Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of […]


Why We Should #StandWithKesha

Scores of lawsuits involving sexual assault and sexual harassment are filed every day. Why has this one caught our eye? In case you haven’t heard, pop icon Kesha has sued her producer and production company because of alleged sexual assault, harassment, emotional abuse, manipulation and more. Kesha wasn’t looking for […]


Parents Guide to Dating Violence

It might be very easy to think that you would know if your children was in an unhealthy or violent relationship. When we look at the facts, often unhealthy relationships are a lot harder to recognize than we think. And even scarier, a lot more common. According to loveisrespect.org, Nearly […]


Teen Dating Violence Awareness

We have a role in ending Teen Dating Violence! February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and we are doing our part to talk to teens about healthy relationships. What are you doing? Need help starting the conversation? Read our parents’ guide! A huge and special thank you to Brian […]


Healing Art for Kids

Wild Iris is currently housing 9 children in our Transitional Housing Program. These children have experienced so much hurt and witnessed so much abuse in their short lives so far. We are so glad that we are able to give them a safe home environment to begin to heal. One […]