In this podcast Carla Snodgrass discusses the Strengthening Families Model including the importance of five protective factors that support both children and parents and can help build healthy, resilient families. Carla is the Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and serves as a parent education trainer throughout the United States. She recently presented at the Children’s Trust Fund Conference – “A Generation of Prevention”.
Teen pregnancy and high school dropout rates have increased while child abuse has decreased. That is among the data reflected in the most recent edition of the 2008 Kids Count Missouri Data Book. Citizens For Missouri’s Children (CMC) Executive Director F. Scott Gee, along with Director of Programs and Policy Emily Schwartze, join CTF Director Kirk Schreiber on this podcast to discuss the work of CMC, the annual Kids Count Project and how the data can be an effective tool and resource.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, nationally and in Missouri. Jay Wood (pictured front left) and Joy Oesterly (front right) from Missouri KidsFirst along with Prevention Consultants of Missouri Director Jamie Myers (rear right) join Kirk Schreiber on this podcast to talk about the origin of this month, the history of the blue ribbon campaign, Go Blue Day, other planned events and activities across the state and much more.
CTF’s 2009 Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Conference – “A Generation of Prevention” will be held March 18-20, 2009 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. A variety of topics will be covered by outstanding national and local speakers and trainers. This is an event that is held only every other year so don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. Listen to the CTF Podcast to learn more! Register today! [Photo L-R: Producer John Sims, Paula Cunningham and Kirk Schreiber]
Positive and negative experiences can have a dramatic effect on the developing brain. Dr. Linda Chamberlain is an epidemiologist specializing in family violence and their health effects, and the effects of childhood exposure to violence on children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Chamberlain explains the impact of witnessing domestic or other forms of violence on a child’s developing brain.