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What’s Going On? How We Can Confront Child Sexual Abuse in America

The child welfare system is charged with promoting the wellbeing of children by ensuring their safety and strengthening their families, so they may successfully care for children. While the child welfare system is comprised of a complex set of procedures that vary by state, finding solutions to combat the collateral effects some children face when placed into the child welfare system may be just as complex, if not illusive.

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Teens Raising Babies: Supporting and Assisting Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Young teen parents cradling infant daughter

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is the fourth and final post in a blog series about APA’s ACT Raising Safe Kids (ACT-RSK) program. ACT-RSK teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 8. Make sure to check out our first, second and third posts in the series.  By J. Riley Bailey, PhD (TEEN+ Project Director) & Janon Wilson-Wilbourn, PhD (Lead Social Worker, TEEN+ Project) Pregnant and […]

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ACT in Japan: Bridging Cultures to Help Families Raise Children without Violence

Japanese family in the park

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is the third in a series of posts about APA’s ACT Raising Safe Kids (ACT-RSK) program. ACT-RSK teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 8. Read our first and second posts in the series here and here. By Reiko True, PhD & Nahoko Nishizawa, PsyD (ACT Raising Safe Kids Program Coordinators in Japan) Looking out at the beautiful snowy mountains of northeastern […]

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The Secret to Success in Positive Parenting: The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program

Adorable toddler girl

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is the second in a series of posts about APA’s ACT Raising Safe Kids (ACT-RSK) program. ACT-RSK teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 8. Read our first and third posts in the series here and here. By Howard Baker (Executive Director, Lemberg Children’s Center at Brandeis University) Repeatedly over the last five years I’ve heard parents at our center say: “I’m […]

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Early Childhood Parent Training: A Vital Tool for Psychologists

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This post is the first in a series about APA’s ACT Raising Safe Kids (ACT-RSK) program. ACT-RSK teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 8. The second and third posts in this series are available here and here. By Michele Knox, PhD What do you think I hear most when I meet with various students and early career psychologists? In […]

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