April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Maggie’s Places uses “Protective Factors” in our programming for moms to eliminate risk of abuse. Protective Factors are an evidence-based method to help people more effectively deal with stressful events.
Maggie’s Place programming includes individualized family coaching. Families work one-on-one with a family coach to set goals and work to achieve those goals. Individualized one-on-one attention allows the family coach to make referrals to the proper community resources including child development and behavior, child health and safety, early literacy, family social supports, family stability and economic supports, and positive parenting. This provides wellness for the entire family.
During the past nine months, 61 families have enrolled in family coaching, completing the Building Resilient Families, AZ Self Sufficiency Matrix and ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) quiz. From those assessments families have worked with their family coach receiving individualized, trauma sensitive care to develop a family goal plan. Through this coaching, families set 121 goals and 51 of those goals have been completed!
We have a variety of events for families. Every Friday Maggie’s Place, in collaboration with Lutheran Social Services, hosts parent child play groups for children ages 0-5 that focuses on child development.
How you can help:
- Coordinate a drive at your church, school, organization, or workplace to support our Earn While You Learn
- Volunteer to help us provide quality child enrichment activities
- Sponsor an event
Check out last week’s post here!