| Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect is EVERYONE’S Responsibility!
The Butler County Family & Children First Council acts as the local advisory board for the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, Ohio's sole, dedicated public funding source for child abuse and neglect prevention.
In fiscal year 2013, OCTF funded initiatives in Butler County include:
- Strengthening Families
- The Incredible Years
- Parents as Teachers
- Stewards of Children
To learn more about what you can do to prevent child abuse and neglect, please visit www.preventchildabuse.org.
Parenting is not easy. The next time a child is a source of stress, frustration or anger, PAUSE.
- Take a moment to calm down before reacting to a child. Remember that it is normal to feel negative emotions while parenting and you are not alone.
- Believe in yourself. No one is a perfect parent and we all need encouragement and help sometimes.
- Ask for assistance from family and friends when you need it.
- Seek out parent support groups, workshops or playgroups where you can share your challenges and find support.