Parents Raising Safe Kids
The ACT Against Violence: Parents Raising Safe Kids program was:
Developed for adults who raise, care for and teach children ages
Designed to prevent violence by providing young children with positive
role models and environments that teach nonviolent problem-solving,
- Designed by the American Psychological Association and evidence-based.
The ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids is a national anti-violence research based program that mobilizes communities and educates families and caregivers to protect children and youth from violence before it occurs. The program achieves its goals by:
Establishing partnerships with organizations, coalitions, colleges and
- Training professionals and other adults who work with families
Adults serve as important role models for teaching young children about
- The early years are an important time for children to learn basic skills that can have a lasting impact on their lives
- To raise parent/adult awareness about ways to protect children and youth by improving parenting skills.
To promote violence prevention the curriculum addresses four core issues in 8 group sessions of approximately 90 minutes each:
Child Development: Define and discuss realistic
expectations regarding the behavior and abilities of children from
birth to age 8.
Anger Management: Help parents recognize anger in
themselves, consider alternative strategies to corporal punishment,
cope with children’s tantrums and practice role modeling
Social Problem-Solving: Demonstrate establishing
boundaries and appropriate consequences, discuss seeking alternatives
to verbal and physical violence.
- Media Literacy: Raise parental awareness about the significance of reading aloud, reducing TV viewing and actively monitoring computer usage, video games, and action movies to protect children from media violence.
Contact CSB Wellness & Health Promotion at 703-934-5477, TTY 711 for more information.