Newsday Charities Grants $40,000 to Combat Child Abuse and Empower Parents
This is the sixth consecutive year that Newsday Charities has dedicated funding to LIPI; previous support included a number of EAC Network programs that protect children such as Chance to Advance for youth in foster care and Nassau Supervised Visitation.
"According to the National Children's Alliance, in 2016 over 18,400 child victims of sexual and physical abuse were served at accredited Child Advocacy Centers in New York State alone. Of the more than 13,000 alleged offenders, almost 52% were parents or stepparents, and sadly represent only those cases that were reported and prosecuted,"
LIPI's solution is to prevent child abuse and limit negative outcomes by utilizing parenting best practices and by promoting protective factors that include increasing parent resilience, educating parents on child development and the social/emotional competence of children, creating social connections, and providing concrete support in times of need.
To maximize program effectiveness, LIPI uses evidence-based curricula and tools such as Common Sense Parenting and Bright Beginnings to provide a strong educational foundation for parents and to encourage them to redefine and strengthen their relationships with their children. Targeted training strategies promote positive family interaction, give parents the opportunity to practice skills in class, teach emotional communication skills, raise awareness of children's development, and facilitate healthy bonding.
To learn more about Newsday Charities, visit www.newsdaycharities.org.
To learn more about EAC Network's Long Island Parenting Institute, visit www.eac-network.org/
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About EAC Network
EAC Network is a diverse not-for-profit human service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 82,000 children, families, and seniors in crisis across Long Island and New York City. Among those we help are children who have been abused or who are in foster care, people struggling with addiction or mental illness, vulnerable seniors, individuals seeking gainful employment, and more. For more information, visit us at www.eac-network.org, call (516) 539-0150, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @EACNet.