C hild abuse gose up when econemy goes down because there is stress in the house.
“When there is a recession or other financial insecurity, there’s going to be a higher risk of violence or domestic violence, child abuse falling into that category,” said Dr. Laurie Carter, a pediatric hospitalist at Community Children’s in Missoula. Source: www.nbcmontana.com
To report child abuse or neglect call this number:
Idaho – [1-855-552-KIDS]
We Need Volunteers Like YOU
by Avrielle (age 10)
O ffice Moms and Dads is doing training sessions on Zoom. The trainings are being announced on Facebook if you want to find one near you. You have to RSVP at least a week before training. OMD is recruiting people on social media. OMD needs to have a full volunteer roster so that there are no children who have to sit alone when entering foster care.
Applicants must pass a background check and have some availability Mondays through Fridays during business hours, once the Stay Home order is lifted.
( Translation) This program is planned by the OMD Events Committee. During the Summer Solstice Soiree people have a silent auction and a live auction. It happens June 20th in Warehouse 23 (Vancouver, WA) or it might happen online. OMD does it to raise money for kids without parents.
( Correction) OMD does it to raise money for kids who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. An understandable mistake, Abe.
Now accepting auction items! Email email@example.com
A Reminder to Read
by Atticus (age 7)
A tticus would like to remind everyone to read to their children during this difficult time. His favorite book is Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems.
Atticus personally enjoys daily drawing tutorials by Mo Willems himself. Check it out !
by Sarah (Executive Director)
As we free fall the flight of stairs that was March turned to April and is sure to be May, we know there will be pain. For many of us the pain has already come. And we will sit in our socially distant spaces and cry (as we should).
We cannot fully shield our children from the fallout of this time in history; but we can fall with them, holding them as tightly as we can. We can assess the bruises of friendships missed, of routines gone, of mommy being always stressed out. We can ask if they are ok, but more than likely they won’t have the words to tell us. They will be happy that their cracker is saved, and will wriggle out of our arms to go play. Children are resilient. And so are we. Read the full article here.