· NEVADA DISTRICT
GUIDE IS DESIGNED SO THAT EXCHANGE CLUBS AND OUR COMMUNITIES
ALL ACROSS AMERICA CAN REACH OUT TO OUR PARENTS
TO HELP PREVENT CHILD ABUSE.
THE FOLLOWING PAGES INCLUDE VARIOUS PROJECT
IDEAS THAT CAN HELP YOUR EXCHANGE CLUB
MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION IN THE
AREA OF CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION.
"Help find a missing child." "Call 1-800-THE-LOST
(1-800-843-5678) if you've
seen one of these children."
"We support the work of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children."
Kidcode, developed by the
Committee for Children, is a project that
is simple to implement. Yet, it can have a tremendous impact on community
awareness of your club or center's commitment to child abuse prevention. It is a
protective password chosen by parents and their children to help prevent
abduction by strangers. The code word can be any word or phrase, the more
unusual the better! It can be silly password like "green-tailed monkey" or
"purple pumpkin eater," a made up word like "muggly-wumps" or even a
high-tech password like "megabyte." It should be unique, yet easy to remember,
and above all, it should be a family's own personal password.
Please, Families should not use the example words when selecting their KidCode.
The disappearance of children is a major problem in the United States. In many
cases, there is a direct relationship between abduction and abuse. KidCode will not
solve the problem of missing children, but it will help children distinguish between
people they have permission to go with, and people who are likely to deceive,
exploit or injure them.
The popular Time Out Teddy brochure
provides parents with insights on
developing positive and effective child-rearing skills. This attractive, easy-to-read
brochure points out in a friendly, informal manner that parenting is not something
that just comes naturally--it is something that is learned by all parents. The
brochure outlines the various needs of children for proper development. It gives
examples of basic needs such as:
Infant needs: Food,
clothing, shelter, sleep.
Infants also need extra warmth,
attention, cuddling and eye contact--all
given in a consistent, loving manner.
A safe place to explore, and stimulation
of their physical senses through play. They
need to be allowed to do some things
on their own, and to learn about their
bodies. Toddlers need to be read to, so that
they can learn to talk.
E-Mail - Shirley Lashmett, District Secretary.
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