Child Abuse Prevention Strategy

 

EBAC Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention, Intervention and Healing

 

We know that when children, youth and families can manage, adapt and cope with stressful or traumatic times, they are more likely to be safe, healthy and thrive. EBAC leverages our nearly 7 decade history of providing therapeutic and supportive programming at schools, homes and community centers located throughout Alameda County communities in our strategy and approach to child abuse prevention, intervention and healing. EBAC offers children, youth and families a continuum of wraparound services aimed to build resilience against future stress and trauma. These services strengthen the protective factors that lead to family stability and reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect.

 

Preventing, responding to and healing child abuse and neglect requires addressing risk factors and protective factors with a holistic approach that attends to the needs of each family member at multiple levels (family, school, relationships, and community) and through multiple tiers of service. Using a Prevention, Intervention and Healing Approach based on protective factors, EBAC’s programs and services work to:

 

Stabilize families by connecting them to basic needs, child care, academic support, housing, financial assistance and counseling programs to strengthen household financial security, and domestic violence programs, among others

 

Educate parents on healthy child development, school and systems navigation, positive parenting skills and family relationship approaches, and resilient parenting for bereaved families; provide early childhood education and enrichment to children with family engagement

 

Connect families to community to reduce isolation and build peer support networks through parent support groups, parent cafés, and safe and welcoming family resource centers

 

Help children, youth and families through linkage to counseling, case management and therapeutic resources to lessen trauma associated with abuse and neglect and prevent problem behaviors and possible future involvement in violence

 

EBAC Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Intervention and Healing Strategy Outcomes

 

Children, youth and families participating in EBAC programs and services will experience improvements in protective factors that increase family safety, stability, well-being and resiliency and reduce risk factors for child abuse and neglect :

 

By increasing protective factors through our direct services, EBAC can prevents, mitigates, and helps children and families recover heal from child abuse and neglect, leading to long-term positive health and life outcomes for at-risk children and families in Alameda County.

 

For more information about EBAC’s approach to child abuse prevention, intervention and healing, contact

 

Kristin Wagner, Senior Director, Family and Community Wellness

Kristin@EBAC.org

510-844-6707

 

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