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Apr 22

Parents as Teachers Offers Resources to Prevent Child Abuse

April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. In Child Maltreatment 2011, it was reported that in FFY 2011 in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto […]

Apr 18

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time when communities nationwide come together to celebrate children and families. Prevent Child Abuse Iowa is honoring the month with awareness events and a children’s contest. Child abuse is defined through state laws, so there is no federal standard throughout the country. In Iowa, the Legislature defines “child […]

Apr 2

April is National Stress Awareness Month

A recent conversation amongst colleagues at Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) ended in agreement:  We are collectively holding our breath waiting for spring to really arrive.  With Old Man Winter coming more than going and Lady Spring barely showing herself, it is understandable that stress might be high in southwest Iowa.  Unseasonably chilly weather might raise our […]