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Positive Childhood Experiences

Our mission is to empower a caring community that promises the well-being of every child.

Every child deserves to grow up with a healthy mind, strong community, and safe and healthy family.

Social supports and caring connections serve to strengthen families, decrease the negative outcomes of childhood trauma and reduce the risk of child abuse or neglect. This is why the Thriving Families Alliance works to foster connections, help communities to come together, and leverage resources to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect in our community.

 

Through local efforts, we collaborate to ensure that all children will grow up healthy and safe from maltreatment.  Children’s exposure to toxic stress is reduced and protective factors are increased by focusing on early access to concrete supports, evidence-based parenting support, and social supports for families.

Prevent Child Abuse

Child Abuse Prevention

Every child deserves to grow up with a healthy mind, strong community, and safe and healthy family.

Social supports and caring connections strengthen families, weaken the negative outcomes of childhood trauma and reduce the risk of child abuse or neglect. That is why the Thriving Families Alliance works to foster connections, help communities to come together, and leverage resources to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect in our community.

 

Prevent Child Abuse Committees

Through local efforts, including the Prevent Child Abuse Pottawattamie County Committee, we collaborate to ensure that all children will be healthy and safe from child maltreatment.  By focusing on early access to concrete supports, evidence-based parenting support, and social supports for families, children’s exposure to toxic stress is reduced and protective factors are increased.

Parent and Family Support

Thriving Families Alliance works to mitigate ACES and decrease toxic stress for future generations in our community, with the hope of breaking generational cycles.  Prevention is possible and Thriving Families Alliance utilizes a wide array of strategies including parenting support and home visitation, advocacy and awareness, and community events.  Events are planned annually to raise awareness of available supports and prevention efforts by the Prevent Child Abuse Committee of Pottawattamie County.

Family support services help you build your child’s skills and make lemonade from the lemons that life throws your way. Because all parents ask for support sometimes. These services are community-based programs that support parents in their role. These support services can look different depending on the strengths and needs of each individual family, but the goal is to help parents enhance skills and find solutions to problems to promote healthy child development.  Access to any of our free community family support services can be found by contacting the Child and Family Resource Network at www.childandfamilyresourcenetwork.org and they will help find the program to best meet your family’s needs.

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