You are the solution.
Maybe you coach a baseball team or you help care for the neighbor kids from time to time. You are investing in the safety and security of the children in our community. But, that doesn't mean that you know all the answers, and you might start asking now what?
Most of us use our own experiences or the advice of friends to guide our interactions with children and experience is a valuable teacher, but we can help you with more. We can help you answer the many now what? reactions that we are faced with as we protect the children in our community.
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now what? is partially supported by funding provided by the Big Ten Conference Penn State Bowl Revenue Penalty funds, and distributed by United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties on behalf of The University of Iowa.
now what? is a project of the prevention team of the Eastern Iowa- Western Illinois Trauma Informed Care Consortium. This project is in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Iowa through the Community Based Prevention Response to ACES project. now what? was developed after a community assessment of child abuse prevention in the Quad Cities.
The goals of now what? are to:
1. Normalize parents seeking support and help as a manner of child abuse prevention
2. Engage community in how they can work to prevent child abuse
3. Work to build resiliency in families through promotion of the 5 protective factors