Month: April 2017

How Does Child Abuse Happen, and What can be Done to Stop it?

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The topic is one that is undoubtedly tragic. Thinking about it can be painful. As a community, we think we know what child abuse is and what it looks like. We also think we know its negative effects on children. However, I am reminded of the story seldom heard …

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Remembering Peg Spangenthal – Quality Early Care Advocate

Everyday I remember an early child care advocate who had a big impact: Peg Spangenthal. Back in the early 80’s, Peg approached ChildSavers with an innovative thought. This thought would impact years of service for the agency. Peg was a petite woman with the fighting spirit of a warrior. Her cause? Early care and education. Her …

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month: How to Help an Abused Child Heal

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Last year we focused on what child abuse is and what to do about it. This year in our blog, we will focus on the factors that help children overcome abuse. Abuse and Neglect is Traumatic Child abuse and neglect is a traumatic experience. It is defined by …

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