Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect

Parents and children in distress are more susceptible to negative outcomes. That is why early identification and service provision are key to stabilizing families. Increasing positive connections and decreasing isolation for families is also key.

  • $0.7M

    Invested in child abuse prevention programs last year

  • 0

    Programs funded that focus on preventing abuse & neglect

  • 0

    Families strengthened & kept intact last year

  • 0%

    Were free of abuse & neglect one year after services

The Protective Factors – Building Stronger Families

Did you know there are six characteristics that many parents naturally have, or have learned, that help them be their best? They are called Protective Factors, and you can help by nurturing and supporting these in anyone you know who is raising children.

 

  • Nurturing and attachment so children feel loved and secure
  • Parental resilience which allows parents to cope with life’s ups and downs
  • Social connections that serve as cheerleaders for parents (i.e., friends, neighbors, family, co-workers)
  • Concrete support in times of need so parents know where to go and who to ask for help
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development so parents know what to expect as a child grows up
  • Social and emotional competence of children which is how a child expresses feelings in a positive way

 

Real-Time Help For Families

The Family Services Initiative is a collective partnership of agencies and a proven prevention model that works. Trained professionals guide and partner with families to help overcome their challenges. Plus, resources are available for basic need items like food, beds/bedding, transportation, and rent/utility assistance.

 

Prevent Needless Deaths Campaign

In 2015, a group of committed partners joined JWB to tackle the three leading causes of preventable child deaths for young children: suffocation due to unsafe sleep practices, drowning, and abusive head trauma. Together, we joined Tampa Bay partners to launch the Prevent Needless Deaths Campaign, trained thousands on the campaign’s facts and safety tips, and created a more targeted effort aimed at preventing infant sleep-related deaths.

Funded Programs

  • Be Water Smart from the Start

    YMCA of the Suncoast

    P: 727.467.9622

    Website
  • Be Water Smart from the Start

    YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg

    P: 727.895.9622

    Website
  • Children’s Outpatient

    Directions for Living

    P: 727.524.4464

    Website
  • Community Provider Position

    Florida Dept. of Children & Families

    P: 877.595.0384

    Website
  • COSA Family Programs

    Operation PAR

    P: 888.727.6398

    Website
  • Domestic Violence/Substance Abuse

    CASA

    P: 727.895.4912

    Website
  • Early Childhood Consultation Services

    Directions for Living

    P: 727.524.4464

    Website
  • Exceptional Student Education

    R'Club Child Care

    P: 727.578.5437

    Website
  • Family Legal Support Services

    Gulf Coast Legal Services

    P: 727.821.0726

    Website
  • Family Services

    Suncoast Center

    P: 727.388.1220

    Website
  • Family Services Initiative

    2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares

    P: 727.210.4211

    Website
  • FSI System Navigation

    PEMHS

    P: 727.545.6477

    Website
  • FSI Utilization Management

    Central FL Behavioral Health Network

    P: 813.740.4811

    Website
  • Healthy Families Pinellas

    Florida Dept. of Health - Pinellas

    P: 727.824.6900

    Website
  • HOME Navigation

    PEMHS

    P: 727.545.6477

    Website
  • Infant Family Center

    USF Board of Trustees

    P: 727.767.4603

    Website
  • Kinship

    Children's Home Network

    P: 813.855.4435

    Website
  • Motivating New Moms

    Operation PAR

    P: 888.727.6398

    Website
  • Nurse-Family Partnership

    Florida Dept. of Health - Pinellas

    P: 727.824.6900

    Website
  • RCS Grace House

    Religious Community Services

    P: 727.584.3528

    Website
  • Respite

    PARC

    P: 727.345.9111

    Website
  • SafePlace2Be

    Family Resources

    P: 727.521.5200

    Website
  • The Haven of RCS

    Religious Community Services

    P: 727.584.3528

    Website
  • Early Childhood Court

    Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida

    P: 727.464.7373

    Website

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