Tag: parent education 

New at SCAN: Operation Safe Babies

“I cannot get my baby to stop crying.” “My baby gets cold at night, so I have to leave a blanket in her crib.” “Why can’t I figure out what he needs? I feel so frustrated!” Service providers working with parents hear these kinds of comments and questions all the time. It’s normal for new […]

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Resiliency: New resources, children’s books and a request

Resiliency. It’s a buzz word we’ve heard more about in child welfare circles in recent years, but educating our communities on what it actually means can be a challenge. When SCAN developed its Kids Need Connections campaign earlier this year, the importance  of resiliency was at the heart of every discussion. First, how can we […]

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The Supervision Decision

At this time of year, we get a lot of questions about Supervision Guidelines and when it’s “okay” to leave children at home alone. As much as we’d love to give parents a simple answer, it’s not a one-size-fits-all question. The fact is, every child—and family—is different. Instead of an “answer,” we like to provide […]

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