Candace Ladd

Candace Ladd
Candace currently serves as the Strategic Initiatives Intern at Child Care Aware. She comes to Child Care Aware® of America with 7 years of professional experience in mental health, advocacy for survivors of gender-based violence, and tenant organizing. Candace anticipates completing a Master's in Social Work at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May 2021.

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Child Abuse Prevention Strategies for Providers

By Candace Ladd on April 21, 2021


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In most states, child care providers are mandated reporters and have been trained to recognize signs that a child is experiencing abuse and respond appropriately. However, child care providers can also play a role in preventing child abuse before it begins. Stress and lack of parenting skills can increase the risk for abuse. As child care providers, you are an important part of families’ support systems and can encourage and educate parents. Here are four ways you can support parents and prevent child abuse.

Topics: Family & Community Engagement, Best Practices, Parenting, Health & Safety

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