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2011 - Hands and Voices - National Leadership Conference
How do you have a conversation about abuse and neglect?
This was the question addressed at the 2011 Hands & Voices National Leadership Conference that was held in Portland MA in June of 2011. The following video segments were captured and shared to assist us all to have the confidence and knowledge we need to help protect our children from abuse and neglect.
Handout - Abuse - Neglect - Key Resources.pdf
by Collin Ray
[Note: please allow 1-3 minutes for the video to load]
Described & Captioned Media article
Child Abuse & Neglect
H & V First Organization to 'take on' the Topic of Child Abuse & Neglect as Experienced by Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
O.U.R. Children Project - Monthly Online Meeting
'Ah ha' Moment - Individuals Did Not Know How to Start a Conversation Concerning Child Abuse & Neglect
"How do you start a conversation about the topic of child abuse and neglect?"
Background Information re. Child Abuse & Neglect
Calling 1-800-4ACHILD if you 'suspect' a child may be experiencing abuse or neglect.
The Cascade of Injustice
Types & Incidence of Abuse
Five Protective Factors that Prevent Abuse & Neglect
Strengthening Families - Protective Factors.pdf
The O.U.R. Children Network
Role Play: Explanation
“Where do children experience the risk for abuse?”
“How do you get involved with the O.U.R. Children Project?”
“What is the O.U.R. Children Project?”
Role Play – Midpoint – Summary of Key Information
“The O.U.R. Children Project”
“A question re. sexting.”
"To whom should you report a suspicion that a child is being neglected, or abused"
“How can you get involved with the O.U.R. Children Project?”
Explanation of the “Bright Spots” Project
Q & A
“Does the O.U.R. Children Project also Address Kids Abusing Kids?”
Does the O.U.R. Children Project Address Cyber Abuse, or Bullying?”
“Where do you define the difference between appropriate and inappropriate interactions between children, i.e., the difference between normal experimentation and one child abusing another child?”
“Where are children at the greatest risk for abuse?"
“Are Guides By Your Side mandatory reporters?”
cautionary tale of a possible negative impact that occurred when a teenager used the "Deaf nod."
Summary, Steps to Success & Stories of Hope
The O.U.R. Hands & Voices Traveling Exhibit Booth
Who can man this booth?
Any chapter representative that serves on the O.U.R. Network, and/or has been through a basic training through Hands & Voices (natl. leadership conference or one on one)
What’s the Takeaway? What is the desired result from having this booth at one of your events?
Have a conversation with a colleague about this issue (break the taboo)
Ask questions from the professionals that are serving your child.
Nominate a Bright Spot
The contents of this booth are available for members of the O.U.R. Network and H&V Chapters and GBYS programs.
For more information, open these docs:
Information about the Traveling Booth
The H&V OUR traveling Exhibit booth Form.docx
OUR Booth template
OUR Booth Sign-Up TEMPLATE.docx
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MSU College of Education
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