Parent Resources and Child Protection Policy
Series for Teens
The Anxiety Workbook for Teens is one of many good resources recommended to us by professional therapists who work with teens and families.
Other workbook topics include Emotions, Anger, Self-Esteem, Shyness, Negative Thinking and Mindfulness.
Here's the Amazon link:
Podcasts for parents
If you have 10 minutes in the car, on the treadmill or in the kitchen, take a listen to the Parent Cue podcasts. Do I love or agree with all of them, nope. But that is probably true of most any collection of opinions on Parenting. You can find what is useful for you, where you and your kids are now.
There is some good stuff to be gleaned here. True confession, after the first couple, I started hitting FF past the first 5 minutes of "chat" and went straight to the Interview or meat of the Podcast.
I recommend The Grownups Guide to Teenage Humans as a nice start. Interview is at 6:30, Meat at 13:00, Strategies at 18:30, parenting age 5 vs 15 at 22:30.
What Fatherhood looks like in Different Seasons
Parenting MS Boys
6 Gifts Every Kid Needs
Therapy is OK
Sex Conversations in Phases
5 Adults every Kids Needs
and many, any more.
Summary of the Child Protection Policy at CPCBA
Child/Children: any person(s) under the age of 18
Abuse: may include
The goals of this Child Protection Policy of CPCBA are to:
Make our church a safe space for children
Reduce the risk of misconduct toward or actual harm to children
Protect employees and volunteers from the appearance of impropriety and/or false allegations of abuse
Recognize that education regarding the issues of child abuse and child protection is critical for the safety of all
Guidelines for employees and volunteers:
Anyone working with a child/children must have the Request for Criminal Record Check and the PA Child Abuse History Clearance completed and on file with the church office.
All employees who come in contact with or are responsible for the care and/or supervision of a child/children must have a Completion of National Background search completed and on file in the church office..
Guidelines for adult/child interactions:
There must be two adults, preferably one over the age of 21, with any child/children. The adults shall not be family members of each other.
It is state law that employees and volunteers report any suspected abuse to Childline, 1-800-932-0313 and/or Allegheny County Children Youth and Families, 412-473-2000.
This oral report must be made immediately, followed by a written report within 48 hours.
Please contact the church office with questions or to obtain a copy of the complete Child Protection Policy.