Early Intervention – Prevention

Red Flags: Identifying and Preventing Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an epidemic that is catching the eyes of leaders and concerned citizens globally. Though many people consider this to be a third-world problem, it is affecting families in every community, including Indianapolis. Indiana statute defines human trafficking and sexual trafficking of adults and minors, but it is important to remember that victims …

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Fair Society: Contemplating the Benefits of Paid Family Leave

Most parents can relate to the stress of tracking down a babysitter for an evening out. However, it seems that more and more parents are desperately struggling with the daily balance of work and childcare, especially after the birth or adoption of a new child. For many families, expanded paid family leave options could offer …

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Playing the Game Correctly: Preventing and Treating Concussions

Recently there has been a spike in media coverage regarding the dangers of concussions, especially as they affect professional athletes. But do parents and coaches know how to prevent and treat concussions when they affect youth? According to Indiana University’s Health Center, a concussions is “a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, …

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Key to Success: Encouraging Parent Involvement in Youth Academics

“Education begins at home.” That’s how David Patterson, marketing and communications director for Stand for Children Indiana, described the reason parent involvement is so vital to student success. “When parents are involved in their child’s education, it makes everyone more accountable to perform well to ensure success for that student,” said Patterson. “It allows administrators …

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The Long-Run: How Early Learning Can Help Children and the Community

Parents of young kids often wonder about their children’s futures and what they can do to set them on the right track at a young age. That’s where early learning opportunities come into play. “It is important that families have access to high-quality early learning experiences so their children have a great start and are …

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