Announcement: We welcome Jo Ann Hoffman to Safe Kids Now! She will be SKN Assistant Manager as we move forward. Jo Ann is a former teacher with a master’s degree which will be of great help as we launch into 2019. More information in January Newsletter.
Gun violence devastates family health and safety! We’ve all heard about violence in Chicago, Baltimore, Ferguson and other cities. Many Americans want more gun control, while others want more police. These are Band-Aid approaches because they don’t address root causes. Based on my 39 years as a crime and violence prevention specialist, here are my…
AJ Jelani’s 25th “Christmas on the Streets” party for neighborhood children. Neighbors worked together and built the sleigh and train. They provide the love and support to keep their children out of gangs.
I am frequently asked why I became a cop, but I never seem to have a satisfactory answer. I was an only child in a single-parent home and was relatively quiet and introverted growing up. View full article here.
Every child needs to feel heard and respected. The best way to do that is for family members to LISTEN to each other! We can’t listen if we don’t provide the opportunity for children to share their feelings, anger, problems and successes.
One evening before Mary Martin, the great Broadway musical star, was to go on stage in South Pacific, a note was handed to her. It was from Oscar Hammerstein.
What would happen if human beings understood they are born with a strong, resilient spirit with the ability to be free from controlling people?
A child that feels love, respected, supported and heard will not abuse drugs, become violent or develop mental health problems. Today’s society can confuse youth about sex and violence.