CEDARS Brings Attention to Neglect & Abuse Prevention Month
When a child is a victim of abuse or neglect, CEDARS (cedarskids.org) is there to help. The agency’s compassionate team of professionals works to bring safety into each child’s situation. Because the CEDARS team understands how the realities of these traumatic events can affect a child’s development, focus is placed on helping children rebuild trust with caring adults, such as foster parents and therapists who are part of the CEDARS support network.
Throughout its 70-year history, CEDARS has likewise worked to bring safety to children who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. Many parents think it couldn’t happen in their home, but CEDARS sees examples of neglect or abuse in every neighborhood of the community. Neglect or abuse can occur as the result of a lack of resources or an overly stressed or strained parent. By supporting families at times of greatest stress or when resources are most lacking, we may be able to prevent a circumstance where a child is not safe.
With the recent expansion of CEDARS Foster Care and Family Support programs in the Bellevue and Omaha area, CEDARS is now poised to provide care for children coming out of crisis situations, and support to families nearing a breaking point.
To learn how you can play a part in the prevention of child abuse visit cedarskids.org or call (402) 434-5437.