We here at Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey discuss Child Abuse Prevention Month, what it means to the community, what events to look forward to, and some suggestions on how any person at all can get involved to make a difference. Listen in today!
Mary Mercado from D.U.E. Season Charter School in Camden joins us to talk about parent involvement, and specifically how to do so within the school itself. What opportunities can school make available to parents, and what are the best ways for parents to reach out to educators? Listen in today!
Joyce Davis from KeepingBabiesSafe.org joins us to talk about crib safety. Drop-side cribs have now been banned following a long string of recalls, so what are the best choices out there for parents, and what does the future hold for cribs? Learn what to look for, what options are available, and more tips for keeping your baby safe (such as the "Great Trade-In Event" from Toys "R" Us). Listen in today!
Norris Clark of the NJ Department of Education's Family & Community Relations Office joins us to talk about new initiatives at the NJDOE. We discuss their new website (www.njparents.com) and phone line with the goal of providing excellent support to parents, and ways in which parents can get involved in their children's education to provide them with a brighter tomorrow. Listen in today!
Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey's membership program has launched! Theresa McCutcheon joins us to talk about the benefits of joining and ways that individuals and organizations can become strong advocates alongside PCA-NJ. Listen in today!
Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey's "Parents As Teachers" program, part of our home visitation initiative, focuses on how parents can become heavily involved in their children's early development, providing early detection of developmental delays, and more. Listen in today!
Recognizing that creating a family-friendly workplace is an underlying factor in prevention, we celebrated a special "Kids Day" here at Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey. Employees were invited to bring their children in for a fun day of learning and real-life experience appropriate for all ages. Later in the morning, all of the children learning about podcasting and how the Internet has allowed organizations like Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey to share tips and knowledge with people all across the state, and even the whole country! Each child stepped up to the microphone to tell us a little bit about why being a kid is so great, who their role models are, what they had learned so far about being kind to and careful with babies, and more. Sometimes kids really do say the darndest things, and you learn just how much of a positive impact you truly have on their lives. Listen in today!
En el episodio más reciente, hablamos con la trabadora familiar, Luz Villavicencio de Magical Rainbow Preschool en West New York, New Jersey. ¿Cómo le influye el currículo de "Ready, Set, Read" a toda la escuela? Aprendemos como se han afectado positivamente por este programa todos los miembros de esta comunidad, incluyendo padres, directoras, maestros, trabajadoras familiares, y niños. Escucha hoy!
In the latest episode, we talked with family worker, Luz Villavicencio from Magical Rainbow Preschool in West New York, New Jersey. How does the "Ready, Set, Read" curriculum influence the school as whole? We learn how all members of this community, including parents, directors, teachers, family workers, and children have been positively affected by this program. Listen in today!
On the latest episode of our show, we speak with Carl Shaw of the New Jersey State Parent Information and Resource Center. This Father's Day, what can all the father figures in New Jersey do to spend quality time with their children? It is that gift of time that will enrich their lives! Listen in today!
On the latest episode of our show we speak with staff members from the La Vida child care center in Paterson and Magical Rainbow preschool in West New York, New Jersey. What is the "Ready, Set, Read" curriculum, and how is it fostering literacy among children and creating a tighter bond between these children and their parents? Listen in today!
On the latest episode of our show we speak with Stefanie Brand, the Acting Public Advocate, about children and lead safety in New Jersey. Lead poisoning is still a potential problem — we have all the tips and best-practices that parents need! Be sure to visit the official website of the NJ Public Advocate for links to studies referenced in this episode. Listen in today!
On the latest episode of our show, we speak with Judith Wides (UMDNJ and President NJ Association for Infant Mental Health) about the upcoming conference entitled Infants and Children in the Courts. Why is it so important for the different areas of the legal system to come together in support of children and families in New Jersey? Listen in today!
En nuestro mas reciente episodio de podcast, entrevistamos a tres trabajadoras de familia del programa "Alcance a la Familia" (Family Outreach Program) en Nueva Jersey. Hablamos sobre el programa preescolar gratuito disponible en Nueva Jersey y el papel del Trabajador de Familia. Ellas ofrecieron sugerencias de cómo apoyar el aprendizaje del niño preescolar y sobre la importancia de la participación de los padres en la educación de sus hijos. Escucha hoy!
On the latest episode of our show, we interview three Family Workers from the Family Outreach Program in New Jersey. We spoke about the free preschool program available in NJ and the role of the Family Worker. They offered suggestions of how support the learning of the preschool children and spoke on the importance of involving parents in the education of their children. Listen in today!
On episode 20 of our show, we discuss how Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is working with today's social media and networking tools to connect with child advocates. How has the Internet changed and in turn affected the way we broadcast our message? Listen in today!
On episode 19 of our show, we talk with Dana Egreczky from the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the Business Coalition For Educational Excellence to discuss why the business and corporate world has such a vested interest in the successful education of today's youth. How can parents get involved and create an attainable path for their children to follow, specifically in middle and high school? Listen in today!
On episode 16 of our show, Colleen Hicks from our New Jersey State Parent Information and Resource Center joins us to talk about Parent Involvement Month, and we sit down with Jennifer Breuer, the Assistant Director of the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center, to discuss the library's role in parent involvement. This month, don't just sit there... get involved with your child's education! Listen in today!
On episode 15 of our show, Tamara Horn from our Parent Linking
Program discusses single parenting: what resources are available, what are some helpful tips, and who are some role models? Listen in today!
On episode 14 of our show, Lorraine Trippodi from our Family Outreach Program discusses sleep schedules for young children: how can
you create a nighttime routine, how much sleep should children get, and what sleep tips do we have? Listen in today!
On episode 13 of our show, Tamara Horn from our Parent Linking
discusses teen pregnancy: why are teens getting pregnant, how can we
work with them, statistics, and what resources are available? Listen in today!
Think of your favorite radio or television show. Imagine that you automatically receive new episodes the very instant they are released (for free), and you can either listen to them right on your computer, or take them with you for consuming at your own convenience.
That’s a podcast.
The term “podcast” can be slightly misleading. There is no iPod inherently necessary to either create or listen to one, and there is no live “broadcast” taking place. A podcast is nothing more than: (1) a pre-recorded/produced show (whether it is audio or video) that can be (2) subscribed to for automatic retrieval of new episodes/content.
Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is happy to have you as a subscriber and listener, and we look forward to sharing more episodes with you soon. If you have any questions or comments for our show, send us an e-mail at [email protected].
Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey's podcast has been plugged on the Prevent Child Abuse America blog, and made the "New & Notable" picks for the "Non-Profit" category in the iTunes Store in February 2009!