Since 2009, when child welfare figures showed Klamath County had twice the rate of child abuse as Oregon and the U.S., CARES has begun working to prevent child abuse and neglect with innovative awareness, prevention and education programs.
Period of PURPLE Crying teaches new parents, healthcare professionals and caregivers about normal infant crying and how shaking a baby can cause blindness, brain injury or death. Each new parent at Sky Lakes Medical Center receives a copy of the DVR and brochure and discusses it with a nurse. For tips on soothing a crying baby, informative videos, and the latest research on normal infant crying, visit www.PURPLECrying.info.
Mandatory Reporter Training helps teachers, counselors, health professionals and anyone who works or volunteers with children and youth to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse and know when/how to report it.
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Call CARES at 541-274-6289 for more information about these programs, or to schedule a presentation or tour.
STOP THE HURT was a three-year collaborative, award-winning campaign designed to increase awareness of child abuse, promote positive parenting, and offer resources for families to prevent abuse and neglect. It is not currenly active. To see the Campaign, visit www.KlamathStopTheHurt.org.