40 years of helping children.
40 years of helping children.

With the start of a new and potentially precarious school year approaching, internet access is going to be a necessity for most of our kids to access and complete their lessons. For many of us, it will be impossible to monitor 100% of our children’s activity on the internet, which presents a lot of new risks to them. We have tips that will help you make sure they stay safe online as they start to use it more this fall and winter:

  • Tell your children not to give out identifying information – this includes their name, address, school information, or extracurricular activities.

The access to outdoor activities are invaluable during summer, though they carry their own risks and dangers. Consider these tips to make sure your kid stays safe while having fun this summer:

To put it mildly, these past few months have been trying. We’ve all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – to a really painful extent, for some of us. Between the threats of illness and economic uncertainty, stress and tension are running high all over, and our everyday worries and fears can become amplified.

Some of these fears concern our children, and justifiably so: evidence shows that children are at an increased risk of harm or abuse right now, with a lower probability that their abuse will be reported.

We are in a period when many of us are spending more time with our families than ever before, which has advantages and disadvantages. This series of blog posts will try to address common concerns that can arise in periods of stress, and to provide solutions to keep your family safe and healthy.

As the dangers of COVID-19 continue to persist throughout the country, many of us are getting a better grasp over how the pandemic has shifted our personal family dynamics.

I recently reached out to Lieutenant Wendy Reyes with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Commerce Township Substation, to ask her about the state of child safety during COVID-19. Lt. Reyes is a long-time partner of CARE House, and has worked substantially to support victims of child abuse and human trafficking in our community. She has some important advice which we can all use to keep the children in our lives safe.

Q. How is law enforcement approaching cases of abuse during this time?

We are in a period when many of us are spending more time with our families than ever before, which has advantages and disadvantages. This series of blog posts will try to address common concerns that can arise in periods of stress, and to provide solutions to keep your family safe and healthy.

With schools closed and classes taking place remotely, many of us have had to take on roles that we never anticipated. Depending on our life circumstances, our temperament, or even the specifics of any given moment, these new demands can be very stressful, and that stress can take a toll.

We are in a period when many of us are spending more time with our families than ever before, which has advantages and disadvantages. This series of blog posts is designed to address common concerns which can arise in periods of stress, and to provide solutions to keep your family safe and healthy.

As parents and leaders of our households, we are used to solving all sorts of problems at home. It’s a skill many of us are working overtime on right now – and some of us may even find present circumstances are forcing it to its limits.

We are in a period when many of us are spending more time with our families than ever before, which has advantages and disadvantages. This series of blog posts is designed to address common concerns which can arise in periods of stress, and to provide solutions to keep your family safe and healthy.

One of the toughest things about living under a stay-at-home order is the loss of social connection. We might not have noticed it until it was gone, but many of us have come to rely and depend on our friends and family.

We are in a period when many of us are spending more time with our families than ever before, which has advantages and disadvantages. This series of blog posts is designed to address common concerns which can arise in periods of stress, and to provide solutions to keep your family safe and healthy.

In the spring of 2020, it’s hard to imagine that any person whose regular routine hasn’t been totally upended. If you’re finding it difficult, or like you’re dealing with a lot more stress than you’re used to, you are not alone.