NICRP | Prevent Child Abuse Nevada: Parents

Parenting Information & Resources
Kids don't come with an instruction manual. Raising a family takes courage, patience, knowledge and love. Every family has a unique set of skills that they use to face challenges. All parents can benefit from information, guidance, and help in connecting with resources as they meet the challenges of parenthood and family life.

Six Steps Every Parent & Caregiver Should Know about a Developing Child's Brain

Phone Apps Every Parent Needs

New Resource from the CDC -- Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and PreschoolersButton: Essentials for Parenting
Are you a parent of a toddler or preschooler? Let CDC's new resource
Essentials for Parenting help you make challenging behaviors more manageble and build a good relationship with your child. Get advice from experts, watch "how-to" videos and practice your skills. Learn about giving praise, setting expectations, using discipline, how to use time out and giving clear directions. Also, learn new ways to encourage your child's good behavior!

Nevada 211: One Stop Shop to Finding Services
Need Parenting Classes or other services? Nevada 2-1-1 is an essential lifeline between community services and Nevadans that need them the most. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the resource specialists of Nevada 2-1-1 help people navigate the overwhelming amount of services in the community and direct them to the resources that best addresses their needs.

Contact Them Now! Dial 2-1-1 or visit their website

Educational Trainings and Parenting Classes
Below is a complete comprehensive list of all free trianings and presentations available to the State of Nevada relating to abuse prevention and creating healthy relationships.
Nevada Presentations and Public Education Campaigns Addressing the Prevention of Child Abuse,
Teen and Young Adult Relationship Abuse, and the Promotion of Healthy Relationships

New information on Toxic Stress, please watch this video:
First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and a Childs Developing Brain

Toxic stress response can occur when a child experiences strong, frequent, and/or prolonged adversity—such as physical or emotional abuse, chronic neglect, caregiver substance abuse or mental illness, exposure to violence, and/or the accumulated burdens of family economic hardship—without adequate adult support. This kind of prolonged activation of the stress response systems can disrupt the development of brain architecture and other organ systems, and increase the risk for stress-related disease and cognitive impairment, well into the adult years. (From the Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University)


What Every Parent Should Know
Protecting Children Starts with YOU
Guide to Child Protective Services and the Law

Advice for New Moms and Dads

Parenting Wisely

Protecting Your Toddler at Home

"Home Alone" Child Tips

Teaching Children Discipline

Shopping with Your Children

Twelve Alternatives to Lashing Out at Your Child

Helping Your Child to be Successful at School

Making Meaningful Connections 2015 Prevention Resource Guide

Growing and Sustaining Parent Engagement - Tool Kit for Parents

Tips for Parents - Vol. One: English

Tips for Parents - Vol. Two: English

Recognizing Child Abuse: What You Should Know - English

An Approach to Preventing Child Abuse

Ten Ways to Help Prevent Child Abuse

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Families and Communities

Mama Bear Effect: Parenting Resources

Parent's Guide to Child Protective Services (CPS) - Nevada State

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: Mandates and Facts - Nevada State

Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws

Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws

Nevada Administrative Code - CHAPTER 432B - Protection of Children from Abuse and Neglect

Nevada Division of Child and Family Services

Mandatory Reporting Information

More Information:

To Report Child Abuse or Neglect:
Call: (800) 992-5757
Report Online:
Nevada Division of Child and Family Services


Safe Haven - Anonymous Ways to Surrender Your Newborn


Additional Child Safety Information


Statewide Domestic Violence Resources


Learn About Health Insurance Options in Nevada:
-Visit Nevada Health Link
-View Nevada Health Link Brochure

-Call: 855.7.NVLINK (855.768.5465)


Five Protective Factors for Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

A strong family is able to support all of its members. For children, this may mean support for their education and self-esteem. Adults need strong families too. Members of a strong family feel confident and fulfilled.

No matter how strong your family is, there is always room for increased knowledge, understanding, and communication between members. Research has found 5 areas that are important in protecting families, especially children, and helping them overcome problems.

  • Nurturing and Attachment- Research shows that babies who receive affection and nurturing from their parents have the best chance of developing into children, teens, and adults who are happy, healthy, and possess self protective factors such as relational, self-regulation, and problem solving skills. Research also shows that a consistent relationship with caring adults in the early years of life is associated with better grades, healthier behaviors, more positive peer interactions, and an increased ability to cope with stress later in life. Even small acts of kindness, protection, and caring -- a hug, a smile, or loving words -- make a big difference to a child.
  • Knowledge of Parenting and How Children Develop- Parents who understand the usual course of child development are more likely to be able to provide their children with respectful communication, consistent rules and expectations, develpmentall appropriate limits and opportunites that promote independence. Of course, no parent can be an expert on all aspects of infant, child, and teenage development. When parents are not aware of normal developmental milestones, interpret their child's behaviors in a negative way, or do not know how to respond to and effectively managae a child's behavior, they can become frustrated and may resort to unwarranted harsh discipline.
  • Parental Resilience- All parents have inner strenths or resources that can serve as a foundation for building resilience. Parents who can cope with the stresses of everyday life, as well as an occasional crisis, have resillience - the flexibility and inner strength to bounce back when things are not going well. Their ability to deal with life's ups and downs serves as a model of coping behavior for their children. This can help children learn critical self-regulation and problem solving skills.
  • Social Connections- Parents with a network of emotionally supportive friends, family, and neighbors often find that it is easer to care for their children and themselves. A positive community environment - and a parent's ability to participate effectively in his or her community- is an important protective factor. Social connections support children in multiple ways. Parents' social interaction also model important realtional skills for children, increasing the likelihood that children will benefit from involvement in positive activities.
  • Concrete Supports for Parents- Families whose basic needs for food, clothing, housing and transportation are met have more time and energy to devote to their children's safety and well-being. When parent's do not have steady financial resources, lack a stable living situation, lack health insurance or face a family crisis, their ability to support their children's healthy development may be at risk.

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