Spaulding for Children, a private, non-profit, COA accredited child welfare agency, was established in 1968 to find permanent and safe families for children. The organization is comprised of three service entities: the Child and Family Services, the Spaulding Institute for Family and Community Development, and the Academy for Family Support and Preservation.
In partnership with families, communities, organizations, states and the nation, Spaulding for Children’s mission is to assure that all children grow up in safe, permanent families and have the help they need to be successful in life.
Anyone can help change a child’s life – foster care, adoption, mentorship, donation. Choose your commitment. Every effort helps – big or small!
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Getting to the root of the problem is our focus – can we prevent a child from entering the foster care system? The whole community can help prevent child abuse that by knowing how to identify a potential risk and also the protective actions that need to take place.
We concentrate on that awareness, help us spread the word!
Risk Factor 1
Parents’ lack of understanding of children’s needs, child development and parenting skills
Risk Factor 2
Parents’ history of child maltreatment in family of origin
Risk Factor 3
Substance abuse and/or mental health issues including depression in the family
Risk Factor 4
Parental characteristics such as young age, low education, single parenthood, large number of dependent children, and low income
Risk Factor 5
Nonbiological, transient caregivers in the home (e.g., mother’s male partner)
Risk Factor 6
Parental thoughts and emotions that tend to support or justify maltreatment behaviors
Refer a family at risk
If you know or suspect a child or family is at risk, don’t hesitate to refer them and help prevent abuse.