As 2022 comes to end, we’re reflecting on a year of rebuilding and supporting our community. As child care and family support systems have shifted since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has been dedicated to ensuring that families in our community have the best resources and tools to support Onslow County’s children.
Today, we’re highlighting the ten most-read blog posts from 2022 in the hopes that these resources will continue to be helpful to you as we look toward 2023.
Supporting your child’s education and learning trajectory requires a hands-on approach—and there are numerous ways you can support your child and participate in your school’s community. Learn more about the difference between parental involvement vs. parental engagement, and new strategies you can incorporate into your 2023 routine.
Read it here: https://www.oneplaceonslow.org/blog/parental-engagement/
The work of the One Place Child Advocacy Center would simply not be possible without the dedicated team of multidisciplinary professionals—including investigators, child advocates, and a number of other experts. Learn more about our team responds to concerns of child abuse and neglect and determines the best response for the child and family.
The last thing many of us want to think about are natural disasters that could impact our families—however, the best way to handle the unexpected is to have a clear and practiced plan.
Follow our guide for key steps and resources to creating your own family preparedness plan: https://www.oneplaceonslow.org/blog/4-steps-to-make-a-family-preparedness-plan/
Every day, One Place works to keep families strong and children safe from abuse and neglect. To achieve this outcome, we leverage the Five Protective Factors—a multidisciplinary initiative that empowers families and gives children the support they need in order to thrive.
Learn more about the Five Protective Factors here: https://www.oneplaceonslow.org/blog/bringing-the-five-protective-factors-to-life/
Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, child care centers have closed at an alarming rate: one-third of all centers have shut their doors and 100,000 workers have left the profession since February 2020.
Learn more about why child care centers are closing and how we can build a more sustainable future: https://www.oneplaceonslow.org/blog/centers-are-closing/
Every family deals with deployment differently. Whether you’re approaching your first deployment or you’ve been through one before, there are a number of ways you can prepare your family and your children.
Responsive communities are strong and resilient. They’re able to react quickly and positively to address issues—such as childhood trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and child abuse.
Learn more about building responsive communities: https://www.oneplaceonslow.org/blog/building-responsive-communities/
If your child shows symptoms of anxiety, they’re not alone. One in five children experiences some form of clinical anxiety before adolescence. One of the best ways to support your child’s anxiety is to provide them with a toolbox to manage their intrusive thoughts and anxious feelings.
For many children, teaching bodily autonomy and boundaries at an early age results in an empowered child—one who feels confident in setting boundaries, saying “no,” and being in touch with their body.
Read our guide to help parents and caregivers navigate this subject: https://www.oneplaceonslow.org/blog/childrens-emotional-health-series-teaching-your-child-healthy-body-boundaries/
Starting preschool is a big change for children and their caregivers. It’s normal to feel a mix of emotions—from sadness and worry to excitement and pride.
As you navigate this important transition, we’ve prepared a helpful guide: https://www.oneplaceonslow.org/blog/prepare-for-preschool/
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