Positive relationships protect children from high-risk behaviors. Sometimes all it takes is #onecaringadult to make a difference.
The Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc. (ACASA) is a proud partner of the Trauma-Informed Communities throughout Allegany County Coalition in creating a new initiative that supports adults in their role as mentors, coaches, and caregivers.
The project provides basic tips and strategies adults may use if they encounter a child who reports, or they suspect, of:
- sexual abuse,
- dating violence,
- online sexual exploitation,
- sexually transmitted infections,
- questioning their sexuality,
- misusing alcohol and/or other drugs,
- mental illness,
- toxic stress or academic stress, or
- contemplating suicide.
So many of these problems are related to, or a result of, adverse childhood experiences that can last a lifetime. #onecaringadult equips community members with resources and information to help.
For further information on #onecaringadult, visit www.traumainformedalleganycounty.org.