Choose Your Partner Carefully

Choose Your Partner Carefully

I was very happy to see this editorial in today’s Enquirer. We launched that campaign a few years ago, but it is an extremely important topic that we should come back to on a regular basis. We need to update the numbers, but as you will see from the Choose Your Partner Carefully website linked above and the Enquirer editorial, we have traditionally outpaced the nation when it comes to boyfriends harming children. Mothers need to understand that just because he loves you, doesn’t mean he will love your child. Please visit the website and educate yourself, and thanks again to the Enquirer for a wonderful editorial.

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Webinar Tomorrow: Choose Your Partner Carefully

Our agency is hosting a webinar tomorrow for Hamilton County’s single parents and those who support them. The webinar will discuss the warning signs of an abusive partner who could hurt your child.

This is a continuation of an effort we started early this year to educate single mothers and others about choosing safe partners to care for their children. We have high rates of abuse deaths at the hands of mom’s partner, the non-biological caretaker of the child — higher than national and state rates. In the past few years, we have had several high-profile cases where children died after they were left in the care of mom’s boyfriend.

If you are interested in learning more, here is a link for more information. Sign up today! http://www.hcjfs.hamilton-co.org/TodayatHCJFS/2010/11/Webinars1011009.htm