The ECM staff is planning a fun an exciting civic engagement event for the whole family. It will be held at Hofstra University, home of the 2012 Long Island Presidential Debate. Along with meaningful civic engagement, families will enjoy a performance by Casey Carle of BubbleMania. Save the Date: June 23rd, click here for more details and click here to register!!!
*Don’t forget to check out our and pages.
Call to Action
Call your Senator and let he or she know that home visiting programs offer a variety of family-focused services to expectant parents and families with new babies and young
children. They address issues such as positive parenting practices, safe home environments… Click here to read more from the US Health & Human Services
|*Write a letter to your local media source about school budget concerns.
*Have your, group, family, children, scouts, etc. hand out an “I’m Voting For Kids” sticker at your schools budget vote. Contact our office to receive free stickers and tips.
Research shows that babies who receive affection and nurturing from their parents have the best chance of healthy development. A child’s relationship with a consistent, caring adult in the early years is associated later in life with better academic grades, healthier behaviors, … Click here to read more from the US Health & Human Services.
|This Month’s Awareness: Be a voice in support of child abuse prevention
Most of us can’t even begin to get our heads around the fact that there are 3 million reports of child abuse and neglect a year in our nation. Three million is greater than the population of Chicago, our third largest city! And the three million we’re talking about are all children, the majority of whom are under age four. Some 2,500 children die from abuse or neglect every year.
Most of us agree this is unthinkable. Nevertheless, we must think about how we can make a difference for these children. Something we can do right now is to sign the petition
calling for passage of S. 1984 the Protect Our Kids Act recently introduced by Senators Kerry and Collins. To learn more, click here.
And don’t forget, if you see something say something. Click here for information on reporting suspected child maltreatment.
For additional information and things you can do, below are resources that have everything from guides to tips for parents, activity calendars, proclamations, ways to get involved, and more. Among the great resources are:
Grants & Information
*Tell Gov. Cuomo- about the cuts facing your local schools. Click here to use Citizen Action NY’s form.
*QUALITYstarsNY- Click hereto read about this program & provider recruitment and employment opportunities.
*Kids or Millionaires– Click here to have your say.
Below are community events which are also great places for you to wear your ECM awareness t-shirt while. Click here to find out more about the awareness t-shirt pledge.
Who: Fight Crimes Invest In Kids & the Coalition Against Child Abuse
What: Raise awareness around the importance of preventing child abuse. Click here to read about it.
Online: Can’t make it, you can still support their efforts by signing our petition. Click here for more info.
Who: All Kids Fair
What: Come and stop by the ECM-LI table to learn more about us and how you can enhance your voice for children. Click here for more info.
Who: Every Child Matters-LI
What: BubbleMania Civic Engagement Event for Families. Click here for more info.