Paid Parental Leave Benefits Whole Family

A newspaper opinion piece that ran in the Idaho Statesman by ICTF’s Executive Director, Roger Sherman: Who knew? Paid parental leave may be the most effective policy to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome, or what is more properly called Abusive Head Trauma (AHT). In a study published in the journal Injury Prevention comparing rates of AHT …read more

What makes a family strong?

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals, which is why support programs in eastern Idaho teach parents skills to build strong families, writes Taryn Yates. When I started work as a grant manager for the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, I had a seven month old baby. I began learning about a system-wide approach to child abuse …read more

Order Pinwheels Now!

Make sure to order your child abuse prevention month pinwheels and merchandise today! Get your order in now for the Idaho order of pinwheels for our state’s participation in the month-long Pinwheels for Prevention CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH coming up in April! Ordering info is on the form below and orders are due in our …read more

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

    This is a free, online resource developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It gives parents information about how to interact positively with their child. The information is based on the best available evidence and is designed for parents with children between the ages of 2 and 4. This resource …read more

Talking About Tragic Events

It is natural for parents to want to protect their children from the harsh realities of the world. However, children hear about things whether we want them to or not. Although you may think that your child is better off not knowing about incidents like the recent shootings across our nation, it was likely discussed …read more