The Northwest Ohio Regional Child Abuse and Child Neglect Prevention Council includes 16 counties. Mercy Health, St. Vincent Medical Center serves as the Northwest Ohio Regional Child Abuse and Child Neglect Prevention Coordinator.
Resources for Parents
These resources are intended to help families in the region with skills and knowledge to form stronger bonds and reinforce healthy, loving homes.
Why Learning About Parenting is Good For Everyone
No one is automatically an expert at parenting. There is always something new to learn.
Healthy Pregnancy Equals Healthy Children
Learn more about the steps you can take to support your baby's development during pregnancy.
You Don’t Have to Parent How You Were Parented
Just because your parents did things one way doesn't mean you have to. It's OK to parent differently than your parents.
Is It OK For Your Baby to Sleep in Bed With You?
Learn more about the best sleep practices to ensure your baby's safety and well-being.
How to Calm Your Baby & Yourself
Get tips for how to calm a fussy or crying baby and to calm yourself when your crying baby is making you feel stressed.
Resources for Professionals
These resources are intended to educate and inform professionals in the region about topics related to prevention of child abuse and neglect.
What is a Parent Café?
Learn more about parent cafés and how they can be used to teach parenting skills and strengthen families.
How Trauma Affects Child Development
Learn more about how adverse experiences affect child development and linger into adulthood.
How to Talk to Youth About Human Trafficking
Learn more about how to talk to youth about the warning signs of human trafficking and body awareness and safety.
Understanding the Five Protective Factors
Learn more about the five protective factors that help strengthen family bonds and prevent child abuse and neglect.
Strengthening Families Ohio
Learn more about Strengthening Families Ohio and how it works to make families more resilient and able to cope with everyday stress.