Why some parents don’t follow the “safe sleep” recommendations for babies Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications There’s almost nothing more terrifying for the parents of newborns than sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS: the idea that you could put a perfectly healthy baby down to sleep, only to find him or […]
Serving Our Community for over 25 Years
At Pasco Kids First, we believe our community is strengthened when our kids are supported and nurtured by the family with whom they live. Parents and others raising children need to have the tools needed to successfully guide the lives of those kids so that they can live happy, productive lives. We also strongly believe that children have an absolute right to grow up in a safe environment that meets at a minimum their basic needs for adequate food, safe shelter and positive adult support.
Our goal is to offer services that help to keep kids safe, help them to overcome the traumatic effects of abuse and neglect they may have suffered and to offer parents concrete supports, education and coaching to help them raise their children successfully.
Pasco Kids First Inc. is a private; non-profit organization. We promote the awareness of child abuse and provide leadership to deliver the needed services to help children. We are a community based team of caring professionals devoted to improving the well-being of children. Our team is actively engaged in the prevention, assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
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Recent News Articles:
Self Care for Parents Article by SCAN Many parents today are overwhelmed with the stresses of family life. In fact, a lot of parents feel like they’re just treading water trying to keep up with the daily tasks associated with caring for children. Being a parent is not easy—it can feel as though we’re constantly […]
THE POWER OF ONE: How You Can Promote Hope and Resilience in Children Everyone does better when they feel like they have someone in their corner, and this is especially true of school-age children. Children need to know that someone believes in them; that they have an ally. Often that person is a parent, but given […]
Social Media Safety for Kids Courtesy of Prevent Child Abuse Florida In 2009, Hope Sitwell, a 13-year-old from Ruskin, Florida hanged herself after being tormented online for a provocative picture she “sexted” to her boyfriend that was then shared with students at six different schools. Tragically, Hope’s story is not rare. According to the Cyber-bullying […]
The Positive Effects of Playing Sports in School by Prevent Child Abuse Florida Kids who are active in school sports are fitter, have healthier body weights and are more confident. The risk of blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases is lower among physically active people, which makes it all the more important […]
Many parents and caregivers find this a difficult topic to confront with their child, but it is imperative to have. Parents and Caregivers may find it is best to approach the subject directly, but not accusatorily. Discussing “sexting” can be uncomfortable for the child too, so bring it up in a way that doesn’t put them on the […]