Remembering Cathy Topham.
As a long-time community leader and volunteer, Cathy worked tirelessly to help parents and caregivers create a safe world for their children. She volunteered two decades at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center’s TALK Line, a 24/7 phone support line for parents in-crisis. Cathy deeply understood what families needed and the importance of listening … Continue reading Remembering Cathy Top...
Natalie Delagnes Talbott: Thoughtful, Kind & Balanced
What can I say about Natalie? She is unquestionably one of the most dedicated advocates for children and child abuse prevention that I have the privilege of knowing. From her time volunteering in the Playroom as a high schooler to her time as chair of our Board of Directors with children of her own, Natalie … Continue reading Natalie Delagnes Talbott: Thoughtful, Kind & Balanced
‘Tis the season of joy + happiness.
‘Tis the season of joy and happiness. Well, at least that’s what commercials, songs, and society says to us. And, for many it is. But right along with the cup of cheer, they’re is a pound of stress. For me, it’s stress about finding and affording the right Christmas presents for my loved ones. It’s … Continue reading ‘Tis the season of joy + happiness.
Racing down Waller Street as fast as she could with her little 2-year-old legs, Emily abruptly stopped in front of the fire house and pointed towards the doorbell. She knew where she was headed, and she wanted to get to the Playroom as quickly as possible. Her mother, Denise, finally caught up and lifted Emily … Continue reading Emily’s Story
It’s Giving Tuesday.
It’s the day in which we focus not on ourselves, but on our community. The day in which we rally support for our cause: a community without child abuse. Each holiday season, we decorate our walls, and ensure our telephone hotline is well staffed — because it’s the time of year we receive the most … Continue reading It’s Giving Tuesday.
“What do we tell our children?”
Dear Friends of the Prevention Center, “What do we tell our children?” Our clients and community have been asking us this question and trying to understand its meaning after the unanticipated results of our national election. Many members of our community — women; immigrants; people of color; Muslims, Jews, and other religious minorities; LGBTQ people; … Continue reading “What do we tell our child...
All Treats, No Tricks.
It’s that spooky, ghostly, ghouling time of year. Booo! It’s time to turn on your imagination and turn off the lights. To pull out the chest of miscellaneous hats and masks and start up the sewing machine. Halloween is a fun holiday for the whole family and a fantastic way to spend time with your … Continue reading All Treats, No Tricks.
Molly Jardiniano: Silly, Sweet & Sarcastic
The Prevention Center is a special place to so many families. It’s a safe base, a refuge for support and learning. It’s also special for the folks that work here; we have some real gems. Molly is, and has always been, one of those gems. Molly is not only our go-to resource for parenting education, … Continue reading Molly Jardiniano: Silly, Sweet & Sarcastic