Violence Prevention Initiative
Our violence prevention initiative
Stop violence and victimization
giveDIGNITY mentors young mothers through pregnancy and the first three years of their child’s life in order to promote healthy attachment and appropriate discipline to prevent child abuse, which is common in homes in this community. Individual monthly visits, group workshops and play dates provide good examples of mothering. giveDIGNITY also provides information about early childhood stimulation, ideas for homemade toys made out of recyclables, and inspiration for mothers to raise their children differently. Thirty mothers currently are mentored, impacting about 50 young children in the community who will have a different trajectory in life because of this early intervention. Studies show that early childhood development programs are the single most effective tool in combating poverty. Economist James J. Heckman has studied this issue at length. Read more of his conclusions here.
giveDIGNITY also leads a Princess Club, which is focused on intervention with girls aged 8-12 at risk for human trafficking. For more information on the Princess Club, click here.