Cobb Collaborative leads the Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (PCA Georgia) local council for Cobb County. Cobb Collaborative educates, engages, and empowers local people and organizations to improve outcomes for children and families in Cobb County. In this role as Prevent Child Abuse Cobb, the Collaborative will continue work within our programming to bolster child abuse and neglect prevention efforts and awareness in the community.
“It takes all of us working together along with state and local resources to help children grow into healthy adults,” said Jennifer Stein, Director of PCA Georgia. “We are grateful for our partners across the state who play a role in helping us promote safe, stable nurturing relationships and environments for Georgia’s children.”
Prevent Child Abuse Cobb looks forward to engaging the community in new ways to strengthen local families and help all children thrive. Cobb Collaborative Executive Director, Irene Barton, says, "We are honored and excited to partner with SafePath Children's Advocacy Center on this important journey. We know that anything and everything we can do to strengthen and support parents, families and caregivers helps to prevent child abuse."
FindHelpGA.org is an easy way for Georgians to get connected with help, based on our comprehensive directory of local resources that will help strengthen families. Help seekers can search by zip code, or speak directly with a resource specialist by phone (1-800-244-5373) or online chat to locate resources near them.
Prevent Child Abuse Cobb Training Opportunities
In our role as Prevent Child Abuse Cobb, the Collaborative offers FREE training events for our member organizations and the community. Trainings offered include:
- Becoming a More Resilient Parent
- Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children®
- Mandated Reporter Training
- Film Screenings of Paper Tigers and/or Resilience.
Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Georgia is housed in the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development at Georgia State University. PCA Georgia, a state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, and provides statewide direction to prevent child abuse and neglect, promote healthy child development, and develop strong families through its prevention network, public awareness, prevention programs, and advocacy.
Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood centered around neglect, abuse and household dysfunction. These can undermine a child’s sense of safety, stability, and bonding.
We all have a role to play in providing better futures for children and brighter prospects for our community. We recognize that many residents have experienced trauma which can have long-lasting effects. Our theory of change is that through a collective effort, we can disrupt this cycle, promote resiliency and prevent future trauma. By working together, we can create an environment where all members of our community can thrive.
For more information, including our Trauma Credentialed Training opportunities, visit our ACEs webpage.