About the LINCCK Initiative
Young parents should be given support and “best practices” for parenting so children will be nurtured free from abuse or neglect. For the approximate 300 babies born at SEH yearly, mandated parenting class occurs only for court ordered parenting plan. Why wait, when this one first step can be an immediate health improvement. Pediatricians can measure compliance, and schools can measure general development. LINCCK is seeking funding to provide wisdom for raising infants. Parenting classes and hands-on material such as the book Zero to Five can bridge that gap. Well-intentioned and knowledgeable parents are stressed by demands of newborns and unruly toddlers. “Best practices” of child-rearing will avoid anxiety, and lead to more successful adulthood.
In February the initiative promoted Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, teaching that ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt.’
The initiative promotes National Night Out in August – individuals learning about their neighborhood and building community spirit. 2015 NNO is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4th.
In October the initiative shines the color purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The goal is to make the community aware of the controlling nature of abusive behavior, wanting all intimate partners to treat each other with respect.
Community members on the plateau who share our commitment to preventing all forms of violence are welcome to join the task force Linking Civility – Compassion – Kindness. It is not necessary to be an Enumclaw resident to participate.