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Strategies and Approaches to Preventing Child Abuse

For the last five decades, Olive Crest has been dedicated to preventing child abuse by strengthening, equipping, and restoring children and families in crisis One Life at a Time®.  In the United States, 1 in 7 children have been victims of abuse and neglect. In 2020, 143 child fatalities were attributed to maltreatment in California. That is at least 143 lives that could have been saved if the proper services and resources were available to those hurting families.

Child abuse can be prevented by addressing the risk and protective factors for individuals, as well as their communities and society at large. Olive Crest is actively redefining the way that children in crisis are cared for and equipped for success. It is our belief that every child deserves a strong family. Olive Crest ensures safe homes for children by offering safety, healing, and permanence for children who have suffered abuse and neglect. We value and care for every child’s physical, emotional, relational, educational, and spiritual needs.

Here at Olive Crest, we acknowledge the healing power of family and the role it plays as a source of lasting hope and a catalyst for positive change. It is our belief that strong families keep children safe from hurt and harm. We provide a full continuum for care through holistic, relational, and customized services, measured through outside review and evaluation to ensure that each child is loved and cared for fully. By blending private and public support, we are able to maximize our resources and deliver the highest quality of care.

Olive Crest has worked tirelessly to meet the needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for youth and parents. Our innovative programs are reflective of our conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. Our lifelong commitment and unwavering compassion that the Olive Crest maintains to the children and families we serve, even after they’ve graduated from Olive Crest programs, is reflected in our 98% stability rate.

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