COPE24’s primary goal is to significantly reduce child abuse and neglect. We want to be reaching young adults before they find themselves in a situation they are not emotionally ready to handle.
Our mission at COPE24 is to “Making Parenting Skills a National Priority.” We believe this will be achieved by providing parenting and child development education to all high school students. Based on the results gathered from the now renowned, ACEs Study (Adverse childhood Experiences), we know that the majority of children will grow up in homes with some level of dysfunction. Most of us wouldn’t even be aware that this is dysfunction but rather the norm. Education allows us the ability to create healthier families. Healthy families will lead to healthier communities. More than 80% of our youth will become parents. How can we expect them to do better if they don’t know better?