Prevention


How can you protect your children?

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Talk to your kids about their body, communicate healthy values about sexuality

Talk to your kids about their body, communicate healthy values about sexuality

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Make it part of safety plan (answering phone, getting lost, fire or other emergency, inappropriate touching)

Make it part of safety plan (answering phone, getting lost, fire or other emergency, inappropriate touching)

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Open family communication/not keeping secrets (“We don’t want those kinds of secrets in our family”)

Open family communication/not keeping secrets (“We don’t want those kinds of secrets in our family”)

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Who are abusers?

Most often the abuser is someone the child knows well. He or she may be married or single, child, adolescent or adult, likely to be stable, employed, respected in community.

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What signs to watch for?

(physical symptoms, emotional/behavioral changes)

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Know where your kids are, who they’re with, ask what they did, did anything worry them?

Know where your kids are, who they’re with, ask what they did, did anything worry them?

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Together choose 2-3 other trusted adults for support (other family members, school/church contact, coach) that child can go to if parent is not available

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Supervise internet use

Supervise internet use

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Don’t let young boys go alone into men’s restrooms

If too old to go into women’s, stand outside men’s door close enough to hear and to give clear message to potential offender that you’re vigilant

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Consult lists of licensed daycare providers

Consult lists of licensed daycare providers

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Check lists of registered sex offenders in your area

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Trust your intuition

More information is available on this website: http://www.childabuseintervention.org/

Wish List

  • Individually packed children’s snacks
  • Gift Cards to Costco, Target, Fred Meyer, JoAnn’s
  • Gas Cards for $5-$10
  • Office needs
  • Staples gift cards, toilet paper, disinfectant spray, disinfectant wipes.

  • Office supplies
  • First-class postage stamps, dry erase boards and pens

  • Games
  • Uno, Monopoly, Sorry, Yahtzee

  • Toys
  • Appropriate children’s books and videos
  • Diapers

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Preparing Family Packets
  • Building Maintenance
  • Data Entry
  • Family Follow-Up
  • Fundraising
  • Donations
  • Grant Writing
  • Prepare Files
  • Yard Maintenance
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Sanitizing Toys
  • Event Help
  • Mass Mailings
  • Community Education/Presentations
  • Thank you letters/Announcements
  • Front Desk/Filing/Answering Phones
  • Holiday Decorating

“Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.”

Josh Shipp, teen advocate and author