Prevention 

There are actions you can take to increase the safety of the kids in your life. Although there is no way to guarantee a child won't be hurt, there are strategies that can reduce risk and increase confidence in keeping children safe and healthy. The following organizations offer resources to help you and your community. 

  • Childhelp
    • Childhelp's goal is to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our efforts on prevention, intervention, treatment, and community outreach. Childhelp programs and services help children from any situation and let them experience the life they deserve: one filled with love. The principle theme across all of Childhelp's programs is to provide children we serve with an environment of compassion and kindness

  • CWLA
    • CWLA leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for children, youth and families that are vulnerable. Their focus is children and youth who may have experienced abuse, neglect, family disruption, or a range of other factors that jeopardize their safety, permanence, or well-being. CWLA also focuses on the families, caregivers, and the communities that care for and support these children.

  • Darkness to Light
    • Through a combination of research, education, and community advocacy, D2L uses a social behavior change approach to pioneer new training initiatives that bring child sexual abuse prevention to the attention of the broader cultural conversation. Their work empowers adults and organizations to bring best-practices in child safety to their own communities.

  • Fight Child Abuse
    • The nonprofit Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation in conjunction with Wonder Media has developed a national campaign on a child abuse awareness and prevention. The program’s main goal is to educate children about what to do when confronted with abusive behavior, safe and unsafe touches, going to a parent or another trusted adult if they are confronted in an unsafe situation, and that it is not their fault.

  • National Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse and Exploitation
    • The Prevention Coalition is a unified effort to promote the healthy development of children and youth, and end their sexual abuse and exploitation.

  • Prevent Child Abuse America 
    • Prevent Child Abuse America is the nation’s oldest and largest organization committed to  preventing child abuse and neglect before it happens. They promote programs and resources informed by science that enable kids, families, and entire communities to thrive—today, tomorrow, and for generations to come. ​

  • Prevention Institute
    • Prevention Institute (PI) is a national nonprofit with offices in Oakland, Los Angeles, Houston, and Washington, D.C. PI's mission is to build prevention and health equity into key policies and actions at the federal, state, local, and organizational level to ensure that the places where all people live, work, play and learn to foster health, safety and wellbeing. Since 1997, they have partnered with communities, local government entities, foundations, multiple sectors, and public health agencies to bring cutting-edge research, practice, strategy, and analysis to the pressing health and safety concerns of the day. PI has applied their approach to injury and violence prevention, healthy eating and active living, land use, health systems transformation, and mental health and wellbeing, among other issues.

  • RAINN
    • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

  • Respect in School
    • Respect in School is an online bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination prevention training tool, developed for School Leaders: teachers, administrators, educational assistants, counselors, custodians, school bus drivers, parent volunteers, or any individuals who interact with students. This uniquely crafted curriculum provides the information and skills that School Leaders require to understand, prevent and respond to incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD)

  • Stop it Now 
    • Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed. We provide support, information and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities. Since 1992, we have identified, refined and shared effective ways for individuals, families and communities to act to prevent child sexual abuse before children are harmed - and to get help for everyone involved.

  • The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program
    • The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD). 

  • Zero to Three
    • Zero to Three works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.