“Remember if you are being abused by someone, they are most likely abusing someone else, also. If you can’t tell for yourself, please tell to help that other person. We believe that in our case we have stopped our Gymnastics Coach from hurting another child.” — Courtney and Alexa
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provid eassistance in 140 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
GOOD-TOUCH/BAD-TOUCH® is a comprehensive child abuse prevention curriculum designed for pre-school and Kindergarten through sixth grade students, which works as a tool to teach children the skills they need to play a significant role in prevention or interruption of child abuse/sexual abuse in their own lives. Children are taught what abuse is; are given prevention skills including personal body safety rules ("tools" they can put into their tool bags to draw on if needed); and are motivated into action if threatened.
Child Abuse Prevention Agency
P.O. Box 6019
CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Agency) has the mission to empower children with the knowledge that they each have the right to be safe, strong, and free from abuse. This organization provides educational child abuse prevention programs to children, their parents and teachers from ages preschool through high school. These programs are presented in schools on a classroom by classroom basis teaching children invaluable strategies and life skills for preventing kidnapping, child maltreatment and abuse.
Darkness to Light
7 Radcliffe Street
Suite 200, Charleston, SC 29403
Administrative Office Phone: 843.965.5444
National Hotline: 1-866-FOR-LIGHT (1-866-367-5444)
Darkness to Light is a national nonprofit organization and initiative located in Charleston, SC. The initiative includes four major components: award-winning public awareness campaign to make adults more aware of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse; easily-accessed helpline (part of the new "211" initiative) to provide referrals and crisis support for victims and survivors; highly-acclaimed educational materials and programs that teach adults to protect children; and collaboration of organizations that provide comprehensive quality community-level services to victims, survivors and their families.
Mothers Against Sexual Abuse (MASA)
Their Mission: MASA offers educational programs to teachers, child caregivers, and professionals for the prevention and detection of child sexual abuse. In addition, the organization provides a resource referral network of professionals who aid in the recovery of children and adults who are survivors of sexual abuse. MASA also offers educational materials to non-offending parents and families of children who have been sexually abused.
CALICO, the Child Abuse Listening, Interviewing and Coordination Center
524 Estudillo Avenue
San Leandro, CA94577
Since 1997, CALICO, the Child Abuse Listening, Interviewing and Coordination Center, has served as a multi-disciplinary hub of police officers, child welfare workers, and prosecutors that respond collaboratively to child abuse allegations, hear children’s testimonies, and link children and families with vital therapeutic, medical and legal support services in Alameda County.
Abuse Survivors Learning to Thrive
P.O. Box 78191
San Francisco, CA 94107
isurvive.org is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization for survivors of child sexual abuse and their families and friends. Site includes discussion boards, chat rooms, and many helpful resources related to child sexual abuse.
Rape & Incest National Network
National Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. On their website, you’ll find statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, news, and more.
California Megan’s Law
This site will provide you with access to information on more than 63,000 persons required to register in California as sex offenders. Specific home addresses are displayed on more than 33,500 offenders in the California communities.
Parents for Megan’s Law
Parents For Megan’s Law, Inc. (PFML) is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) community and victim’s rights organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse through the provision of education, advocacy, counseling, victims services policy and legislative support services. We also staff the National Megan’s Law Helpline.
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