All adults are responsible for creating safe communities where sexual abuse is stopped before a child is ever harmed. Join the growing number of adults who are standing up and speaking out about child sexual abuse. By equipping yourself with information, tool, and resources, your voice is stronger and more protective for every child in your life.
- Turn uncertainty and fear into confidence. Learn about safety planning to keep children safe before abuse happens as well as how to recognize warning signs of boundary crossing. By knowing how to act preventatively and protectively, you can get past the fears and silence that prevent us from taking actions to protect kids.
- Access trainings for parents and professionals. Watch an on-demand training video, participate in a live webinar, or attend a training.
- Speak up. Talk to other adults in your family and community about your commitment to children’s safety. See more in the Be an Advocate section below.
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Start a conversation within your community by sharing some of our resources. Speaking up is the first step to making kids less vulnerable to sexual abuse. Here are a few suggestions:
- Do you have kids in school? Find out about the school’s policies – read our tip sheet on questions to ask of your child's existing or prospective school.
- Do your kids play in a sports league? Read our tip sheet on sexual safety in youth sports.
- Contact us about bringing a Stop It Now! training or workshop to your community.
- Are you part of a faith community? Share this tip sheet on child sexual abuse prevention for faith communities.
- Add a link to Stop It Now!'s website on your website or blog to help direct others to our resources and services.
- Follow legislative actions in your state to make sure that mandated reporting and consent and registration laws are focused on the best interests of children and families.
- Write letters- to local newspapers, to your legislators, or to parenting blogs that bring awareness to laws, policies, and resources to help keep children safe.
- Be “ask-able” for those around you! When you share your commitment to children's safety, others may see you as a support and resource and speak up about a concern.