EMPOWERING ADULTS TO PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Our evidence-informed training influences community behavior change. Once certified in Stewards of Children®, adults will take action to protect the children in their lives. Your financial gift is an investment in prevention.

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1 in 10

1 in 10

children will be sexually abused by age 18

42 Million

42M

There are 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse in the US

90%

90%

90% of abused children know their abuser

THE 5 STEPS TO PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN

Simple and practical actions you can take to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

STEWARDS OF CHILDREN PREVENTION TRAINING

Real people and real stories to show you how to protect children from sexual abuse.

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We know that when adults are trained, they take the steps to protect children from sexual abuse.

During our award-winning Stewards of Children® prevention training, you’ll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. You’ll meet experts who work with children and families and confront abuse on a daily basis. Lastly, you’ll find concrete steps that you can take to protect the children in your life.

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January 26, 2018
Talking to Kids About Abuse in the ...

As an adult, talking to kids about child sexual abuse can be a pretty scary thought. In today’s world, media is everywhere – on our TVs, on our phones, and on the radio on the way to school – and as cases are discussed in the news, it creates a perfect opportunity to talk to …

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January 16, 2018
Human Trafficking

Children are sexually exploited everyday. No matter where you live, chances are it is happening nearby. Some victims are sold for sex by their parents or family members, some are lured with false promises of jobs, and some become romantically involved with someone who then exploits them. Sex trafficking, considered a type of human trafficking, …

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December 4, 2017
7000 Adults Trained to Protect Chil ...

Centre County has reached a new milestone in child protection. The YMCA of Centre County along with partners, have trained 7,000 adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse in Centre County, PA. That is truly amazing! When communities hit tipping point, that is when we start to see cultural change. This …

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