Child Abuse Prevention Month

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When it comes to child safety, we’re encouraging you to take things One Day at a Time. Protecting kids doesn’t have to be a big haul or an overwhelming process—in fact, there are protective measures we can take that can come as easy as taking a deep breath.

As our communities continue to press pause and participate in social distancing, we know that protecting kids is going to look a little different this year. It’s easy to treat child sexual abuse as one more thing to stress out about, which is why we’re breaking it down.

HOW IT WORKS:

It’s simple!

  • Download one of the month-long calendars of one, simple thing you can do every day to practice prevention. There are two calendars – one for adults who live with children, (i.e. parents and caregivers) and one for adults who don’t but still advocate for kids (i.e. aunts, uncles, friends, grandparents, or concerned citizens).
  • Each week has a theme: Being the Safe Adult, Family Code of Conduct, Building Protective Bonds, and Digital Safety!
  • There are specific social media graphics and email templates for you to use each week to invite others to join, or share about your experience. They are available to download on this page. Each set corresponds with the weekly themes of the calendar.
  • Use the hashtag #D2LCAPM on all your social media posts about CAPM so we can follow along and join in on the fun!

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

  • Take our newest training, Protecting Children During a Crisis, and share it with your community. This training is free and takes 30 minutes to complete. You will come away with great strategies for protecting kids in unusual circumstances.
  • Promote Flip the Switch with your online community! Available at no cost through our partnership with Aly Raisman, any adult can complete Stewards of Children® online at no cost by using the code FLIPTHESWITCH.
  • If a shorter option is more appropriate than the full Stewards of Children® training, we’re making our Talking to Kids About Safety From Sexual Abuse training available at no charge by using code Talk2020. This training is ideal for parents and caregivers who may be home with children and have time to invest in learning more.

 

 

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