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About Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Enough Abuse is a grassroots movement aimed at developing momentum across the country to
stop all forms of child abuse.  Developed in Massachusetts, the campaign has been adopted by New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Nevada, Maine, South Dakota and several counties in California. It has also been launched in the West African nations of Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Enough Abuse provides adults and communities with the knowledge and skills they need to put an end to child sexual abuse and the silence that often surrounds it. For more information, click

Darkness to Light uses a combination of research, education, and community advocacy to create social behavior change in the field of child sexual abuse prevention. Darkness to Light pioneers new training initiatives that bring child sexual abuse prevention to the attention of the broader cultural conversation. Their work aims to empower adults and organizations to bring best-practices in child safety to their own communities. For more information, click here.

Defend Innocence is a brand of The Younique Foundation, a public charity founded by Shelaine and Derek Maxfield, with a mission to eradicate child sexual abuse and its effects. The focus at Defend Innocence is on risk reduction and prevention of child sexual abuse and inviting parents, caregivers, and community leaders to become involved in this effort. For more information, click here.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events, including child sexual abuse. This network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S. The NCTSN is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and coordinated by the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. For more information, click here.

National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation authors and distributes a highly acclaimed national plan to prevent child sexual abuse in the US. The Coalition is also active in highlighting evidence-based prevention approaches that demonstrate the positive impact of well-designed and tested strategies. The Coalition regularly distributes positive prevention messaging through its social media initiative. Moreover, it strives to support other organizations’ use of this information by making child sexual abuse/exploitation campaigns freely available to organizations and advocates throughout the nation. For more information, click here

Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA) is a chapter-based organization with 47 chapters across the U.S. with staff focused on preventing child abuse and neglect before it happens. Collectively, PCA creates, interprets, and distributes innovative research on new and existing child abuse prevention solutions and develop a wide range of valuable tools for parents and caregivers. PCA also advocates for meaningful change at the national, state, and local levels and raise awareness of supportive programs that help children and families in communities across the country. For more information, click here.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is focused on preventing all forms of sexual violence. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the 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. For more information, click here.

Stop it Now! was founded by Fran Henry, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who learned first-hand that standard approaches to keeping children safe from child sexual abuse at that time did not respond to the complex relationships surrounding most abuse. Her vision was to have the sexual abuse of children recognized as a preventable public health problem and to help adults take responsibility to prevent and stop sexual abuse of children. With a commitment to prevention, Stop It Now! creates and disseminates effective programs based on this principle of adult responsibility, shared through a hopeful and compassionate lens. For more information, click here.

About Healthy Sexual Development

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​ Their website has resources for both professionals as well as parents. For more information, click here.

National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) is a part of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences. In 2001, CCAN was selected by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to establish NCSBY to develop resources and training material for professions from multiple disciplines addressing youth with problematic or illegal sexual behavior. As part of the initial three-year project, CCAN established, a web-based resource center for professionals, and a National Advisory Board. For more information, click here.

Kidshealth is a nonprofit children's health system. Neil Izenberg, MD, a physician at Nemours, founded in 1995. The goal is to help parents, kids, and teens take charge of their health. The website contains doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics — from before birth through the teen years with separate sections for parents, children, and teens. For more information, click here.

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