Child sexual abuse is one of the most prevalent, most hidden risks that kids in our communities face.
1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18 in the US, and still too few people know about the extent of this problem, and what all of us can do to keep kids safe.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we invite you to join us to raise awareness about child sexual abuse prevention. The facts are shocking. But we can work together to prevent it.
WATCH: The Impact of Child Sex Abuse
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Adult Education is Key
The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast has partnered with other local organizations to create the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Coalition. Our goal is to train 50,000 adults through the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training. It is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors.
Appropriate for any adult, this training will teach you how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Training is available online and in a classroom setting.
Join us today in STOPPING child sexual abuse.