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One in ten.
That’s the number of children that will be the victims of a sex crime before turning 18. Most of these cases go unreported. You may wonder how you can help children and adolescents in your life grow to be safe, healthy, and thriving people.
What You Can Do
Learn the Facts
Sometimes knowing how to take action on this issue can feel overwhelming. We believe that education in our communities is a critical first step. Learning about how many children and adolescents are impacted, the signs of abuse to watch for, and how to report suspected abuse all make a difference. Darkness to Light is a national organization providing free training and resources for community members, including:
Make a Report
If you suspect a child or adolescent may be abused, follow these steps to make a report.
Teach Body Safety
It’s important to talk with children early and often about their bodies, safe and unsafe touches, and personal safety. In partnership with First Witness Child Advocacy Center, the Alliance provides training on the Safe and Strong Child© body safety curriculum for communities across the state.
Learn more about the Safe and Strong Child© body safety curriculum for your community.