Prevention and Education go hand in hand.
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- Illustrates the well-established harmful effects of corporal punishment
- Promotes effective painless parenting techniques.
- Staff are trained to give parents resources for effective guidance and information on the harm of physical discipline in a non-shaming, non-blaming fashion".
- Offers resources on alternatives to spanking
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Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families
- Learning the ins and outs of Reporting Abuse and Neglect
- Abuse Prevention and Intervention Tips -
- Requirements under the Safety of Newborn Children Law (newborn safe surrender)
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- Check out their Ten Things you can do to Prevent Child Abuse below
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Find out how to better recognize, talk about, prevent, and react responsibly to child abuse
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Recognizing, talking about, preventing and reacting responsibibly to child abuse, and the right questions to ask when selecting a youth serving facility
- Find out more about Darkness to Light (D2L) and their evidence informed training that empowers adults to prevent child sexual abuse
- See the D2L - 5 Steps to Protecting our Children
- View the D2L- Parent Guide to Selecting Youth Serving Organizations
Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Their evidence-informed training influences community behavior change.
- Education and Training for organizations and individuals
- Facts and statistical data on child sexual abuse
- Help for Identifying
- Help Reporting
- 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children(TM) : an introductory guide for the prevention of child sexual abuse. Outlining the core principles for preventing, recognizing, and reacting responsibily to child sexual abuse and form the framework for the adult training program.
- Stewards of Children: the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors.
- Prevent Now! : Progam that assists and supports communities in creating sustainable child sexual abuse prevention initiatives that increase awareness, education, prevention, and advocacy.
- Partner in Prevention: is the distinction that youth serving organizations or business' earn by showing their commitment to preventing, recognizing, & reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.
- Resources on: Talking to your kids about digital safety, books on sexual abuse prevention, and "What you can Do" tips, National Resources and Resources by State.
Learn about typical signs of abuse, myths vs. facts
Learn about typical signs of abuse, myths vs facts:
Learn about "One with Courage" the public awareness campaign centered around the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse.
One with Courage is national initiative centered around the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse and the unique role children's advocacy centers play in providing comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to child victims of abuse.
Please see the One with Courage informational leaflets below and visit: onewithcourage.org or click the green link below their logo to download them and find out more
Read Policy Statements on Parenting, Discipline and Related Issues
- Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children
- Opposing Corporal Punishment
- Discipline vs. Punishment: What works best for Children?
- Children & Adolescents and Digital Media
- Media Use in School-Aged Children & Adolescents
- Addresssing Early Childhood Emotional & Behavioral Problems
- Helping Children and Families Deal with Divorce and Separation
- Managing Challenging Behaviour in Children with Possible Learning Disabilities
- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statement on Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children is advising Parents against the use of spanking, and The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) has issued a Statement of Support for the A.A.P. Policy Statement: Calling for an End to Spanking as a Form of Discipline.