Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education for Parents and Caregivers
Empower Your Kids!
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a very real and devastating issue. Unfortunately, it’s something most people don’t talk about. But they should. The statistics are staggering: 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18.
The abusers of the world have two powerful allies: ignorance and shame. This allows CSA to continue generation after generation with enormous social consequences. Prevention education and awareness break that cycle.
We teach our children to stay safe in almost every situation in life. I’ll show you how to keep your kids safe from those who prey on vulnerable children.
I’ll also teach you what to look for, what questions to ask of adults and other caregivers, and how to have age-appropriate conversations about CSA with your children. By doing this, we empower them.
What is Prevention?
Prevention is talking about it before it happens. Prevention is accepting the reality that there is a risk if your child is left alone with an adult or older child. 80% of abuse happens in these situations. When we understand how CSA occurs, we are better equipped to deal with and prepare for the possible risks.
Keeping Kids Safe is the Job of Adults
Statistics prove over 90% of sexually abused children knew and trusted the offender. That means sex offenders are counting on the unknowing cooperation of the parents.
Most parents aren’t familiar with the signs of grooming. They don’t know how to establish rules and boundaries with their kids to minimize risk and ensure their safety at home and away from home.
Talking About it is the First Step
Take what you learn from my presentations or webinars and use that information to create a safety plan for your family.
We will not catch offenders abusing our kids unless we know what to look for. We have to catch them breaking the rules and overstepping boundaries. It’s just as important to understand how offenders groom the community to gain access to our children as it is to educate our children about CSA.
But even with education, parents cannot expect kids alone to be able to protect themselves from the grooming of an offender. Parents not only need to become comfortable talking about child sexual abuse and but they also need to engage other adults in their community in this conversation.