This guide gives tips to help parents keep their children safer at home, at school, and in the community. Available in English and Spanish.
 
Personal Safety for Children: A Guide for Parents

This collection of online resources provides information and tools for caretakers, organizations and communities assuming the responsibility of preventing child sexual abuse. Through basic information on child sexual development, defining sexual abuse, and learning effective strategies we can prepare to take action steps toward prevention. Some resources provided discuss ways to shift cultural norms that maintain abusive systems and behaviors toward one of our most vulnerable populations: children. 

 
The resources provided here are meant to supplement the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Information Packet developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). All of the resources shown here are available online and are free to the public. This selection is not a comprehensive list, but a starting point for further exploration on the prevention of child sexual abuse.
 

 

This guide identifies six key components of child sexual abuse prevention for organizations.  It includes prevention goals and critical strategies for each component. Suggestions for addressing challenges and tools to help organizations get started are also provided.
 
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures

This packet was created for service providers who work with children and parents and offers strategies and resources for building the protective factors associated with child abuse prevention.
Promoting Healthy Families in Your Community

Los siguientes puntos de conversación incluyen estadísticas, señales de alerta, efectos sobre la salud, recursos, e información sobre prevención para ayudar con la comunicación sobre el abuso sexual de niñ@s. Gracias a Arte Sana por la traducción al español. En inglés.

This article talks about what many parents and caretakers are concerned about today when it comes to their children. It talks about what parents can do to reduce the risk and increase the likelihood that their children will disclose to them should they be abused. The article also includes tips for providing fertile soil for raising sexually healthy children and adolescents.

Raising Sexually Healthy Children and Adolescents: General Overview and Look at 'Normal Development'

The following article talks about the importance of parent-child communication and how parents who provide resources, express their feelings and values can raise youth who respect themselves and behave responsibly. Includes facts, resources and discusses growth and development at the different ages.

Raising Sexually Healthy Youth: Rights. Respect. Responsibility & Parent-Child Communication

This short article discusses the importance of parents and other caregivers to understand what is "normal" sexual development and behavior in children and teenagers, and which behaviors might signal that a child is a victim of sexual abuse, or acting in a sexually aggressive manner towards others. The article also distinguishes between age appropriate and age inappropriate sexual behaviors.

Recognizing Healthy and Unhealthy Sexual Development in Children

This plan was developed to prioritize prevention efforts in the state of Oregon and to "identify innovative, evidence-based, comprehensive sexual assault prevention initiatives" and offer directions to build upon these efforts.

Recommendations to Prevent Sexual Violence in Oregon: A Plan of Action

This report published by the Justice Policy Institute explores the negative impact that state compliance with the Adam Walsh Act will have on youth, communities, and states. Registering Harm: How Sex Offense Registries Fail Youth Communities

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