According to the Crimes Against Children Research Center, 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. Very often the TV, radio and newspaper cover stories about children who are abused, abducted and even murdered, usually by strangers, but it is important to know that these are not typical sex crimes. Sexual abusers are more likely to be people we know, and could well be people we care about; after all, more than 8 out of 10 children who are sexually abused know their abuser. They are family members, friends, neighbors or babysitters – many hold responsible positions in society.
Parents and children don’t have the vocabulary and or training needed to prevent child sexual abuse. Our mission is to help families guard against and eliminate child sexual abuse by offering evidenced based classes, books, games and materials to parents and guardians of children as young as 3 years of age. Our evidenced based system will help families protect their children from sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
Safe touch and unsafe touch can be a difficult topic for adults to discuss with children. The idea of “good touch” and “bad touch” can be confusing to children, as all touch is meant to feel good. Access to the proper, age appropriate tools that encourage dialogue and open communications that will assist parents in making their children aware of the differences between appropriate touch and inappropriate touch, appropriate and inappropriate media exposure and pornography is essential. By creating awareness with a proactive approach for families and guardians, child sexual abuse can be prevented.