Why do we create materials and support programs for primary prevention?
- Because we know the early years are the most vulnerable time for boys and girls.
- Because we know that 1 in 4 females and 1 in 6 males report having experienced child sexual abuse.
- Because the vast majority, 87%, of sexual abuse is never reported.
- Because we know 92% of abusers are known to the family.
OUR SUPPORT IS SPREADING!
Find us in approximately 40 California cities as well as Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington. And, we are going international—Aruba, Bahamas, Columbia, Holland, and Norway.
“Child safety awareness materials help children develop a skill set to help them remain safe in everyday situations. Awareness materials not only help prevent child abuse, they can aid in interrupting the abuse and lead to earlier disclosures. Earlier disclosures prevent further abuse, allows children to receive the treatment they need and reduces the long term consequences of abuse and neglect.”
Carol Carrillo, MSW, Executive Director, Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County (capc-coco.org)