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.
Find us in approximately 40 California cities as well as Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, 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)
Nono, Awai & Telli
Partners in Prevention’s safety awareness ambassadors are here to empower and protect children. These characters, Nono, Awai, and Telli, represent the three basic tools that help children stay safe: Nono can say no, Awai can get away, and Telli can tell someone. The Safety Awareness Education materials include coloring sheets and bookmarks featuring the three small superheroes to reinforce the lessons they learned:
say no, get away, tell someone!
Meet Our Teaching Dolls – Gogo and Moto
The Gogo and Moto characters were brought to life to help teach children practical skillsto protect themselves. They were given names that are very active, easy to rememberand almost never found in classrooms where they appear. They join our family of threestrong superheroes— Nono, Awai & Telli — developed to empower children to seek helpfrom their network of safe adults. Together they teach our simple mantra: Say “NO”,get AWAY, TELL someone.
Their bright nontraditional skin color and cartoon-like features represent the essence ofchildhood and signify that this issue is relevant for every culture and socioeconomic group.With mouths intentionally open, they are proactive, ready to speak up and helpdemonstrate personal assertiveness skills. Their swim suits are designed to make it easy forchildren to understand the covered private parts discussed when teaching safe and unsafetouching.