Prevent Child Abuse America is sponsoring a mini-track on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse at the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference in Los Angeles, CA September 2-4, 2015.
National experts Joan Tabachnick and Cordelia Anderson will present on The Pillars of Prevention, a call to action for public policy.
Jetta Bernier, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Massachusetts and the Enough Abuse Campaign will present a workshop with Sarah Vidrine from Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina on state level advocacy and leadership for child sexual abuse prevention.
The final workshop has Dr. Janet Rosenzweig, Vice President for Programs and Research at Prevent Child Abuse America and author of The Sex-Wise Parent describing the role of human sexuality education in child sexual violence prevention.
To learn more about the conference please go here.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
In response to the Josh Duggar story that has been in the media this week, we posted a brief statement titled "Healthy Sexuality, a National Dialogue and Josh Duggar." We hope you will take a look and let us know if you have any questions. We have also pasted an excerpt below.
"As the details around the Josh Duggar story continue to make their way into the forum of public opinion, we would like to ask people to take a step back and pause for a moment.
Why is this?
Because the Josh Duggar story is a learning moment for everyone who believes that children deserve great childhoods, as well as a moment to discuss what we teach our children about healthy sexuality when we teach them about sex.
As the Duggar story reflects, parents must find the comfort, courage and resources to have an open dialogue with their children about sexuality.
And why is this? Because:
- If something goes wrong, as it did here, children need language and permission to be able to seek help.
- Youngsters, especially boys, need to learn early that sexual arousal is an autonomic response – a reflex caused by a thought, a memory or a touch – and that experiencing arousal does not mean that they need to act on it.
- Unchecked curiosity about sexual anatomy can lead a child of either gender to “explore” other children.
Once we know this, what else do we need to understand?"
Friday, May 22, 2015
And you can learn more about our ongoing partnership with Chartwells, our recent trip to Washington, DC, what's happening with the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program, recent doings at the Pendleton Correctional Facility, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility and the Indiana Woman's Prison, and Connect the Dots here. So please do take a look and don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about any of this. Thanks!
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Have you seen any pinwheels?
Since 2008, the pinwheel has become the national symbol of child abuse and neglect prevention. During Child Abuse Prevention Month, we're asking that you be the wind and the force that makes the pinwheel move!
All children deserve great childhoods because children are our future. Let's keep the momentum going.
You can be the force that keeps the pinwheel moving! Give today to ensure the healthy development of our nation's children.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
In response to the U.S. Senate passing a major piece of reform legislation known as the “doc fix,” which included language that would reauthorize funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) for two years at a level of $800 million we posted a brief statement titled "A Celebration of Congress and a Push for More." We hope you will take a look and let us know if you have any questions. We have also pasted an excerpt below.
"Yesterday the U.S. Congress stepped up in a big way to pass legislation that can make a real difference in the lives of children and families and help promote great childhoods for children.
When the U.S. Senate passed a major piece of reform legislation known as the “doc fix,” they included language that would reauthorize funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) for two years at a level of $800 million. These funds programs like Healthy Families America that are proven to improve parent-child attachment and family self-sufficiency, and reduce incidences of child abuse and neglect.
Congress could have easily ignored MIECHV and chosen to spend the money elsewhere. Instead, they prioritized children and the future of our country to fund a program that helps create equal opportunities for all children and families to succeed.
While it may be coincidence that this happened in April which is Child Abuse Prevention month, it serves as a reminder of the importance of taking action today to make for a better tomorrow, and that all of us play a role in the healthy development of our nation’s children.
'I applaud members of Congress for their tremendous work in passing this bill and securing funding for children,” said Jim Hmurovich, President & CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America. “They have set a true example for the rest of us to follow, not only during Child Abuse Prevention Month, but for the rest of the year as well.'”
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield for spreading the message that all children deserve #greatchildhoods because children are our future! They displayed this message on their headquarters in Chicago during this last weekend.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Which we really appreciate. So please do take a look at the post on the America's Charities blog, and please let us know what you think and whether you have any questions for us. Thanks.