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Educating ourselves on child sexual development and sexual abuse, and learning effective strategies can help us take steps toward prevention.

"We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."

-- Nelson Mandela

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Child Lures & Prevention

Sexual Abuse Prevention Curricula

Educational materials for use in PreK-12th grade schools or other organizations 

Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Tools, curricula, and programs designed to raise awareness and reduce risk factors related to child sexual abuse.

Prevent Child Abuse America

Child Sex Abuse Prevention & Resources

Stats, facts, toolkits, infographics, and links to many other resources.

Darkness to Light

Education, Research, and Advocacy

Darkness to Light is committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse.

5 Steps for Protecting Our Children

Darkness to Light Booklet

PDF booklet from Darkness to Light with suggestions on what you can do to create safer communities.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Resources

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Collection of online resources with information and tools.

Prevention Tools

Help & Guidance from Stop It Now

Robust site with printable tip sheets, resource guides, safety planning, and more. 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Child Sexual Abuse Webinars

Topics include: reducing the risk of child sexual abuse, what parents needs to know about sex abuse.

Recommended Books for Kids

Book list curated by Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

Books for kids about prevention, sexual development and safety; healing and recovery.

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