Prevention through Education
To end child abuse, we need to talk openly about a subject that is extremely uncomfortable. We offer age-appropriate prevention through education for children and young adults. These programs address topics like child abuse prevention, personal safety, conflict management, education on healthy relationships, the realities of teenage pregnancy, and human trafficking awareness.
We have a range of education programs for adults and professionals. Our child abuse education program empowers parents to protect their children and it teaches them how to recognize child abuse and neglect and where to find help. Because we have a comprehensive approach to ending child abuse, we also have programs that ensure professionals are aware of their responsibilities to protect children.
Helpful Prevention Links
Darkness to Light's goal is to "raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse."
Stop It Now has "compiled specialized resources that will help you learn how to speak up about your concerns and take the next steps toward a healthier, happier tomorrow."
ProtectMiChild is a "frontline defense in blocking adult-themed content from reaching your child or teen on their phone, tablet or other electronic device. Just register your child's cell phone number, email address and Instant Messenger ID to help prevent ads for alcohol, tobacco, online gambling and even pornography from reaching your child. It's free, simple, and so important."
Netsmartz.org is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
The Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry is "available through the internet to better assist the public in preventing and protecting against the commission of future criminal sexual acts by convicted sex offenders."