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Prevention and Education go hand in hand. On this page you can:




  • Find out how to better protect your children; how to recognize, talk about, prevent, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and the right questions to ask when selecting youth serving facilities: 

  • Learn about typical signs of abuse, myths vs facts: Learn about "One with Courage" the public awareness campaign centered around the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse.


Click on each of the arrows below to find out more.

Parenting Tips, Techniques & Resources

Our Three Favorite Positive Parenting Websites




1. Positive Parenting Tips from the C.D.C. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Learn about your child's development, positive parenting tips, safety & health at each stage of your child's life. From birth to 17 years of age.

This website offers information on:
Visit cdc.gov or click the green link below.




2. Healthy Parenting Strategies from A.A.P.'s (American Acadamy of Pediatrics) HealthyChildren.Org

Learn about the development of healthy family dynamics, communication & discipline, safety and prevention services and 10 healthy discipline strategies that may work for your family.

This website offers information on:
  • Childhood Ages and Stages - prenatal to young adults 18-21 years of age
  • Healthy Living - nutrition, fitness, sports, oral health, emotional wellness, growing healthy and sleep
  • Safety and Prevention - immunizations, and safety at home, at play, on the go and all around
  • Family Life - medical, family dynamics, media, work & play and even getting involved in your community
  • Health Issues - conditions, injuries, emergencies, and vaccine preventable diseases
  • News - Newsletters, Articles, Policy Statements, E-magazine, Apps, & Webinars
  • Tips & Tools - Ask a pediatrician, find a pediatrician, Symptom checker

Visit HealthyChildren.org or click the green link below.



3. The U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children

Learn about the "NO HIT ZONE" movement and become a No-Hit-Zone organization or home.
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This program is used to provide a safe environment for all family members and/or staff members of organizations.

"No-Hit-Zones are a proactive way to promote calm, safe and caring environments for children where no hitting of any kind is allowed. This movement: 
*(quote and snippets taken directly from website: https://endhitting.org/no-hit-zone/)

Visit EndHitting.Org or click the green link below.

Washington State based Websites with Parenting Help

Looking for Parenting Help in Washington State?





Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families

DCYF offers many resources for families in Washington State. Including information on:

We encourage you to visit this helpful website to gain resources in Washington for yourself and your family! Click the green link below the DCYF logo.





Parent Trust for Washington Children

ParentTrust offers helpful Parenting Tips and sound advice on their website. There is even an option to speak with someone directly.
Visit ParentTrust.Org or
Call the Family Help Line +1 800 932 4673 (HOPE)
 
Some of the parenting tip subjects they cover are:

To visit the ParentTrust website click the green link below their Logo.

Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light

is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Their evidence-informed training influences community behavior change.

They offer:
 
Please visit Darkness to Light:  https://www.d2l.org/ or click the green link below the D2L logo


View and Download the helpful leaflets: 5 Steps to Protecting our Children & Step up and Speak Out: Guide to selecting Youth Serving Organizations.
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Darkness to Light: 5 Steps to Protecting our Kids informational leaflet.

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Download the Darkness to Light: Step up and Speak Out" informational leaflet on Safe Practices for Selecting Youth Serving Organizations.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics 



Info on Healthy Discipline, Childhood and Family Dynamics


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has several informative Policy and Public Statements. Some of these include:



From The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC):
"The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a Statement Calling for an End to Corporal Punishment. The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) believes that hitting children is one of the leading precursors to physical and psychological maltreatment, and supports the statement by the AAP". (www.apsac.org).

You can find the A.A.P.'s Policy Statement: "Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children" by clicking the title above or dowload the PDF below

Please also see the A.P.S.A.C's Statement of Support  for the AAP Policy Statement: "End the Use of Spanking as a Form of Discipline" below.

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The A.A.P's policy statement: Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children By Robert D. Siege, MD PhD, FAAP a. Benjamin S. Siegel, MD, FAAP b,c. Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, Committee on Psycho-social Aspects of Child & Family Health.

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The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) Supports the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)'s Updated Policy Calling on Parents to End Spanking as a Form of Discipline.

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One with Courage


One with Courage

is national initiative centered around the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse and the unique role children's advocacy centers play in providing comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to child victims of abuse.
Please see the One with Courage informational leaflets below and visit: onewithcourage.org or click the green link below their logo to download them and find out more!
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One with Courage: Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

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One with Courage: Myths about Abuse

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