• Your family can be a positive example for others regarding healthy relationships and great childhoods. Get involved to ensure kids in your community are safe.
  • Ask your place of worship or child’s athletic organization what steps they are taking to ensure children are safe from child predators.
  • Learn the facts and understand the risks for you and your family.
  • Minimize situations that put your family at risk of abuse or harm.
  • Talk about it - Children often keep abuse a secret, but barriers can be broken down by talking openly.
  • Participate, as a family, in the annual Commit to Prevent® 5K Run/Walk.
  • Donate toys, books or other items to participants served by local youth and family serving organizations.
  • Organize the planting of a pinwheel garden in your community.
  • Share your experiences with positively handling stress with families facing similar challenges.
  • Understand child development, and age appropriate behaviors.
  • Talk openly with your children about their bodies, teaching correct body part names and ‘rules’ of how adults should act around them.
  • Get involved. Volunteer and financially support organizations that prevent abuse. Learn more about volunteer opportunities with PCAK by emailing pcaky@pcaky.org.
  • Help your child learn healthy conflict resolution skills by teaching or modeling them.
  • Look for opportunities to encourage and reinforce positive behavior.
  • Get involved with other parents in your community.
  • Help vulnerable children and their families.
  • Start a playgroup.
  • Never discipline your child when you are upset. Give yourself time to calm down. Remember that discipline is a way to teach your child. Use privileges to encourage good behavior and time-outs to help your child regain control.
  • Teach your children their rights. Teach them to they are special and have the right to be safe.
  • Donate resources to families in need – clothing, food, shelter, furnishings, job search information, toys, etc.
  • Talk to members of your worship community, civic organizations and/or youth serving organizations about involvement in child abuse prevention.