Primary prevention happens when EVERYONE believes child sexual abuse CAN be prevented and they possess tools to do so. Download or view the Guide to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and info cards to learn more. You can also use the interactive guide below. Click on the numbers to learn how individuals gain access to children and families for the purpose of child sexual abuse and what you can do to prevent it from happening.
Children and adults need accurate, age-appropriate information about child sexual abuse. Click on the numbers in the box below for tools and guidance on when and how to have these conversations.
If you’re a professional or looking for more resources on preventing child sexual abuse, please check out the following resources.
- Online Internet Safety Training (take at your own leisure), featured KSP Electronic Crime Branch expert
- Internet Safety Toolkit
- Online assessment geared towards organizations looking to decrease risk of child sexual abuse within their organization
- Child Sexual Abuse Risk Reduction Protocol for Youth-Serving Organizations manual for organizations looking to decrease risks of child sexual abuse
- PCAK and our Partners in Prevention have a network of trainers available to provide the “Are They Good for Your Kids?” child sexual abuse prevention training or presentation. This content is designed for adults to become more aware of the tools and education needed to lessen the risk of child sexual abuse in the world around them. This training is ideal for parents, caregivers, service providers, youth serving organizations, civic groups and more. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to locate a trainer in your area.