PREVENTION

EDUCATE. ENGAGE. EMPOWER.

THROUGH EDUCATION

"Preventing child abuse means teaching community
members and the children in our lives to recognize abuse,
learn skills to avoid abuse and how to report abuse."
EQUAL RATES OF ABUSE

In Utah, both boys and girls are sexually
abused almost equally. Statistics indicate
that 54% of reported child sexual abuse
victims are girls and 46% are boys.

One in Four
One in Six

Both in Utah and nationally,
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be
sexually abused before they turn 18.
Utah’s sexual abuse rate of 27% is 3
times the national average of 9%.

COST IN
UTAH

Did you know that child sexual abuse
costs Utah taxpayers approximately
$1 billion annually? This
equates to just over 2.7 million
dollars per day for Utah tax payers.

CIRCLE
OF TRUST

90% of the time a child will be abused
by someone in their circle of trust, not a
stranger. The circle of trust can include
parents, relatives, child care providers or
anyone the child knows well or sees often.

Prevent Child Abuse Utah child
abuse prevention programs educate
children to recognize abuse, engage
children to practice safety strategies and
empower children to report abuse.

PCAU
SAFETY
RULES

Children should be taught to:

RECOGNIZE

RESIST

REPORT

GOOD NEWS

Children who are abused and
receive the support and help needed
as soon as possible may not have any
negative lasting effects.

DUTY TO
REPORT

In 1999, Utah’s “Duty to Report” law
was put into effect requiring all Utah
citizens, age 18 and older, to report
suspected child abuse and neglect.

REPORTING
IS RARE

Most children do not report sexual
abuse. In fact, 88% of adults who were
sexually abused as children stated they
never reported the abuse. It is estimated
that only 1 in 10 victims will report abuse.

SCHOOL & COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAM

 

Preventing
Child Sexual
Abuse: Online
Parent Course

Make the Promise to Protect me.

Preventing
Child Abuse:
Adults Working
With Youth
Online Course

Make the Promise to Protect me.

School based
child abuse
prevention

K–12 grade

Bullying
Prevention

K–12 grade

 

Internet
Safety

3-12 grade

Healthy
Relationships

7-12 grade

Shaken Baby
Syndrome

7-12 grade

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Parents as Teachers Program

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CHAMPIONS

 
Through advocacy and outreach, Prevent Child Abuse Utah's Parents as Teachers Program serves as a voice
for early childhood education and champions the critical role of parental involvement and early intervention
in the education continuum. Parents as Teachers raises awareness and works to shape policy around the
importance of enhancing school readiness by reaching children during the critical, formative years of life.

UPCOMING PCAU EVENTS