Did you catch our Executive Director, Laurieann Thorpe on Good Things Utah? Prevent Child Abuse Utah recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Here in Utah, 1 in 7 children will be sexually abused.
How can parents prevent child sexual abuse and trafficking? Create a Family Safety Plan that makes clear the boundaries you have for your children. You can download a template here.
Sexual behavior can be an indicator of sexual abuse, but not all sexual behavior points to sexual abuse. Knowing what is and isn’t appropriate will help parents know when to be concerned. Download the Developmental Sexual Behavior Tool to understand children’s behavior.
If you’d like to support our prevention programs, please buy pinwheels and lapel pins here.