Community Partners for Abuse Prevention

Child Abuse and Neglect Education

10 Tips Caregivers Should Know to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

In this 10 episode podcast, caregivers are provided 10 tips to prevent child sexual abuse.  This podcast empowers caregivers by equipping them with how to talk to children about this difficult topic and how to respond if sexual abuse is suspected.

5 Safety Rules from the Monique Burr Foundation for Children

These safety rules are strategies designed to help children, teens and adults identify and respond to abuse, bullying and other types of victimization.

Families Forward Virginia

Working with parents and their children, the statewide non-profit provides Home Visiting Programs, Family Support and Education, Professional Development, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs, Advocacy, Public Awareness/Public Education.

Child Welfare Information Gateway’s Protective Factors to Promote Well-Being

Protective Factors help reduce child maltreatment and build resilience in families.  Try out this resource to find more about protective factors.

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Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light’s work is guided by the vision of a world free from child sexual abuse, where children can grow up happy, healthy and safe. We know that prevention is possible, and we believe that it is an adult responsibility to protect children.

The CDC: Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

CDC’s research and programs work to understand the problem of child abuse and neglect and prevent them before they begin.

National Children’s Alliance

The NCA models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.

Tipping the Scales in their Favor: Your Role in Recognizing and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities

Leadership Empowerment and Prevention Training (LEAP)

Developed in collaboration between VCU’s School of Social Work and the Partnership for People with Disabilities, LEAP provides training on healthy relationships and information about preventing abuse to adults with disabilities.

Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now)

Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is a local nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in the Greater Richmond area. SCAN’s services promote positive parenting, strengthen families, and help create a community that values and cares for its children. Our programs include the Child Advocacy Centers (CAC)Family Support ProgramCommunity ProgramsRichmond Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and The Circle Preschool Program.

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Reporting Child Abuse 

Virginia Department of Social Services Abuse and Neglect Reporting Website 

To report suspected abuse and/or neglect, contact your local department of social services or the Virginia Department of Social Services’ 24/7, toll-free Child Protective Services (CPS) hotline at (800) 552-7096.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Cyber-Tipline

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for online exploitation of children.

 

Counseling for Child Abuse

Darkness to Light 

Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light’s work is guided by the vision of a world free from child sexual abuse, where children can grow up happy, healthy and safe. We know that prevention is possible, and we believe that it is an adult responsibility to protect children.

Building Resilience

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board HopeStarter

Resilience is how we respond to adversity, trauma or tragedy.  Resilience is how we deal with difficult situations and move forward from them. These tools and skills in your wellness toolbox can help you adapt to life's challenges in more positive ways.

Darkness to Light 

Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light’s work is guided by the vision of a world free from child sexual abuse, where children can grow up happy, healthy and safe. We know that prevention is possible, and we believe that it is an adult responsibility to protect children.

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YMCA and Abuse Prevention

Guardians for Child Protection

A collection of YMCA leaders that are working to create a culture of safety by raising the bar for the Y movement, increasing accountability for child protection, and positioning the YMCA as a leader in this area. 

YMCA of the USA’s Commitment to Child Protection at the Y

Ensuring the safety and well-being of young people is foundational to everything the Y does to help children learn, grow and thrive. See what YMCAs around the country are doing to protect children.

Helping your Community

Richmond CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Richmond CASA recruits, trains, and supervises competent and dedicated volunteers who advocate for the needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children in juvenile dependency proceedings.