Be the End
The possibility that your child, or any child, could become a victim of child sexual abuse is unthinkable. However, in the United States around 1 in 8 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. As adults, whether we are parents, teachers, or concerned community members, we have the responsibility to educate ourselves on the ways we can be involved to bring an end to this silent epidemic in our own communities.
Our campaign, “Be the End” asks adults to speak up and be the voice for any child suffering in silence
All too often children are shamed or threatened into keeping the abuse a secret, they may feel they cannot tell or they may not have the words to tell it. We need to learn the possible signs of abuse so that we might recognize when a child is being harmed, and where ever possible prevent abuse from occurring by educating ourselves and our children. Be the End hopes to raise awareness around the ethical responsibility we have as adults to speak up for children when they need us most.
Learn more at the links below:
- What is child sexual abuse?
- Signs of sexual abuse
- Talking to your child
- When and how to report abuse
- The myths around sexual abuse
- Reading list
- Other resources