Learn the Facts and Understand the Risks
Realities, Not Trust, Should Influence Your Decisions Regarding Children
If You Eliminate or Reduce One-Adult/One-Child Situations, You’ll Dramatically Lower the Risk of Sexual Abuse for Children.
Talk About It
Children Often Keep Abuse a Secret, but Barriers Can Be Broken Down by Talking Openly About It
Don’t Expect Obvious Signs When a Child is Being Sexually Abused. Signs Are Often There But You’ve Got to Spot Them.
Make a Plan
Learn Where to Go, Whom to Call, and How to React. Click here to visit the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline Site.
Act on Suspicions
The Future Well Being of a Child is at Stake
Volunteer and Financially Support Organizations That Fight the Tragedy of Child Sexual Abuse
These Steps Are Only the Beginning
Child sexual abuse is a very complex problem, these steps touch on only a small part of it. For more comprehensive information, take the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training.
The information we provide is not a substitute for the advice of professionals. It is only to give you simple, proactive steps to help protect children.