As a community, we each have a role in protecting the innocence of our children!
As a Parent or Guardian:
- Sign up for a FREE virtual training session [click here]
- Establish the context of your relationship with your child
by reinforcing that your job as a parent is to love and protect them.
- Download a copy of our SCARS Adult Empowerment Guide and
share the information with the children & teens in your life.
- Look for additional parenting aides on what you should teach
your children about child sexual abuse. [click here]
- Invite SCARS to make a virtual SAFE presentation. [click here]
to the PTA at your child’s school.
- Before enrolling your child in any activity, ask some
questions. [click here]
- If you suspect your child is being abused then ask questions. [click here]
- Protect your child from sexual predators on the Internet. [click here]
As a Caretaker of Children
(Educators, Arts/Sports Coaches, Camp Counselors, Church/Youth Group Leaders):
- Help with our awareness initiative called SAFE. [click here]
by inviting SCARS to your place of employment/organization to
learn about child sexual abuse and the preventive actions you can take.
- Become trained and certified in the ‘Stewards of Children’ training program on how to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. [click here]
- Implement and/or strengthen your child sexual abuse policies and procedures within your organization.
- Send a strong message that “protecting children from sexual abuse” is one of your organization’s mandates.
- If you suspect sexual abuse or have been informed about a sexual abuse situation, do the right thing and report it to Child & Family Services or the Police. [click here]
As a Politician:
- Advocate for stronger policies and procedures for organizations entrusted with the care of children.
- Learn the devastating long-term affects of child sexual abuse and advocate
legislative change that best protects our children. Nothing will change when those who hold power do nothing.
As an Attorney:
- Child Sexual Abuse can be prevented by communication, education and personal involvement – contact us to schedule a SCARS ‘Prevent Now’ presentation demonstrating the magnitude of child sexual abuse.
- Contact us to attend a ‘Stewards of Children’ training workshop.
- Advocate for legislative change that best protects our children.
As a Policeman:
- Become trained in the ‘Stewards of Children’ Training. [click here]
- Invite SCARS to make a ‘Prevent Now’ presentation [click here] to your department, which will demonstrate the magnitude of child sexual abuse and how it affects our community.
- Advocate for the maintenance of a registered sex offender list.
- Advocate for legislative change that best protect our children.
As an Insurer:
- Provide cost effective health insurance covering phycological counseling to those affected and in need of professional help, as recovery is expensive.
- If you insure youth serving organizations, require sexual abuse prevention education and best practice code of conducts and policies.
As a Health Care Provider:
- Child Sexual Abuse can be prevented by communication, education
and personal involvement – contact us to schedule a SCARS
‘Prevent Now’ presentation demonstrating the magnitude of child
- Consider the long-term effects of child sexual abuse on bodies, not just
minds. For example, some children cut themselves because they’ve been
sexually abused. If you have an adult patient/client who has unexplained
physical pain, insomnia, or chronic constipation, consider asking if he or
she was physically or sexually violated as a child.
As a Journalist:
- Learn as much as you can about child sexual abuse by attending one of our
- Be sensitive to the victims and act as the catalyst that helps free men and
women from their secrets and shame.
- Push for policies that will institute prevention and discuss how we can make sure it doesn’t happen again!
As a Good Corporate Citizen:
- Become certified in our ‘Stewards Of Children ‘Training. [click here]
- Consider making a donation. [click here]
As a Corporation or a Foundation:
- Consider donating to SCARS. [click here]
- Offer your meeting facilities to SCARS for our ‘Prevent Now’ presentations
and our ‘Stewards of Children’ training workshops.
As a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse:
- Reveal your secret and the truth will set you free.
- Seek psychological counselling, spiritual counselling or some other form of therapy. [click here]
- Consider taking self-defense classes to regain your power.
- The transition from a victim to a survivor is a journey; don’t give up!