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Books to Help Parents Talk About and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse

A Curated Book List from the Second Step Child Protection Unit

Research suggests that talking about child sexual abuse helps keep kids safe. We’ve curated this list of books for helping families talk about child safety, for children recovering from trauma, and for adults supporting children recovering from trauma. See these and more resources.… Read More


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The Hot Chocolate Talk: The Discussion Every Parent Needs to Have

Tips, Tools, and Resources for Parents to Help Start the Conversation

Child sexual abuse thrives on silence. Parents who talk openly and often to children about abuse help to keep kids safe. The Hot Chocolate Talk is our new initiative that will demonstrate to parents what to say and do to protect kids from predators. … Read More


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Support Tree: Who is Safe to Ask for Help—Activity

Identifying People Children Can Go To for Help

Grades EL–3—When it comes to personal safety, children need to know who to go to for help. In this free activity teachers, parents, and guardians help students name the people in their lives who they can go to when something’s not quite right.… Read More


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Teaching Touching Safety Rules: Safe and Unsafe Touching—Activity

Three steps to help parents teach kids about their bodies, personal space, and safe and unsafe touches

Grades K–5—Knowing what to say can be hard when teaching your kids about their personal space and how to protect themselves. This quick-guide is here to help.… Read More