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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


Educators, Here Are 6 Ways You Can Encourage Parents to Visit ParenTeenConnect.org

Have parents ever approached you about challenges with their teens? Have you seen the look of exhaustion on their faces? Maybe you’ve had one or more of those moments with your own teen. Do you remember feeling at a loss for what to say or do, o… Read More


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Introducing ParenTeen Connect: A New Resource for Parents and Teens

Being a Teen—Or Raising One—Can Be a Wild Ride

Being a teen—or raising one—can be a wild ride. ParenTeenConnect.org is a place where parents and teens can communicate, connect, and break through on tough topics. It’s free, online, shares real stories, and has real solutions.… 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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Internet Safety Tips—Keeping Youth Safe Online

Understand Cyberbullying and How You Can Help Prevent It

We all know that bullying is a problem in schools. But now that many students have their own computers and cell phones and are interacting more and more online, they may be at increased risk of exposure to a new form of harassment: cyber bullying.… Read More