Safeguarding Children
with a Community of Support

Child Protection

Our long-standing history of protecting children from sexual abuse is the origin and soul of our organization.

From our earliest days protecting trafficked children to our pioneering Talking About Touching program, we have been relentlessly driven to build communities that wrap children in safety and support. Child abuse prevention takes vigilance on everyone’s part, and today our comprehensive Second Step Child Protection Unit blends prevention and intervention research to provide educators, families, and children with practical training and real-life solutions for working together to keep kids safe from abuse.

Want to learn more about child protection? Download the white paper: Child Protection in Schools: A Four-Part Solution

Looking for research? Our work is grounded in current, comprehensive research, and we are committed to evaluating program outcomes. Visit our research page to learn more.

The Second Step Child Protection Unit

The research-based Second Step Child Protection Unit gives teachers the tools to recognize and respond to abuse and the confidence to comfortably teach students about this sensitive subject. And Early Learning through Grade 5 students are taught age-appropriate lessons on safety, not keeping secrets, and touching.