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Founded in 1979, Committee for Children is a global nonprofit whose work is at the forefront of an irrepressible movement. A leader in the field, we champion the safety and well-being of kids through social-emotional learning (SEL) to fulfill our vision of safe children thriving in a peaceful world.
In this special podcast episode, Dr. Tia Kim, a parent and Committee for Children’s Vice President of Education, Research & Impact, explains the research and logic behind recommendations to talk with kids about sexual abuse. She also talks candidly about what she says to her own children.Listen Now
Putting the right policies in place to help schools adopt evidence-based, comprehensive programs to prevent child sexual abuse is a critical component of keeping kids safe. We’re tracking federal and state legislation and actions you can take that would make a real difference.Read More
Educators work hard every day to provide safe and supportive learning environments that also protect children from sexual abuse. Read about three essential ways they keep kids safe, from teaching kids self-protection skills to recognizing signs of abuse and reporting it.Read More
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