Committee for Children Blog
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Books to Help Parents Talk About and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse

Research suggests that talking about child sexual abuse helps keep kids safe. We’ve curated this list of books that can help families talk about child safety, children recovering from trauma, and adults supporting children recovering from trauma. Check out our list and the other resources we offer for these important conversations. … Read More


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Advocating for Child Safety for Nearly Forty Years

Since our inception nearly forty years ago, we at Committee for Children have stood for the principle that the best way to address child sexual abuse is to prevent it from happening in the first place. We’re continuously looking for ways to advocate for law and policy that prioritize evidence-informed prevention strategies to ensure our children are kept safe—and there are some recent key and ongoing actions we’ve been working on. … Read More


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

Child sexual abuse thrives on silence—but we can help to keep kids safe by talking openly and often to children about abuse. The Hot Chocolate Talk is our new initiative that, with multiple resources, helps parents and caretakers know what to say and do to protect kids from predators, starting now. … Read More


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How the New Funding Bill Affects SEL in Schools

The omnibus spending bill provides $1.1 billion in funding for fiscal year 2018 for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program, which is Title IV-A of the ESSA. These funds can be used to purchase social-emotional learning (SEL) materials, including our SEL curriculum, the Second Step Program. Learn more.… Read More


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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