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Tell Feds to Require Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
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Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

Tell Feds to Require Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

    1. Petition by

      Stop It Now

Twelve Federal agencies are developing a plan for Federal youth policy We want the committee to include a policy requiring that youth-serving organizations receiving Federal funds have organizational policies, procedures and training in child sexual abuse prevention.

 Join with us to keep children safe from sexual harm by making sure organizations who work with youth implement policies and practices that reduce the risk of children being sexually abused.

 Why? Child sexual abuse causes life-long, damaging effects on individual victims and their families, as well as society as a whole.  Child sexual abuse can be prevented BEFORE a child is harmed.

 Read and sign this petition  to tell the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs that child sexual abuse prevention training and organizational policies should be included in the Federal youth safety policy they are currently developing.

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    1. Five ways we can help your organization prevent child sexual abuse

      Keep circulating the petition to urge the federal government - a major funder of youth serving organizations - to catch up and take a bold stand to protect children! And in the meantime, learn more about how you can make youth serving organizations safer.

    2. Stop It Now!, NCAA & $60 mil. for child sexual abuse victims & prevention

      Our work with NCAA and their announcement of a $60 milliion endowment to prevent child sexual abuse as part of their Penn State sanctions represents significant progress toward higher national standards for sexual abuse safty in organizations that serve youth. Read more at StopItNow.org and NCAA.org.

    3. Reached 3,000 signatures
    4. Still time - to grow the petition & directly send your comments!

      There is still time for your voice to be heard to make sexual abuse prevention policy and training a priority for federally funded youth serving organizations. You can comment directly to the Working Group on their website (link below).

    5. Reached 1,500 signatures
    6. Thanks to Melanie (our 1000th signer) and all of you for showing your support and offering your valuable comments. We will be transmitting all of these to the Working Group as part of our next follow-up with their staff. Let's keep it going until we see the results in the Federal youth policy plan.

    7. Reached 1 signatures
    8. We're getting close to our next goal of 1000 -- Let's make a push to get prevention training on the map for Child Abuse Awareness Month!

    9. Reached 750 signatures
    10. We're very close to our goal--only 55 more needed. Please share this with your networks so we can make our voices heard.

    11. Thanks especially for all these great comments. The voices of those who are directly affected and those working on this issue make a difference with policymakers. We're up to 362 signers!

    12. Thanks so much for signing. Please help us reach our goal by Friday--we only need 160 more signatures!

    13. Reached 250 signatures


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