Coming Together To Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

During April and all year long, The Community YMCA encourages adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making Monmouth County a safer place for children. This year’s Five Days of Action theme is “Know. See. Respond.” When adults know how abuse happens, see the warning signs, and respond quickly to prevent abuse, they foster a culture of child abuse prevention. Together, we can bring awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse in our communities and have important conversations around how we can all work together to prevent it from happening.

Throughout the week of April 22-26, 2019, the Y will share vital information around child abuse. Follow us on social media to join the conversation.

Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

> One in ten children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
> 90% of child sexual abuse victims know their abuser.
> Approximately 30% of children who are sexually abused are abused by family members.
> 60% of child sexual abuse victims never tell anyone. 

Provided by Darkness to Light


Have The Conversation

Tips for Talking to Kids About Body Safety
Checklist for Safer Sleepovers
Tips for Protecting Youth
Information for Parents of Young Children

For more information about preventing child sexual abuse visit

Materials are derived from YMCA of the USA’s “Know. See. Respond.” copyrighted in 2019.