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In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Office of Child and Youth Protection has created this 2023 Toolkit. This useful toolkit will help parishes and schools plan and prepare for Child Abuse Prevention Month. We hope that the resources found in this toolkit help our diocesan parishes and schools, as well as our families, bring awareness to child abuse prevention.


USCCB Child & Youth Protection 

The Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection is a resource for dioceses/eparchies for implementing safe environment programs and for suggesting training and development of diocesan personnel responsible for child and youth protection programs


San Bernardino County | Children & Family Services 

The mission of Children and Family Services is to protect endangered children, preserve and strengthen their families, and develop alternative family settings. Services as mandated by law and regulation, will be provided in the least intrusive manner with a family-centered focus. 


Riverside County |

Children & Family Services

The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) provides services and assistance to protect and empower vulnerable people in our community. 


National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being.


San Bernardino County Children’s Network

The overall goal of Children’s Network is to help at-risk children by improving communication, planning, coordination, and cooperation among youth-serving agencies.


 The internationally respected nonprofit is the largest organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect as well as at-risk children. 


Child Abuse Prevention CDC 

Policies and programs that are supportive of children and families can prevent child abuse and neglect and other early adversity. CDC works to better understand the problem of child abuse and neglect and to prevent it before it begins



NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.


NetSmartz Kids

The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, and children, including child victims, as well as other professionals.

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NetSmartz Teens

Through animated videos, short films, games, and interactive comics, NSTeens teaches tweens and teens about making safer choices online. Teaching materials are available for intermediate, middle school, and high school educators so they can bring these engaging lessons right into the classroom. All resources on are available free of charge.


Wired Safety

WiredSafety is the first online safety, education, and help group in the world. It now provides one-to-one help, resources and extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues. 


Prevent Child Abuse 

Our vision is a nation in which no child is ever abused or neglected, and believe that with the help from the public, policy-makers, and corporate partners, that this idea can be made a reality.


Nurturing Parenting 

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices.


Children’s Bureau

Children’s Bureau offers innovative, quality child abuse prevention services and programs designed to nurture the child, strengthen the family and build caring communities.


Stop it Now!

Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families, and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed. We provide support, information, and resources to keep children safe and create healthier communities.

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