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One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.
- Forest E. Witcraft
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Prevent Child Abuse

  • Eliminate or reduce one on one adult/child interactions
  • Teach your children about their bodies, about what abuse is, and when age appropriate about sex
  • Talk to your child about “safe touches” and “unsafe touches”
  • Teach your children to say “no” to any unwanted touches, even if it is from someone they know
  • Closely monitor children’s Internet access and use parental controls
  • Participate in your child’s activities and get to know their friends
  • Pay attention when someone shows greater than normal interest in your child
  • Ask questions when your child does not want to be with someone or when you notice behavior or attitude changes