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Statewide Agency Launches Web-based Tools to Eliminate Risk of Child Sexual Abuse
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, with funding from the Child Victims Trust Fund, has launched two web-based, interactive tools created to lessen the risk of child sexual abuse. Organized in a questionnaire format, two assessment tools are available on the Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky website at . The organizational assessment tool was created for organizations caring for children. Organizations such as faith entities, after school programs, and summer camps can take a brief seven question survey to determine strengths needed to address potential risks within their organization.
Equally as critical, the second assessment tool allows parents to use a desktop, tablet or phone to identify opportunities to strengthen their child’s safety. Safety strategies include the how and when to talk to children about their body, how to identify safe caregivers and recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse.
Jill Seyfred, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky implores us to act by stating, “Each time these assessments are shared, we decrease the risk for child sexual abuse, thereby creating a safer future for our children.” Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky is asking for adults to share these assessments with the parents, and child serving entities they have access to. Should you suspect a child is a victim of child physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect, please contact the Child Abuse Reporting Hotline at 1-877-KY SAFE1 (1-877-597-2331).
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky is the leading statewide child abuse prevention organization. They are the Kentucky chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America and offer statewide programs and services. Contact them at or 1-800-CHILDREN.