The movement to end child sexual abuse starts with a single word…
ENOUGH.

The Enough Abuse Campaign has established Massachusetts as “one of the first states in the nation to lead a trailblazing effort to prevent child sexual abuse by building a movement of concerned citizens, community by community.”

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

“The Enough Abuse Campaign breaks the mold on child sexual abuse. It  goes beyond a set of trainings to foster the building of real and lasting relationships among diverse stakeholders. Its emphasis on community collaboration sets it apart from previous efforts.”

Ms. Foundation for Women 

Did You Know?

Child sexual abuse is PREVENTABLE. Using proven effective public health strategies from other social change movements like tobacco reform and child safety helmet use, we can be the generation that effectively puts an end to the silence, shame and denial that has allowed child sexual abuse to go unchallenged for so long.

Without prevention strategies, 1 in 10 children may experience child sexual abuse before age 18.

What is child sexual abuse? How prevalent is it? What are the immediate and long-term health, mental health, social and educational consequences for children? To keep your children safe, Get the Facts and learn more today!

4. 5 million students in public schools (1 in 10) report sexual misconduct or abuse by an adult in their school

Get high-quality, research-backed online and in-person trainings to increase knowledge and skills to prevent child sexual abuse for you, your school, organization or community. Get Trained!

90% of citizens polled believe child sexual abuse is a serious problem. 75% believe it can be prevented and want to learn how.

Take action to prevent child sexual abuse through our Safety STARS program for schools and youth organizations, our Pledge to Prevent™ online action campaign for individuals, and the Brave Movement initiative for survivors and their allies. Get Involved!

Together, survivors, advocates & their allies can change laws & policies to prevent child sexual abuse from ever occurring.

Influence policies and legislation in your state to require prevention education in schools and youth organizations, prevent educator sexual misconduct/abuse, and hold legally accountable persons in positions of authority who abuse children. Raise your voice. Get Vocal!

Join the Movement to end sexual abuse against children and adolescents. Learn what part YOU can play.

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Jetta Bernier, Director – Enough Abuse Campaign
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New Outdoor Public Awareness Campaign Calls on Everyone to “Pledge to Prevent” Child Sexual Abuse

MassKids, which directs Enough Abuse, and END1IN4, Inc., are launching a new Pledge to Prevent® outdoor public awareness campaign on billboards across Greater Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and in New York City’s Times Square. The campaign commences on Monday, April 1 and will run throughout April during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Pledge to Prevent® campaign website provides a unique online opportunity for thousands of individuals across the country to get educated about child sexual abuse and take concrete, practical actions to prevent it in their homes and communities. The campaign will also feature extensively on social media.

According to Jetta Bernier, director of MassKids and its Enough Abuse campaign, “While there is universal support to end child sexual abuse, individuals often ask – `What can I really do to make a difference?’ The best way is for adults and communities to take prime responsibility for preventing sexual abuse. That means learning about it, talking about it and taking specific actions to stop it from ever happening.”

Why We Should Teach Children Proper Names for Private Body Parts

Genitals, like other body parts, are healthy, good, and essential to our physical well-being. We name them “private parts” because they are generally off-limits to others. We keep them covered. However, these body parts are not so private that we can’t speak about them respectfully, with their proper names.

One of our society’s deepest-set norms is that we don’t mention the anatomically correct names of our private body parts. Some parents use slang words and silly names when referring to them. In fact, many families don’t use any names at all. They are too embarrassed to even acknowledge those parts exist.

We should use plain and accurate language when referring to private parts. In other words, use the correct medical terms to name body parts. Incorrect names send the message that genitals are shameful, naughty, wrong, bad, and that it’s rude to mention them.

MassKids and Enough Abuse Seek Director of Philanthropy

MassKids, which directs the Enough Abuse Campaign, is an innovative and outcome-driven organization that empowers individuals and policymakers to prevent all forms of child abuse. We accomplish our mission through training, education, and effective advocacy. The nation’s oldest private citizen-based child advocacy organization, MassKids has over six decades of accomplishments for children.

Responsibilities

The Director of Philanthropy will lead fundraising efforts for MassKids: defining strategy, execution, and follow-up.

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