The movement to end child sexual abuse starts with a single word…
Who We Are
We are a growing movement of concerned citizens, survivors, parents, school and youth-serving professionals, and others working to ensure the right of every child to a childhood free from the devastating and often lifelong consequences of child sexual abuse.
Get The Facts
Learn about child sexual abuse and its impact.
Build your knowledge and skills to prevent it.
Take action in your home and community.
Advocate for prevention legislation and policies.
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.
Latest News & AnnouncementsAll News & Announcements
Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Massachusetts Advocacy Briefing
MassKids and its Enough Abuse Campaign held a Virtual Advocacy Briefing webinar on Thursday, April 20th to educate citizens, policymakers and advocates about a package of bills aimed at preventing child sexual abuse in Massachusetts schools and youth-serving organizations. Senator Joan Lovely and Representative Natalie Blais discussed what these bills, which they have introduced, will accomplish. Several survivors of educator sexual abuse and child advocates explained why passage is so crucial. Learn how you can take action to support these bills.
Survivors and Advocates Speak Out at the MA State House
Survivors of child sexual abuse and advocates spoke out at the Massachusetts State House at the “Survivors Nest” event and legislative briefing, hosted by Senator Joan Lovely on April 11th. MassKids/Enough Abuse Director, Jetta Bernier and Senator Lovely described key bills that would prevent child sexual abuse in Massachusetts schools, and survivors including MassKids Board Member, Trish Kendall shared their stories and explained how training for school employees could help prevent future abuse and help protect children.