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. The bills constitute a set of model policies and practices that, when adopted will rank Massachusetts first in the nation in efforts to prevent child sexual abuse before the fact. 

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. 

Participants also learned how they can take action to support these bills by sending an automatic email to their legislators asking them to Pass the Prevention Package! You can send the email and share the post and graphic below on social media:

Take action today to help prevent child sexual abuse in Massachusetts! It’s easy and quick to send an email to your Senator and Representative to support these bills. Click here:

You can read press coverage of the webinar at the links below:

WGBH: Advocates call for action on bills to prevent child sexual abuse in schools

State House News: Massachusetts lawmakers push bills to tackle “staggering but true” child abuse in schools