play_circle Preventing Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation – States Policy Exchange 11/14/23
The November meeting of the States Policy Exchange, our bimonthly child sexual abuse prevention legislation advocacy group, hosted National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) policy experts, Susan Kennedy, Director of Community Engagement, Daton Lynch, State Policy Council, and Daniel Spino, Legislative Affairs Manager, to update the Exchange about the issue of online child sexual abuse, the work NCMEC is doing to address it, and state and federal legislation recently passed or introduced to address these issues. View past meeting recordings and notes at this webpage: https://enoughabuse.org/get-vocal/state-policy-exchange/
play_circle Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Massachusetts Virtual 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. Participants also learned how they can take action to support these bills.
play_circle Enough Abuse: Strategies for Your Family and Community
MassKids and Enough Abuse Director, Jetta Bernier, presents this Enough Abuse training for families and communities.
Recorded by GC-TV at a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Community Forum in Franklin County, Massachusetts in June 2023. (See the full forum video below).
play_circle Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Forum
MassKids and its Enough Abuse Campaign partnered with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North Quabbin and the Franklin County Regional Council of Governments to host this Community Forum.
Speakers included Dr. Jeffrey Trant, Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North Quabbin, Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan, and MassKids and Enough Abuse Executive Director, Jetta Bernier, presenting Enough Abuse: Strategies for Your Family and Community. Recorded by GC-TV
play_circle A Silent Epidemic
Child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic. Learn some key statistics and how the Enough Abuse Campaign is building a movement to prevent child sexual abuse, adult by adult, and community by community.
play_circle Enough Abuse Campaign To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse – A Model For Social Change
A presentation by Jetta Bernier, MassKids/Enough Abuse Executive Director, at April 8th World Day: Inaugural Symposium on Faith and Flourishing: Strategies for Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse, from the Harvard University Human Flourishing Program
play_circle Policymakers and Advocates I – An Overview of State Legislative Efforts to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse in Schools and Youth Organizations
Part I of a three-part webinar series hosted by the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, MassKids/Enough Abuse and Prevent Child Abuse America, called “Policymakers and Advocates: Take Action to Promote Comprehensive Legislation to Prevent CSA In Your State” In Part I, learn what these 5 key CSA prevention laws are, how many states have passed them, and why it is crucial that we pass them in every state.
play_circle Policymakers and Advocates II – Strategies to Pass CSA Prevention Ed. Laws in Your State
Part II of a three-part webinar series hosted by the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, MassKids/Enough Abuse and Prevent Child Abuse America, called “Policymakers and Advocates: Take Action to Promote Comprehensive Legislation to Prevent CSA In Your State.” In Part II, learn what provisions are recommended to be included in CSA prevention education laws, whether your state has these laws, and how they might be improved. Also learn the first 14 of 21 Strategies to Pass CSA Prevention Laws.
play_circle Policymakers and Advocates III – Strategies to Enact Comprehensive Screening Laws and Policies in Your State
Part III of a three-part webinar series hosted by the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, MassKids/Enough Abuse and Prevent Child Abuse America, called “Policymakers and Advocates: Take Action to Promote Comprehensive Legislation to Prevent CSA In Your State.” Watch Part III for an in-depth look at standardized screening laws to prevent educator sexual misconduct, what the key components and recommended provisions are, and what resources you can use to advocate to pass or improve the law in your state. We also finish reviewing 21 Strategies to Pass CSA Prevention Laws in Your State (click here to download the Strategies).
play_circle Stop the Hurt Before It Starts
A singing send-off from Cameron and Walsh Middle Schools at the MassKids Prevention Summit in 2013.
play_circle The American Dream
This cable show hosted by Jim Carrigan, Esq. featured Enough Abuse Director Jetta Bernier and former Superintendent of Lynn Schools, Dr. Patrick Tutwiler, discussing child sexual abuse prevention efforts in Lynn.
play_circle Enough Abuse Campaign Cape Cod & the Islands – For the Safety of Our Children
Independence House, Inc.
“For The Safety of Our Children: No More Silence,” is presented by The Enough Abuse Campaign, Cape Cod & Islands in collaboration with Independence House and the Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition. This panel-based workshop was presented on April 27, 2022.
play_circle The American Dream
This cable show hosted by Jim Carrigan, Esq. featured Senator Joan Lovely and Enough Abuse Director Jetta Bernier discussing child sexual abuse prevention legislation.
play_circle The American Dream
Attorney Jim Carrigan is joined by Senator Joan B. Lovely, Enough Abuse Director, Jetta Bernier & Birgitta Damon, CEO of LEO, inc., on this episode of The American Dream. The topic of this episode was Preventing the Sexual Abuse of Children and Youth.
play_circle It’s Not Just Jenna – A True Story of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Survival PREVIEW
“It’s Not Just Jenna” is a compelling 30-minute video featuring the true story of a family whose lives were changed after 16-year old Jenna Quinn revealed that she had been sexually abused by a trusted family friend.
Youth groups, schools, churches, and others can purchase the right to view the Video and, using the Discussion Guide, facilitate a post-viewing training with their group/organization an unlimited number of times for a $75 fee.
Together this Video and Discussion Guide will educate junior and senior high school students, parents, teachers and youth-serving professionals about the broader problem of child sexual abuse and what we all need to know to help prevent it.
To purchase the Video and Discussion Guide for your group, contact MassKids at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 742-8555.
play_circle Waltham Show of Hands
Pictures from a 2012 Enough Abuse Campaign event in Waltham Massachusetts to advocate for the repeal of statute of limitations laws in cases of child sexual abuse. Soundtrack is Change by Taylor Swift.
play_circle Institutionalizing Comprehensive Prevention Policies and Practices
Child advocates, legislators and funders all have critical roles to play in advocating for systems changes that will protect children and teens from sexual abuse. Learn about efforts being led by child advocates in Massachusetts and New Jersey to establish Child-Safe Standards in youth-serving organizations. Hear about how Vermont’s Act 1 law is having notable success in engaging schools to provide sexual abuse prevention education. Share in the discussion about how funders can help set new standards for child safety and protection within their grantee organizations.
Presenters: Michael Cahill ~ Executive Director, Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs
Donna McAllister ~ Health Education Consultant, Vermont Agency of Education
Mary Phillips ~ President and Co-Founder, GMA Foundations, Boston
Rush Russell~Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey
Facilitator: Nancy Scannell, Director of Policy and Planning, MSPCC
play_circle Enough Abuse Campaign launched to prevent child sexual abuse in Nevada
KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas News
play_circle Enough Abuse Campaign launched to prevent child sexual abuse in Erie County, NY
WIVBT News 4 covers the launch of the Enough Abuse Campaign in Erie County, NY and child sexual abuse prevention bills that were being advocated for.
play_circle Enough Abuse Campaign launch in New Jersey
State House Steps
Pastor Darrell Armstrong and former Prevent Child Abuse NJ Executive Director, Rush Russell announce the launch of Enough Abuse New Jersey
play_circle Coalition To Reform Sex Abuse Laws Boston Press Event
New England School of Law, 2007
This event brought together parents of survivors of child sexual abuse, survivors, and other advocates who were advocating to extend the civil and criminal Statute of Limitations (SOL) on child sexual abuse in Massachusetts. The civil SOL was extended in 2014 to age 53.