Five Days of Action is a week-long campaign designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse.
KNOWing about child sexual abuse can help adults better understand what to look for and how to prevent it. As parents, caregiver, and trusted adults to the young people in our lives, we play an important role in protecting them from abuse. This requires our commitment to continually learn and then ask questions about the safety of our loved ones.
When we SEE boundaries being crossed or suspect a child is being abused, we can and should act quickly. Sports should be safe places for children to grow, both as people and athletes. As a parent, caregiver, coach, or volunteer, it is up to you to make sure any environment in which children in your care interact is free from abuse.
Did you now that you don’t need evidence to report abuse – only reasonable suspicion? But even for adults, reporting abuse is hard. We don’t want to falsely accuse someone or get someone in trouble. On the other hand, reporting might be the one thing that saves a child – or children – from abuse. It is our responsibility to RESPOND to any and all disclosure, discover, or suspicion of child sexual abuse.
TAKE THE PLEDGE
Click here to download the Five Days of Action pledge card. Print, sign, and display it to show your commitment to helping raise awareness of child sexual abuse in our community.