8 Times Parents Should Make Time to Talk Body Safety

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8 Times Parents Should Make Time to Talk Body Safety

Talking to kids about body safety is no ‘one and done’ kind of conversation. Truly effective sexual abuse prevention education requires a change in our culture – how we talk about their growing bodies, what concepts like consent really mean, and being real about how exactly abuse happens.

Five Reasons to Talk to Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

Jennifer Wooden Mitchell and Rosemary Wooden Webb – Co-Presidents of Child Lures Prevention/Teen Lures Prevention Educational – outline five reasons to talk to your children about sexual abuse.

Are You Aware?

A four-page summary that highlights USA Gymnastics’ abuse and misconduct prevention efforts is also included and may be used as a resource and shared with parents and concerned adults.

You’ve had a high profile incident, now what?

Incidents like these help us realize that no community or organization is immune to child sexual abuse. Even when there are prevention programs in place, it takes training and empowering all adults who interact with children to ensure kids are as safe as possible.

Meet Travel Safety

Another competitive season is underway and thousands of gymnasts across the country will be traveling to meets near and far over the next few months. Many parents think that their role in the travel preparations is to make sure the gym bag is packed with everything their son or daughter needs and that their child arrives at the gym on time.

Tom’s Secret (Video)

Child Lures Prevention (an educational partner of USA Gymnastics We Care Campaign) and L Raphael Geneve have created a free video to help keep millions of children worldwide safe from abuse.

Parents Role For Parental Monitoring

Just as we want our children to be the best possible citizens in their schools, gymnastics clubs, neighborhoods and communities, so too do we want them to be responsible Digital Citizens. How best can we help ensure they are doing so, supporting them with the proper amount of parental monitoring?

The 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children

The 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children is an introductory guide created by our We Care Educational Partner Darkness to Light for responsible adults interested in the prevention of child sexual abuse. The 5 Steps outline the Darkness to Light core principles for preventing, recognizing, and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Positive Coaching Alliance Safety Videos

USA Gymnastics partner organization, Positive Coaching Alliance has created new, free online videos to protect children from sexual abuse in youth sports. These short videos provide specific, practical tips that help you, your children and others prevent sexual abuse.

Questions to ask Youth Serving Organizations

As a parent, there are a few questions you can ask your club to ensure your children are safe from more than just a tumble from the equipment.