Child Sexual Abuse in a Bilingual Community

This campaign raises awareness about child sexual abuse and the resources available to help a child who may be victim to abuse. Available in English and Spanish, the PSA campaign was launched in Denver, Colorado with local nonprofit partner Denver Children’s Advocacy Center.

Background

This Child Sexual Abuse public service campaign educates the community on child sexual abuse and its prevention. This goal of this bilingual campaign is to deliver simple and impactful messaging that demonstrates how pervasive child sexual abuse is in the community, how to prevent its occurrence and where to report suspected abuse. Out-of-home and broadcast media play an integral role in raising awareness amongst families in general, but specifically among those who may be facing trouble. Key PSA/ad elements include:

  • Billboards
  • Movie theater advertising
  • Radio PSAs
  • Print
  • Web banners
  • Posters
  • Brochures

The Children’s Advocacy Center for Greater St. Louis has recently adopted this campaign for awareness in time for Child Abuse Awareness Month. Click Here to request elements of the St. Louis Materials.

Denver Children’s Advocacy Center provides a continuum of care for traumatized children and their families. DCAC serves children ages 1-17 who have been sexually abused, neglected, or traumatized by witnessing violence. DCAC has built a reputation for working successfully with at-risk families and treating complex cases of child trauma. The children referred to DCAC have typically endured terrible abuse and the Center’s mission is to “restore childhood” for these young victims through careful assessment, in-depth treatment and intensive family support.

This Child Sexual Abuse campaign has been developed and directed by INOBTR (“I Know Better”), a non-profit organization that educates about child safety through public awareness in an effort to keep kids safe. It has been funded through a cooperative agreement from the U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

Resources

Denver Child Advocacy Center
Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) serves children who have been sexually abused, neglected, or traumatized by witnessing violence. DCAC is one of 14 child advocacy centers in Colorado providing friendly, family-supportive services in one central location or close by. DCAC is unique in that it provides:

  • Bilingual, bicultural services in English and Spanish
  • Services for traumatized children and their non-offending family members at no cost
  • Assessment and treatment services for children ages 1 through 17
  • Specialized assessment and treatment services for very young children ages 1 to 6
  • Child-friendly forensic interviews and evaluations
  • Extended treatment hours on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m
  • Ongoing affordable training(s) for parents and professionals
  • Prevention programs and support services for at-risk children and families

National Children’s Advocacy Center
The NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership. The National Training Center (NTC) is located on the campus of the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama.The NTC is one of the leading providers of quality training for professionals working with abused children and their families. To meet the varied needs of the child abuse professional, training sessions are available On Campus, Online, Customized Training – On Location, and through two professional conferences.

National Children’s Alliance
The National Children’s Alliance equips local children’s advocacy centers, multidisciplinary teams and child abuse professionals with the training, support and technical assistance to respond appropriately and effectively to allegations of child abuse or neglect. By facilitating coordinated investigations and intervention services through the multidisciplinary team approach and through local children’s advocacy centers, NCA helps communities ensure that children are not revictimized by the very system designed to protect them.

Safe Start Center
The Safe Start Initiative is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The goal of the Safe Start Initiative is to broaden the knowledge of and promote community investment in evidence-based strategies for reducing the impact of children’s exposure to violence.

Local Partner

Denver Children's Advocacy Center

Denver Children’s Advocacy Center
Denver Children’s Advocacy Center provides a continuum of care for traumatized children and their families. DCAC serves children ages 1-17 who have been sexually abused, neglected, or traumatized by witnessing violence. DCAC has built a reputation for working successfully with at-risk families and treating complex cases of child trauma. The children referred to DCAC have typically endured terrible abuse and the Center’s mission is to “restore childhood” for these young victims through careful assessment, in-depth treatment and intensive family support. Additional information on DCAC’s services and programs can be found at http://www.denvercac.org/

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis http://www.stlouiscac.org/ is a University-based, multidisciplinary center that provides high quality trauma-focused services to youth, families, and the community. We promote resiliency, physical safety, and emotional stability through comprehensive research, forensic, clinical, educational, and advocacy programming. We serve children impacted by all types of  traumatic events including childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect.  We also serve witnesses of  domestic abuse and violent crime and children who have suffered accidents and traumatic bereavement. Click Here to request St. Louis materials.

Examples of Campaign Materials

Interested in downloading materials from this campaign? The following materials are available:
  • Billboards
  • Movie theater advertising
  • Radio spots
  • Community materials and resources (flyers, posters, etc.)

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