Speak with a unified voice
The Coalition remains committed to prevention and to work together as a field of like-minded leaders with a unified voice in the field to advance our work collectively.
The Coalition believes in the following values:
We believe the prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation is possible and is fundamental to protecting children from experiencing physical, psychological and spiritual trauma. We advance a comprehensive definition of “prevention” that includes stopping abuses before they happen and promoting intervention to prevent the reoccurrence of abuse and exploitation. Prevention includes stopping abuse in physical and digital environments, promoting healthy child development and protective factors to minimize the risk of victimization, early interventions with those who may be at risk of perpetrating abuse or of being abused, as well as effective treatments to minimize harm.
Dignity and Health for All Children
Adult and Corporate Responsibility
The Coalition was formed as a means for coordination and collaboration among a wide variety of organizations and individuals committed to prevention.
Together, the Coalition wrote a National Plan to prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation that is being utilized in communities across the United States since 2008.
The purpose of the National Plan is to keep prevention in the front of peoples’ minds and hearts in such a powerful way that the normalization of such abuse and exploitation for individual or commercial gain becomes socially, economically, politically, and spiritually unacceptable in our nation and the world.
Each of us has a sphere of influence that can be leveraged to advance prevention!
Mobilize for Action
The National Plan lists six key action areas to promote prevention: