Child abuse is uncomfortable to talk about. That’s why we have to talk about it. The more kids know and understand what is happening to them isn’t okay, the more kids come forward and tell a trusted adult. The more teens know and understand the signs they’re being groomed to eventually become a victim of abuse, sexual assault, or worse, the more they come forward.
Adults who can identify the signs of abuse and openly discuss its impact with their kids, students, athletes, church, or youth groups, the safer kids become.
As part of our mission to protect kids from all forms of abuse, neglect, and sexual assault CACSEI provides free child abuse awareness training across southeast Indiana.
This evidence-based training produced by Darkness to Light and taught by CACSEI helps adults understand, identify, and know how to react to child abuse. Learn more and see how to request training.
Produced by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children and taught by CACSEI staff, this program helps youth understand body boundaries. It’s evidence-based and age-appropriate for kids and teens. Learn more and see how to request training.
New research from the University of Evansville suggests prevention education may not significantly increase the number of children who come forward and disclose abuse. But those who do and have also taken part in prevention education are far more likely to be detailed and specific in their disclosures. This helps law enforcement and prosecutors in the course of an investigation, meaning more victims receive justice.