The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast MO

The Child Advocacy Center

Middle & High School

6th Grade Sexual Abuse Prevention

This program develops your students’ understanding of ways to protect themselves from sexual abuse in-person and online with an emphasis on recognizing red flag behavior, setting personal boundaries, and the long-term effects of sexting. Students are encouraged to report abuse and seek help from safe adults.

7th Grade Sexual Abuse Prevention

Students gain an understanding of what sexual abuse is, including the different types of sexual abuse. This program discusses personal safety strategies, the dangers of sexting, and setting personal boundaries. The program encourages students to be upstanders when they witness sexual abuse occurring, to talk/report to a safe adult if they witness or experience sexual abuse, and to use available resources for support.

8th Grade Sexual Abuse Prevention

This program builds on the concepts introduced in the 6th and 7th grade sexual abuse programs with a focus on exploitation, enticement, and sex trafficking.

High School Sexual Abuse Prevention

The Sexual Abuse Prevention Program is created for 9th-12th grade students. This develops a student’s understanding of ways to protect themselves from sexual abuse in-person and online. This program covers grooming, sexual abuse, enticement/exploitation, healthy relationships, personal boundaries, sex trafficking, harassment, sexting and assault.
Students are reminded of the importance of reporting abuse, seeking help from a safe adult, and are given resources that are available for support.


In 2022, we provided sexual abuse prevention education to 50,870 children
In 2022, 1,110 children received forensic interviews about alleged abuse.
In 2022, 792 of our forensic interviews involved sexual abuse.
60% of child sexual abuse victims never tell.
90% of child sexual abuse is by someone the child likes, loves, or lives with.
1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18.
Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. each year.
Sex offenders are 3.5x more likely to confess if a child has had a forensic interview at a child advocacy center