The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast MO

The Child Advocacy Center

Middle & High School

6th Grade Sexual Abuse Prevention

The Sexual Abuse Prevention Program is created for 6th grade students. The Sexual Abuse Program develops your students’ understanding of ways to protect themselves from sexual abuse in-person and while being on the internet, as well as, the dangers of sexting. The program is age appropriate and designed to increase awareness of strategies to stay safe in-person and online, recognize enticement/exploitation, set personal boundaries, the importance of reporting abuse, seeking help from trusted adults, and using available resources for support.

7th Grade Sexual Abuse Prevention

The Sexual Abuse Prevention Program is created for 7th grade students. The Sexual Abuse Program is age appropriate and builds upon the concepts learned in the 6th grade sexual abuse program; personal safety strategies, enticement/exploitation, dangers of sexting, and setting personal boundaries. Students will gain an understanding of what sexual abuse is, including the different types of sexual abuse. The program encourages students to be upstanders when they witness sexual abuse occurring, to talk/report to a safe trusted adult if they witness or experience sexual abuse, and to utilize available resources for support.

8th Grade Sexual Abuse Prevention

The Sexual Abuse Prevention Program is created for 8th grade students. The Sexual Abuse Prevention Program develops student understanding of ways to protect themselves from sexual abuse in-person and while on the internet. The program is age appropriate and builds upon the concepts introduced in the 6th and 7th grade sexual abuse programs; grooming, enticement/exploitation, healthy relationships, personal boundaries, sex trafficking, harassment, and assault.

High School Sexual Abuse Prevention

The Sexual Abuse Prevention Program for 9th-12th grade students is a program by MBF Teen Safety Matters® program from the Monique Burr Foundation for Children.

The Teen Safety Matters Program empowers students to spot and respond to types of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, neglect), relationship abuse, digital abuse, and other digital dangers. Most importantly, it teaches that adults are responsible for their safety but there are things they can do to help adults keep them safe. The program is based on the latest research and has been reviewed and endorsed by national experts.

THE FACTS​

43,832Children received Prevention Education in 2021
The largest age group we saw for forensic interviews in 2021 was 7-12 years old.
In 2021, 889 of our cases involved sexual abuse.
In 2021 1,224 Children received forensic interviewed about alleged abuse​
In 2021 2,636 Adults received Prevention Education
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.
Children 3 years old and younger have the highest maltreatment rate.
Only 5% to 16% of child sexual abuse victims report and false allegations are rare
Sex offenders are 3.5x more likely to confess if a child has had a forensic interview at a child advocacy center