The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast MO

The Child Advocacy Center

Parent Education

Body Safety Parent/Caregiver Program:

This program gives an overview of the Body Safety Program that is presented to children from early childhood through 4th grade. This program educates caregivers by walking them through a five-step process gaining knowledge about child sexual abuse.

Parents & Caregivers will:

  • Identify signs and potential indicators of child sexual abuse
  • Learn how to appropriately respond to a child that discloses abuse
  • Gain knowledge of sexual abuse prevention tips

Internet Safety Parent/Caregiver Program:

This program educates adults on different ways they can keep children safe online.

Parents & Caregivers will:

  • Recognize the benefits and risks associated with being on the internet
  • Gain knowledge on popular games and social media apps
  • Gain knowledge of best practices to use the internet safety


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