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December/January 2023Vol. 23, No. 10A Guide for Preventing the Sexual Abuse and Trafficking of Children

The Children’s Assessment Center developed a guide for parents, youth-serving organizations, and communities with the purpose of preventing the sexual abuse and sex trafficking of children and youth. The colorful and engaging guide discusses the importance of prevention, lists the signs of abuse, and provides tips on how to talk to children and youth about abuse. This information is organized into the following sections:

  • The importance of prevention
  • Information for parents and caregivers
  • Information for youth-serving organizations and schools
  • Child sex trafficking
  • Internet safety
  • Educational resources
  • Reporting abuse


The Children’s Assessment Center, one of the largest child abuse advocacy centers in the Nation and an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance, provides multidisciplinary services to child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking victims and their families. To learn more, read the guide, 2022 Child Abuse Prevention Guide: A Guide for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Child Sex Trafficking Written for Parents, Youth Serving Organizations, and Community Members.