Learn the Facts: and Understand the rick. Realities - not trust - should influence your decision regarding children.
Minimize Opportunity: Eliminate or reduce one adult/one child situations.
Talk About It: Children often keep abuse a secret, but barriers can be broken down by talking about it.
Stay Alert: Don't expect obvious signs when a child is being sexually abused.
Make a Plan: Learn where to go, whom to call, and how to react.
Act on Suspicions: The future well being of a child is at stake.
Get Involved: Volunteer and financially support organizations that fight the tragedy of child sexual abuse.
Any suspected abuse of a minor should be immediately reported by professionals under Mandated Reporting requirements. Failure to do so could result in a criminal charge, as well as personal and professional liability.
Sexual Assault is a crime of power and control. It is not about sex.
Providing options, support and information to Alaskans affected by sexual violence for more than 35 years.
Local Crisis Line: (907) 276-7273 Statewide Crisis Line: (800) 478-8999 Business Line: (907) 276-7279
1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 230 Anchorage, AK 99503 email@example.com
Child abuse investigations in and around Anchorage are conducted at Alaska CARES (Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services). Alaska CARES is a Child Advocacy Center that uses a child-centered approach, allowing multiple agencies to meet together in one location to help lessen the impact on both child and family members. These partnering agencies may include a victim Advocate, Family Care Coordinator, Medical, Law Enforcement, Office of Children’s Services (OCS), or mental health professional. STAR Advocates respond to provide support and information at Alaska CARES.
More information is available at their website.