Prevent Child Abuse

What Can I Do?
Child sexual abuse devastates not only individuals and families, but communities at large. Perpetrators who sexually abuse children are responsible, of course. But all of us have played a role by the decisions we make every day. Our societal norms have allowed perpetrators easy access to our children for far too long.

Each of us has a responsibility to protect the most vulnerable of our community. Your willingness to become educated and take action as an active bystander is CRITICAL in stopping child sexual abuse! Below are steps you can take in your personal and professional lives to make a positive impact in our community. Click here for more educational opportunities.

The Tri-County Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative launched on April 1, 2022; with the goal to train 10% of the adult population in Stewards of Children to reach a tipping point in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties.

At the end of January 2024, over 5,000 adults have been trained to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse!

Join the local Tri-County Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative, or partner with Carousel Child Advocacy Center to become a distinguished “Partner in Prevention”.

Contact Rebecca Martin, Child Abuse Awareness/Outreach Coordinator at (910) 254-9898 or [email protected]