Tri-County Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative
Perpetrators who sexually abuse children are responsible, without a doubt. But all of us have played a role by the decisions we make every day. Current statistics reveal 1 in 10 children are victims of child sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. Imagine the lives we could save if we, as a society, stopped allowing this abuse to take place… AND WE CAN!
Join the local movement to protect our children’s right to safe, healthy childhoods! In April of 2022, The Carousel Center launched our new community initiative to train 10% of the adult population in Stewards of Children to reach our society’s TIPPING POINT: the critical point in a situation beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place.
Why 10%? Research shows the tipping point within society requires 10% of the population to adopt and adhere to a trend or ideology. Once the tipping point is reached, the once rare becomes the norm. Societal norms currently in place within our homes and organizations create safety for perpetrators to prey on children. When we adults understand the realities of child sexual abuse and take back the responsibility of prevention AND intervention from our children, societal norms WILL transform to make our communities unsafe places for perpetrators.
Our tipping point in the Tri-County area (New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender County) is approximately 34,000 adults. Join us today by registering to take the Stewards of Children training!