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Social Media Toolkit - Child Abuse Prevention Month

This social media toolkit is intended to help educate parents and community members about child abuse prevention. For research concerning child sexual abuse and prevention methods refer to our NCAC Research Bibliographies page in CALiO or visit CALiO.org.

Social media is an outstanding tool in the fight against child abuse. Research shows that 80% of Americans believe social media is effective in raising public awareness about social issues including child abuse. At least half of the adult population in the United States uses social media. In other words, by posting child abuse prevention messages on your organization’s social media outlet – your chances of reaching the adults who need these messages are much higher. Our voices are stronger when we speak as one. Together, we can harness the power of social media to help make Alabama a safer place for our children.

Please note, this toolkit can be used as a campaign with all 10 Facts or the posts can be used in a "stand alone" manner. You will have two options to download the graphics.

The following Fact Sheets can be linked to social media posts to add more information:

10 Facts About Child Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse: Perpetrators, Manipulation, Disclosure, Prevention

Parents Can Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Efficacy of the Child Advocacy Center Model

Economic Impact of Child Abuse

Questions about this toolkit?  Contact Pam Clasgens pclasgens@nationalcac.org.

Instructions

For Text: Highlight text. While text is highlighted, right click and choose copy. Navigate to social media page and in space intended for text right click the mouse and choose paste.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NUMBERED 10 FACTS GRAPHICS. Save file to computer. Upload video to social media page from saved location.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NON-NUMBERED FACTS GRAPHICS. Save file to computer. Upload video to social media page from saved location.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VIDEO. Save file to computer. Upload video to social media page from saved location.

Graphics

Suggested Text

Fact1_10

Child sexual abuse is not limited to zip codes or income brackets. It can happen on any street or in any neighborhood.

Protect the children in your life by learning the facts about child abuse.

#KnowTheFacts #ChildAbusePreventionMonth

Fact2_10

Did you know 9 out 10 child abuse victims know their abuser?

You can protect the children in your life by empowering them to speak up if someone or something makes them uncomfortable.

#KnowTheFacts #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #10FactsAboutChildAbuse

Fact3_10

Close to 80% of abused children never tell anyone about their abuse.

You can change that!

Give your child control over their own body.

Empower your child to speak up.

Believe a child who reports abuse.

Report child abuse to local law enforcement and social services.

To report child abuse In Alabama, call your County Department of Human Resources office. https://dhr.alabama.gov/county-office-contact/
If you suspect a child is in imminent danger, call local law enforcement.

#KnowTheFacts #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #10FactsAboutChildAbuse

Fact4_10

The most common lie children tell about child abuse is that it didn't happen. Let that sink in for a minute.

You can help a child who comes forward to report abuse by believing the child and reporting the abuse to authorities.

To report child abuse In Alabama, call your County Department of Human Resources office. https://dhr.alabama.gov/county-office-contact/
If you suspect a child is in imminent danger, call local law enforcement.

#KnowTheFacts #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #10FactsAboutChildAbuse

Fact5_10

Medical evidence is extremely rare in child sexual abuse cases.

That’s because children rarely report the abuse as it’s happening.

To report child abuse In Alabama, call your County Department of Human Resources office. https://dhr.alabama.gov/county-office-contact/
If you suspect a child is in imminent danger, call local law enforcement.

#KnowTheFacts #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #10FactsAboutChildAbuse

Fact6_10

Child neglect is the most common type of abuse in the home. But YOU can make a difference by knowing the signs of possible neglect including:

• Poor hygiene
• Ill-fitting/unsuitable clothing
• Poor attendance
• Little or no medical care

If you suspect child neglect, report it.

To report child abuse In Alabama, call your County Department of Human Resources office. https://dhr.alabama.gov/county-office-contact/
If you suspect a child is in imminent danger, call local law enforcement.

#KnowTheFacts #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #10FactsAboutChildAbuse

Fact7_10

Survivors of child sexual abuse can, and most often do, go on to lead healthy and happy lives.

When a child receives support and therapy they are able to succeed in spite of the abuse!

To report child abuse In Alabama, call your County Department of Human Resources office. https://dhr.alabama.gov/county-office-contact/
If you suspect a child is in imminent danger, call local law enforcement.

#KnowTheFacts #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #10FactsAboutChildAbuse

Fact8_10

Just like there is no typical victim of child sexual abuse, there is no typical abuser.

Men and women are both capable of abuse.
Men and women are also both capable of being the hero for a child by reporting abuse.

To report child abuse In Alabama, call your County Department of Human Resources office. https://dhr.alabama.gov/county-office-contact/
If you suspect a child is in imminent danger, call local law enforcement.

#KnowTheFacts #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #10FactsAboutChildAbuse

Fact9_10

Boys and girls both experience trauma from sexual abuse.

The good news is boys and girls can both heal from the trauma from sexual abuse.

To report child abuse In Alabama, call your County Department of Human Resources office. https://dhr.alabama.gov/county-office-contact/
If you suspect a child is in imminent danger, call local law enforcement.

#KnowTheFacts #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #10FactsAboutChildAbuse

Fact10_10

Children with disabilities are especially vulnerable to abuse. You might be this child’s only voice. If you suspect abuse report it immediately.

To report child abuse In Alabama, call your County Department of Human Resources office. https://dhr.alabama.gov/county-office-contact/
If you suspect a child is in imminent danger, call local law enforcement.

#KnowTheFacts #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #10FactsAboutChildAbuse

Bonus Content Graphic or Video Option

Bous_Parents

Calling all parents! Did you know YOU are the best person to teach your child about sexual abuse?

Be the trusted source for YOUR child and keep the lines of communication open.

#KnowTheFacts #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #10FactsAboutChildAbuse