Empower yourself  & others with Educational Videos, Downloadable Brochures, Helpful Websites & Healthy Parenting Tips


Helping Young Children Exposed to Trauma

In the brief video below IMPACT report authors: Jason Lang, Kellie Randall, and Alysse Loomis discuss the effects of trauma in young children and how Connecticut is working to address early childhood trauma at a systems level. 

Find out more by visiting: The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut https://www.chdi.org/

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When Bruising in Children is Indicative of Abuse

When Bruising in Children is Indicative of Abuse.

Online Safety Advice for Children

Online Safety advice from Dr. Linda "Safer internet day"

Know the Statistics on Abuse

Know the statistics on child abuse

Talking to Kids about Abuse

Talking with Children about abuse

Join the Conversation/Stop the Stigma

Join the conversation and stop the stigma or myths by changing the conversation on abuse

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Darkness to Light: documentary featuring survivors of Child sexual abuse.

One With Courage


Behavioral and Physical Signs of Possible Sexual Abuse To Learn more Please visit: https://www.onewithcourage.org/learn-the-signs/

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Myths about Child Sexual Abuse "Social acceptance of myths silences victims and encourages public denial about the true nature of this silent epidemic. Accurate information is key when confronting and preventing child abuse". To learn more Please visit: https://www.onewithcourage.org/learn-the-signs/

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Office for Victims of Crime: Public Awareness: "Faces of Human Trafficking" Video Series

The Office of Justice Programs; Office for Victims of Crime: Human Trafficking Public Awareness Video Series:

"The series is intended to be used for outreach and education efforts of service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and others in the community. The series includes information about sex and labor trafficking, multidisciplinary approaches to serving victims of human trafficking, effective victim services, victims' legal needs and voices of survivors" * This information was taken directly from:https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/humantrafficking/publicawareness.html

Below is the Introductory or Preview Video to this 9-Part video series. Please see below the preview video for the link to each video in this important series.

Resources for Parents/Caregivers

Helping your Child Heal from Abuse


Download & View the full brochure: Helping Your Child Heal

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What Happens Now


Download and View the full brochure: What Happens Now

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When Images Hurt


Download and View the full brochure: When Images Hurt

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D2L: Parents Guide to Selecting Youth Organizations


View and download the Darkness to Light : "Step up and Speak Out" informational leaflet on safe practices for selecting youth serving organizations.

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D2L: Child Sexual Abuse Statistics Circumstances

D2L: Immediate Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse

D2L: Long-Term Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse




Resources for Educators/Professionals



ChildVictimWeb is a multimedia, online training resource designed for professionals from all disciplines who work with children and adolescents who have experienced or witnessed serious violence.

This course describes:

  • The prevalence and characteristics of different forms of victimization often experienced in childhood;
  • The psychological, behavioral, social, and health consequences, and implications for practice;
  • Assessment strategies, evidence-based approach to treatment planning, trauma-informed case management skills, and information about evidence-supported treatments.​​​​​​​

Children's Bureau & Toolkit to support child welfare agencies serving LGBTQ children youth & families

The Children's Bureau, Child Welfare Information Gateway has many services and resources for online training and support. Please see a few of their useful tools below and click the green links to be directed to the website.

The Children's Bureau Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative: 
Provides a Toolkit to support child welfare agencies in serving LGBTQ children, youth & families.
You can download and view this toolkit below.

Toolkit to Support Child Welfare Agencies in Serving LGBTQ Children, Youth, and Families. (25 Pages)

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Offers an Educators toolkit for helping students who have been traumatized.

You can view this helpful video below, or for more information & resources on training opportunities or tool kits for educators please visit https://learn.nctsn.org/

Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. They offer many useful resources such as:
  • Nationally available training that can help you learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
  • Prevent Now program: assists and supports communities in creating sustainable child sexual abuse prevention inititives that increase awareness, education, and prevention, and advocacy. 
  • A Mobile App: Stewards of Children prevention toolkit:  the first of its kind mobile app that will equip adults with the skills and resources necessary to recognize, prevent, and respond to child sexual abuse. This toolkit app is available on AppStore and Google Play
  • Information on community initiatives
  • How to guides on talking with your kids about body safety and books on sexual abuse prevention
  • Educational videos
  • National and State wide resources

Click the green link below the Darkness to Light logo or copy the link below to visit the Darkness to Light website at: https://www.d2l.org/ 

Ava Health -Academy on Violence & Abuse

CommonSense.Org -Engage Spanish speaking students

Child Welfare Information Gateway - Podcast Series

The New Child Welfare Information Gateway Podcast Series provides info for busy child welfare and social work professionals:


Education & Prevention go hand in hand

Please click each arrow below to find educational info and resources on prevention and healthy parenting practices:

Get Connected to Resources on Healthy Parenting Practices

Get Connected to: 

  • 3 of Our Favorite website picks for Parenting Tips and Techniques

  • Washington State based resources for Parents

  • DCYF's: Ten Things you can do to Prevent Child Abuse 

Three of Our Favorite Positive Parenting Websites

1. Positive Parenting Tips from the C.D.C. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Learn about your child's development, positive parenting tips, safety & health at each stage of your child's life. From birth to 17 years of age.

This website offers information on:

Visit cdc.gov or click the green link below.

2. Healthy Parenting Strategies from A.A.P.'s (American Academy of Pediatrics) HealthyChildren.Org

Learn about the development of healthy family dynamics, communication & discipline, safety and prevention services and 10 healthy discipline strategies that may work for your family.

This website offers information on:
  • Childhood Ages and Stages - prenatal to young adults 18-21 years of age
  • Healthy Living - nutrition, fitness, sports, oral health, emotional wellness, growing healthy and sleep
  • Safety and Prevention - immunizations, and safety at home, at play, on the go and all around
  • Family Life - medical, family dynamics, media, work & play and even getting involved in your community
  • Health Issues - conditions, injuries, emergencies, and vaccine preventable diseases
  • News - Newsletters, Articles, Policy Statements, E-magazine, Apps, & Webinars
  • Tips & Tools - Ask a pediatrician, find a pediatrician, Symptom checker

 3.NO HIT ZONE; The U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children

Learn about the "NO HIT ZONE" movement and become a No-Hit-Zone organization or home.

This program is used to provide a safe environment for all family members and/or staff members of organizations.

"No-Hit-Zones are a proactive way to promote calm, safe and caring environments for children where no hitting of any kind is allowed. This movement: 
*(quote and snippets taken directly from website: https://endhitting.org/no-hit-zone/)

Visit EndHitting.Org or click the green link

​​​​​​​Looking for Parenting Help in Washington State?

Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF)

DCYF offers many resources for families in Washington State. Including information on:

We encourage you to visit this helpful website & gain resources in Washington for yourself and your family! To visit DCYF just click the green link below their  logo.


More Washington State Help for Parents

Parent Trust for Washington Children

ParentTrust offers helpful Parenting Tips and sound advice on their website. There is even an option to speak with someone directly.
Visit ParentTrust.Org or
Call the Family Help Line +1 800 932 4673 (HOPE)

Some of the parenting subjects they cover are:
See a snippet of what their website has to offer below and visit the ParentTrust website just by clicking the green link below their Logo.

Find out how to better recognize, talk about, prevent and react responsibly to child abuse

Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Their evidence-informed training influences community behavior change.

They offer:

Please visit Darkness to Light:  https://www.d2l.org/ or click the green link below the D2L logo

Get the "How To" on:

  • Recognizing, talking about, preventing and reacting responsibly to child abuse, and the right questions to ask when selecting a youth serving facility
  • ​​​​​​​Find out more about Darkness to Light (D2L) and their evidence informed training that empowers adults to prevent child sexual abuse.

Below you will find ⇒ Downloadable leaflets: 5 Steps to Protecting our Children & Step up and Speak Out: Guide to selecting Youth Serving Organizations.


Darkness to Light: 5 Steps to Protecting our Kids

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Darkness to Light: Step up and Speak Out - Safe Practices for Selecting Youth Serving Organizations.

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Learn about the Typical Signs of Abuse, Myths vs. Facts

Learn about typical signs of abuse, myths vs facts:

Learn about "One with Courage" the public awareness campaign centered around the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse.

One with Courage is the national initiative centered around the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse and the unique role children's advocacy centers play in providing comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to child victims of abuse.

Please see the One with Courage informational leaflets below and visit: onewithcourage.org or click the green link below their logo to find out more.



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