The Five Days of Action is a week-long campaign designed to raise awareness and inspire all adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. The YMCA of Montclair is committed to the safety of the children in our community and the Five Days of Action are just one way we reinforce that commitment.
When we know how abuse can happen, see the warning signs, and respond quickly to prevent it, we foster a culture of child abuse prevention. These three habits – KNOW. SEE. RESPOND. – can change a child’s life. Learn more by reading the KNOW. SEE. RESPOND. booklet for tips on the three habits, including questions to ask the organizations serving your children about their child protection policy and hiring practices.
KNOWing the facts about child sexual abuse can help you better understand what to look for and how to prevent abuse. Offenders often attempt to press boundaries and break rules.
When we SEE boundaries being crossed, rules being violated, or see signs a child is being sexually abused, we must be prepared to intervene on a child’s behalf.
If you suspect abuse, how do you RESPOND? When it comes to reporting abuse, it can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. If you are prepared, you will know exactly when and how to report. In New Jersey, report abuse to:
1-877 NJ ABUSE
Together we foster a culture of child abuse prevention. Find prevention tips and resources by checking out www.fivedaysofaction.org.