CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION
Know. See. Respond.
Ensuring children are safe from abuse and able to learn, grow and thrive is the highest priority of the YMCA. We are committed to creating programs that protect children from abuse, but we are also committed to providing our families and community with information to keep kids safe everywhere. It is the power of our community knowing, seeing and responding which will make it more difficult for offenders to abuse.
According to the site Stop It Now
- One in 10 children will experience contact sexual abuse in the U.S. before age 18.
- In as many as 93 percent of child sexual cases, the child knows the person that commits the abuse.
- 60% of children who are sexually abused do not disclose.
Reporting Suspected Abuse
Hotline - call 1-866-ENDHARM (1-866-363-4276), Washington State's toll-free, 24-hour, 7 day-a-week hotline that will connect you directly to the appropriate local office to report suspected child abuse or neglect.
About Know. See. Respond.
We as Y staff, members, community members and volunteers need to build on the work we've done and develop the three habits in child abuse prevention: KNOW. SEE. RESPOND
Protecting Children at Our Y
The Y is committed to keeping children safe in our community. This means educating ourselves and our community about child abuse and how we can work together to prevent it.
The YMCA encourages adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making our community a safer place for children, especially during this ever-changing environment.
Stay informed of what is happening at our YMCA and community as well as letting you know of upcoming events.
The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.