Many individuals and groups are working to fight the horrible child abuse that is happening in today’s world.

The following thirteen organizations officially endorse Protect Every Child
and are supporting partners with us
in a combined coalition.

OUR MISSION IS ENDING CHILD ABUSE

Zero Abuse Project (ZAP) is a 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to the elimination of child sexual abuse.

Our vision is a world where every child is free of abuse. Our mission is to protect children from abuse and sexual assault, by engaging people and resources through a trauma-informed approach of education, research, advocacy, and advanced technology.

Our programs are designed to provide training and education to professionals and students, and to help transform institutions to effectively prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.

SCAARS is a non-profit corporation which seeks to improve the laws pertaining to child abuse, mandatory reporting, the applicable statutes of limitations, as well as court outcomes in the judicial process.

SCAARS is the result of determined individuals who have dedicated their time to reforming policies which place children in danger. Whether due to religious indoctrination or institutional policies which endanger children, our goal is to make our world a safer place for children.

Children Matter

Children Matter! Our mission is to “(1) Educate legislators so laws will be more protective of children. (2) Advocate for children and empower their parents and (3) Educate all who care for children about the consequence of abuse; the universal tactics of predators; and ways to better protect their children.”

Our goal at Protect Every Child is to eliminate child sexual abuse by raising awareness to the epidemic of child abuse. We are calling for protection measures to be put in place in all child-serving institutions. We’re calling for parents to ensure that strong protections are in place in the institutions that their children participate in. We’re also calling for legislators to do their part to protect our children: To value the interest of children first over that of corporations and institutional churches.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are SNAP, the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious and institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers, and others).

SNAP Mission Statement: Our most powerful tool is the light of truth. Through our actions, we bring healing, prevention and justice.

SNAP is an independent, peer network of survivors of institutional sexual abuse and their supporters who work to:

*Support Survivors  *Protect Children  *Protect the vulnerable *Heal the wounded *Expose the truth”

Talk to a Survivor

“Founded in 2014, Talk to a Survivor (TTAS) is a non-profit organization that works to mobilize Utah citizens to build a community free from sexual harassment and assault.

Talk to a Survivor (TTAS) strives for a community in which people of all backgrounds, gender expressions or identities, and experiences are free from sexual harassment and assault. In this community, individuals will hold themselves accountable to each other and to the community at-large for preventing gender-based violence and fostering a safe and harassment-free environment free of the negative influences of power and control. Until we are able to achieve this, TTAS wants every community member to feel safe and comfortable addressing sexual harassment and assault, whether they witness or experience it.”

At James Vernon & Weeks, P.A., we have represented hundreds of child sexual abuse victims. We understand. Our legal team of Leander James, Craig Vernon and staff offers compassionate, smart yet aggressive legal representation. We hold perpetrators and those who harbor them responsible. We help our clients heal. You are not alone. It was not your fault.

Restore Our Humanity we are working with and for survivors of sexual abuse within the confines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We’ve documented cover-ups of sex-abuse and are working to prevent child abuse by helping adult victims, who were victims as children, go public.

The Child-Friendly Faith Project is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was begun in 2012.

Our vision is that no child suffers abuse or neglect as a result of religious belief, doctrine, or practice.

Our mission is to share knowledge and build community around the issue of religious child maltreatment (RCM) and advocate for and empower those whose lives are impacted by RCM.”

The Stop It Foundation (SIF) is a Las Vegas-based, nonprofit organization that aims to end teen suicide worldwide. It fulfills its mission by educating teens, schools, religious institutions, and the general public about the risks associated with teen suicide and how to develop effective, life-saving policies. SIF also drafts and promotes state and federal legislation that seeks to reduce teen suicide rates.

The Open Stories Foundation. Our Mission: To promote understanding, healing, growth, and community for people experiencing or impacted by religious transition

‘Say Sorry’ exposes and holds accountable the Watch Tower Society and those leaders within the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization that disregard and violate the laws of the land, or that cause religious harm to sections of the community.

At Protect LDS Children, our mission is to bring awareness to unsafe policies in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, encourage members to protect their children, and cause the LDS Church to change dangerous interview protocols. Specifically, PLDSC calls for the Mormon Church to stop one-on-one interviews and cease asking children questions about their sexual practices.

In addition to our official coalition partners Protect Every Child appreciates the hard work and effort of everyone who has a heart for protecting our children. We are grateful for the numerous global, national, state and local organizations that are committed to ending unsafe and abusive practices that hurt children. The following are just a few of them:

The mission of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.

Darkness to Light is an international nonprofit organization with the mission to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction. Darkness to Light’s flagship program, Stewards of Children®, is an evidence-informed, award-winning training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. More than 1.7 million adults have been trained using Darkness to Light trainings.”

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.”

SHINE is a national campaign to transform the conversation about child sexual abuse. For too many, childhood is where the trauma starts. But survivors need to know they are not alone–their light connects to other lights in a universe of support. It’s time for us to be a light that survivors can turn to. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to read survivor stories, and be the light in your community that helps kids suffering now through your local Children’s Advocacy Center.”

We are stars, lighting a universe of support for survivors. #whyweshine

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: “We envision a national culture in which we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence.

Our mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. We are dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates.”

“Mission: SINCE BEING FOUNDED IN DECEMBER 2013, we’ve gathered the world’s experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.’s Underground Jump Team consists of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts. These operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world.

Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins.

It is time for private citizens and organizations to rise up and help. It is our duty as a free and blessed people.

O.U.R. PROMISE:

To the children who we pray for daily, we say: Your long night is coming to an end. Hold on. We are on our way.

And to those captors and perpetrators, even you monsters who dare offend God’s precious children, we declare to you: Be afraid. We are coming for you.

Hope After Polygamy: Our mission is to connect individuals who have left polygamy to resources in their communities and provide assistance for their journey to the outside world. We award scholarships, use existing resources, share current events, success stories and resources for life skills that polygamous groups often deprive from them. The Hope After Polygamy founders are women who left polygamy and have firsthand experiences of the barriers faced by those transitioning out.

The Foundation for Survivors of Abuse  Our mission is to provide hope, encouragement and empowerment to survivors of abuse everywhere by working to remove the statute of limitations for crimes of sexual abuse.

An essential part of the healing process for survivors is the ability to seek justice and prevent the potential for abuse against others by prosecuting the predators who commit these vicious crimes. Currently, the statutes of limitations for crimes of sexual abuse vary widely from state to state, and fail to protect millions of innocent people dealing with the devastating effects of these crimes. The cruel, insidious nature of sexual abuse, often committed against the most vulnerable by those in relationships of trust, makes it extraordinarily difficult for survivors to come forward. According to the National Child Assault Prevention Project, more than 80 percent of abuse cases involve a parent or step-parent, and almost half of abused children are between the ages of 5 and 11. One fourth of all girls are sexually assaulted before reaching the age of 18, and it is estimated that 80 percent of all sexual abuse goes unreported. We invite you to work with us to remove these unenlightened, antiquated laws, and remove the time limit on justice and healing for survivors.

“The National Children’s Alliance provides training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a national level to more than 800 local Children’s Advocacy Centers serving more than 300,000 abused children each year.

A Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, child advocacy, work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.

National Children’s Alliance strongly believes that the combined professional wisdom and skill of the multidisciplinary team approach results in a more complete understanding of case issues and the most effective child- and family-focused system response possible.

“Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment, or GRACE is an organization whose sole purpose is to equip and assist the Church and those within the Christian community to face these challenges and love those affected by abuse.

GRACE is comprised of committed Christian professionals who have spent many years on the front lines investigating, addressing, and confronting child sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, spiritual abuse, and trauma. We empower the Christian community through training, education, consultations, and investigations to equip individuals and institutions alike. We emphasize the importance of not only institutional protection policies and protocols, but fostering a culture where abuse is understood, recognized, prevented, and confronted.”

“Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972, works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide, recognizing that child development is a building block for community and economic development. We believe that communities across the country are doing innovative things with great results to prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring, and what we need to do as a nation is commit to bringing this kind of ingenuity to communities everywhere.”

Say It, Survivor is committed to:

Raise awareness and remove the stigma surrounding sexual abuse by telling our story shamelessly and encouraging other survivors to do the same.

Educate parents about abuse prevention and the crucial part they can play in its aftermath, and to law enforcement about the critical role they can play even in situations when traditional justice cannot be served.

Bring survivors into community with one another, and help them to reclaim their own stories in a safe, supportive environment as part of the path to healing.

Unchained At Last is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged/forced marriages.

Unchained provides crucial legal and social services, always for free, to help women, girls and others in the U.S. to escape arranged/forced marriages. At the same time, Unchained pushes for social, policy and legal change; the organization started and now leads a growing national movement to eliminate child marriage in every U.S. state and at the federal level.

Unchained envisions a world where every woman is free to choose whether, when and whom to marry — and whether to leave a marriage.

Encircle stands as a beacon of hope where LGBT+ individuals can find understanding, information, and support within their families and communities.

OUR PURPOSE:
To Bring The Family And Community Together To Enable Our LGBTQ+ Youth To Thrive.

Encircle seeks to deepen and enrich the conversation among communities of faith and LGBTQ+ people. By teaching individuals to love themselves and empowering families, Encircle helps cultivate an environment where LGBTQ+ individuals can thrive. Our programs and services meet people wherever they are in their lives with cultural competency and sensitivity, using community partnerships, best practices, and innovative techniques.

Project Unbreakable is a photography project aiming to give a voice to sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence survivors.

The mission of Project Unbreakable is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence and encourage the act of healing through art. Since the project’s conception in October 2011, it has featured over four thousand images of survivors holding posters with quotes from their abusers. Project Unbreakable has been featured media outlets such as Glamour, TIME, The Huffington Post, and The Guardian.

Kindred‘s nonprofit mission is to inspire Cultural Creative families by sharing The New Story of Childhood, Parenthood and the Human Family. Kindred readers are exploring holistic, sustainable living and conscious parenting, the biological imperative-based neuroscience that “creates sustainable humans, from the start.”

The Mama Bear Effect is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is our mission to raise awareness for the prevention child sexual abuse through the availability of our website, and production of abuse prevention educational brochures for parents, schools, daycares, pediatrician offices etc, as well as empower volunteer advocates to raise awareness within their own communities.

Mama Dragons:

Our Mission: We support, educate, and empower mothers of LGBTQ children.

Our Vision: A world where all mothers fiercely love and advocate for their LGBTQ children.

Stop It Now! was founded by Fran Henry, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who learned first hand that standard approaches to keeping children safe from child sexual abuse at that time did not respond to the complex relationships surrounding most abuse.

Her vision? To have the sexual abuse of children recognized as a preventable public health problem, to make helping adults take responsibility to prevent and stop sexual abuse of children a main focus of prevention, and to create effective programs based on these principles.

This vision has been realized through the work of Stop It Now! and its 26 years of innovative programming has shown that:
  1. Adults will act to prevent abuse, if they have access to accurate information, practical tools, guidance and support
  2. Communities will mobilize around prevention initiatives, including efforts that address the complexities of abuse closer to home.”

Amy Lang’s Birds + Bees + Kids. “My mission is to help every kid grow up to be a whole and healthy adult by teaching the grownups who love and care for them how to openly and confidently talk to [them] about sexuality, love and relationships.”

Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.”

Our Mission Statement–
Sound Choices Coalition
Informing Society about the Realities of Polygamy and Advocating for its Victims

Sound Choices Coalition (SCC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and working to end the damaging practices associated with polygamous cultures.

SCC’s goal is to prevent underage “marriage” (sexual assault or statutory rape); child marriage; forced marriage; incest; sexual exploitation; trafficking; physical abuse; sexual abuse; polygamy itself, with its emotional abuse and gender inequities; medical neglect; educational neglect; welfare fraud; child abandonment; and child labor within polygamous communities.

These significant harms not only affect individuals, but also the societies that permit such practices to continue. We advocate for the victims of these abuses, and lobby for legal action, new legislation, and a proactive approach to promoting societies that are just and stable.

The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children.

Our team has been putting research into practice by developing an evidence-based family model of wellness, prevention and care to strengthen families and promote positive development and healthy futures for LGBT children and youth. We provide training and consultation on our family-based prevention and intervention approach across the United States and in other countries.”

Attachment Parenting International (API) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization founded in 1994 to network with parents, professionals and like-minded organizations around the world. Through education, support, advocacy and research, API’s principal goal is to heighten global awareness of the profound significance of secure attachment – not only to invest in our children’s bright futures, but to reduce and ultimately prevent emotional and physical mistreatment of children, addiction, crime, behavioral disorders, mental illness, and other outcomes of early unhealthy attachment.”

American SPCC / American Society for the Positive Care of Children  – Our Mission: We empower a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to the positive physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children and youth in the United States.

Our Vision: We envision a society free of child abuse that promotes the positive care of children and youth and effectively addresses the epidemic of child abuse.