The movement against Child sexual abuse starts with a single word
enough child sexual abuse.
“….a trailblazing effort to prevent child sexual abuse by building a movement of concerned citizens, community by community.” – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
“Child sexual abuse is a silent, violent epidemic. So widespread that each of us probably knows someone who has been victimized or who has abused.” – enoughabuse.org
“The Enough Abuse Campaign breaks the mold on child sexual abuse. Its emphasis on community collaboration truly sets it apart from previous efforts” – Ms. Foundation for Women
Over a three year period, CPCM stakeholders identified strengths and weaknesses in South Dakota’s response to child sexual assault and maltreatment. Stakeholders formulated a 10-year strategic plan to address those findings, including the investment in a prevention program targeting child sexual abuse, choosing the Enough Abuse campaign after researching national and international programs. The Enough Abuse campaign was chosen based on the program evaluation results, comprehensive modules targeting adults, teenagers, and children, and programmatic support from the national office.
Enough Abuse South Dakota is made possible by funding through South Dakota Department of Social Services, South Dakota Department of Education and South Dakota Department of Health.
Enough Abuse South Dakota is a partnership led by CPCM and Children’s Home Society of South Dakota and will pair with the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface and Resiliency program rolled out in South Dakota in the spring of 2018. The two statewide awareness campaigns will give victims a voice to immediately connect with appropriate services.
Similar to the SD ACEs and Resiliency program, professionals and community members will be trained to deliver Enough Abuse in various venues through engagement of parents, caregivers, schools, youth serving organizations, parent organizations, churches, child care providers, and other audiences that serve children and youth. The goal of the campaign is to engage communities so that together we can increase what we KNOW, improve how we RESPOND, and ultimately PREVENT child sexual abuse. It is time we say ENOUGH!
The Campaign offers:
- A framework for looking at child sexual abuse as the public health problem that it is and addressing the prevention of abuse in a manner similar to the way other behavior-based public health issues have been.
- Communication tips for parents and others to talk to children in a healthy and neutral way about their bodies, sexuality, and safety.
- Action steps that everyone can take to be a part ending the devastating problem of sexual abuse.
- Policy change that can be implemented both governmentally and institutionally to make an impact on this issue.
- Can be done in various timeframes — 30 minute (if a series of three sessions), one hour, two hour, and half-day.
- Provide high quality materials.
- Are geared toward specific audiences: medical and mental health professionals; parents; those who work in youth serving organizations.
- Are offered free of charge to your organization through generous funding from South Dakota Department of Social Services and South Dakota Department of Health.