We are on a mission
to see communities transformed
and every child protected from sexual abuse.
The challenges facing our communities regarding the sexual abuse of children are huge. To address these issues, adults have to engage in a new emphasis on preventing abuse. Adults also need to know how to recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
We have to overcome denial, secrecy and fear that most often keep this issue in the dark.
Adults need to understand that our choices often determine if a child is abused or not. If more adults were better educated, they would make better decisions that will help protect a child from abuse.
Adults Protecting Children, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to the training of adults in how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. We are working in North Georgia to bring about in each county a prevention initiative to help eliminate child sexual abuse.
Before we started Adults Protecting Children (APC), we wanted to make sure we were not just duplicating the efforts of other organizations. What we learned was that most agencies were dealing with the TREATMENT end of sexual abuse — suicide, teen pregnancy, alcohol and drug use, etc. There were agencies that wanted to do prevention, but they didn’t have the time or resources. Because our focus is primarily on prevention, we felt there was a place for us. So in December of 2009 we launched APC.