The Body Safety Box is an evidence-based child abuse prevention educational kit built upon lessons facilitated in elementary school classrooms with thousands of children. Data analyzed from over 1,500 children offers results of 91.3% of learners scoring 80% or greater on post-assessment measures.
The following links offer additional information on issues related to the prevalence, prevention, and effects of child abuse.
The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study is based on data collected from over 17,000 adult participants and analyzes the relationship between childhood trauma and later health and behavioral outcomes in adulthood. This study is the largest of its kind and is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente.
ACES Too High reports on research about adverse childhood experiences, including developments in epidemiology, neurobiology, and the biomedical and epigenetic consequences of toxic stress. This site also covers ways in which schools, organizations, and communities are implementing practices based on ACE research.
Dr. Bruce Perry, a foremost researcher in the field of child trauma, leads the Child Trauma Academy based in Houston, Texas. This site offers information, research, and training related to improving the lives of children affected by maltreatment.
Darkness to Light is an organization that seeks to prevent child sexual abuse through educating adults, and this site contains an extensive section on statistics and related references as well as online training opportunities.
Childhood sexual abuse survivor Erin Merryn has advocated for legislation passed in 37 states to date which requires public schools to implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. This site details the progress of Erin’s Law including states with pending legislation.