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  MassKids · [email protected]
May 2, 2024 at 1:00 PM

Alert: Congress Passes Bill to Address Crisis of Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

This week, the House of Representatives concurred with the Senate and passed the REPORT Act,  May 1, 2024 Congress Passes Bill to Address Crisis of Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation This week, the House of Representatives concurred with the Senate and passed the REPORT Act…
  MassKids · [email protected]
April 9, 2024 at 8:41 PM

[CORRECTION] Pledge To Prevent® Campaign Launches to Generate Action to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Welcome to the MassKids Chronicle  April 9th, 2024 Welcome to the MassKids Chronicle, our quarterly e-newsletter where we share the latest news about our Enough Abuse Campaign to prevent child sexual abuse, and how you can get involved and take action in your home or community. *…
  MassKids · [email protected]
April 8, 2024 at 2:05 PM

Pledge To Prevent® Campaign Launches to Generate Action to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Welcome to the MassKids Chronicle  April 8th, 2024 Welcome to the MassKids Chronicle, our quarterly e-newsletter where we share the latest news about our Enough Abuse Campaign to prevent child sexual abuse, and how you can get involved and take action in your home or community.   …
  MassKids · [email protected]
January 31, 2024 at 7:51 PM

Alert on the Crisis of Online Child Sexual Exploitation

Today in Congress, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on the crisis of online Child Sexual Exploitation  January 31, 2024 Alert on the Crisis of Online Child Sexual Exploitation Today in Congress, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on the crisis …
  MassKids · [email protected]
December 12, 2023 at 2:55 PM

This Holiday season, help ensure that each child is cherished

As another year ends, we reflect back on what MassKids has been able to accomplish in 2023  December 2023 ­­­­­­Dear Friend of Children: As another year ends, we reflect back on what MassKids has accomplished in 2023, thanks to the support of citizens like you who believe “It’s on…
  MassKids · [email protected]
November 28, 2023 at 1:31 PM

Choose MassKids and Enough Abuse this #GivingTuesday

Thanks to concerned citizens like you who help support our cause, MassKids continues to be a leader in the fight for child sexual  November 28, 2023 Dear friends of children, Thanks to concerned citizens like you who help support our cause, MassKids continues advocate on behalf of …
  MassKids · [email protected]
November 21, 2023 at 2:01 PM

Join us and Say "Enough!" Child Sexual Abuse

For over two decades MassKids has been a leader in the fight for child sexual abuse prevention  November 21, 2023 Dear friends of children, Thanks to concerned citizens like you who help support our cause, MassKids continues to be a leader in the fight for child sexual abuse pr…
  MassKids · [email protected]
November 6, 2023 at 2:01 PM

MassKids and Enough Abuse Campaign news

Welcome to the MassKids Chronicle  Fall 2023 Welcome to the MassKids Chronicle, our quarterly e-newsletter where we share the latest news about our Enough Abuse Campaign to prevent child sexual abuse, and how you can get involved and take action in your home or community.   "Stra…
  MassKids · [email protected]
March 29, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Take Action in 2023 to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse!

Welcome to the MassKids Chronicle  Spring 2023 Welcome to the MassKids Chronicle, where citizens can learn the latest news about efforts to address child sexual abuse and how they can take action in their own homes and communities to prevent it.    Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Mass…
  MassKids · [email protected]
December 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM

This Holiday season, help ensure that each child is cherished

As another year is ending, we reflect back on what MassKids has been able to accomplish in 2022 thanks in part to the support  December 2022 Dear Friend of Children: As another year is ending, we reflect back on what MassKids has been able to accomplish in 2022 thanks in part to t…
  MassKids · [email protected]
November 29, 2022 at 2:01 PM

Help Ensure Every Child Lives a Life Free From Abuse

Today is #GivingTuesday  November 29, 2022 Dear friends of children, MassKids continues to work towards a world where every child is cherished and lives a life free from abuse, thanks to concerned citizens like you who help support our cause. We are a leader in the field of …
  MassKids · [email protected]
September 15, 2022 at 1:51 PM

Latest news on child sexual abuse prevention efforts in Massachusetts

Become a Gold Star School or Youth Organization with Safety S.T.A.R.S. from Enough Abuse!  Fall 2022 Become a Gold Star School or Youth Organization with Safety S.T.A.R.S. from Enough Abuse! Safety S.T.A.R.S. supports schools and youth organizations seeking to strengthen their …
  MassKids · [email protected]
April 26, 2022 at 6:10 PM

Child Sexual Abuse Survivors and Allies in MA Call on World Leaders to End Childhood Sexual Violence

Tomorrow, April 27th at 9-11AM EST, at the first-ever #BeBrave Global Survivors Action Summit  PRESS RELEASE April 26, 2022 – 12 PM EST MassKids – contact Jetta Bernier at                  [email protected] – 617-827-5218  Brave Movement – contact Julia Harris at  [email protected]
  MassKids · [email protected]
April 20, 2022 at 1:27 PM

MassKids Chronicle: Latest child sexual abuse prevention news

MassKids and the Enough Abuse Campaign  April 2022 Welcome to the MassKids Chronicle, our quarterly e-newsletter on the latest news about MassKids’ child sexual abuse prevention efforts and how you can get involved.  MassKids directs the Enough Abuse Campaign that works through trai…
  MassKids · [email protected]
December 13, 2021 at 6:17 PM

This Holiday season, choose kids - choose MassKids

December 13th, 2021 Dear Friend of Children: Reflecting back on 2021, MassKids is proud of its accomplishments for children and that we met the additional challenges caused by the pandemic. Shifting our in-person trainings to virtual webinars, we succeeded in training hundreds of s…
  MassKids · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 1:56 PM

Give Today and Support Our Work to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Today is #GivingTuesday  November 30, 2021 Dear friends, This year, MassKids continued to make great strides to prevent child sexual abuse through our Enough Abuse Campaign. We developed and disseminated new prevention resources, including our online Enough! training course that ha…
  MassKids · [email protected]
November 18, 2021 at 2:47 PM

World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Healing and Justice

See what Enough Abuse and others are doing!  November 18th, 2021 ANNOUNCEMENT  TODAY is the Inaugural “World Day for Prevention, Healing and Justice to End Sexual Violence Against Children and Adolescents” Today, November 18th, child sexual abuse prevention advocates, survivors an…
  MassKids · [email protected]
October 25, 2021 at 6:14 PM

MassKids Chronicle: Latest child sexual abuse prevention news

October 2021 A package of bills introduced this session in the Massachusetts Senate and House would go a long way to prevent the sexual abuse of our children. S369, which would require child sexual abuse prevention education in schools and youth organizations for staff and studen…
  MassKids · [email protected]
June 2, 2021 at 4:43 PM

LINK FIXED: Report urges Biden to address child sexual abuse crisis

National “Call to Action” Report  Please excuse the minor Icontact technical error in the press announcement sent to you this morning. Here is the working link to “A Call to Action for Policymakers and Advocates: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Legislation in the States." For press announce…
  MassKids · [email protected]
June 2, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Report urges Biden to address child sexual abuse crisis

National “Call to Action” Report  Child Advocates Urge President Biden to Address Child Sexual Abuse Crisis Recommend lawmakers in every state introduce laws to strengthen child safety BOSTON- A new report, “A Call to Action for Policymakers and Advocates: Child Sexual Abuse Prevent…
  MassKids · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 6:10 PM

Prevent Child Sexual Abuse - Pass the Prevention Package!

Contact your legislators today to support these bills  April 27, 2021 PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE "PASS THE PREVENTION PACKAGE!” Dear citizens working to prevent child sexual abuse, Join today with other citizens, survivors and child advocates to Pass the Prevention Package! Massach…
  MassKids · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 1:01 PM

Join us for several child sexual abuse prevention events in April

April 2021 Dear John, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, as well as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Several exciting educational awareness and prevention events are planned. You can join in the action! April 8, 9, and 10 International Symposium on Faith and Flourishing: St…
  MassKids · [email protected]
March 23, 2021 at 12:32 PM

Learn About Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Bills in MA

March 22, 2021 Citizens to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse PASS THE "PREVENTION PACKAGE!” A package of bills introduced this session in the Massachusetts Senate and House would go a long way to prevent the sexual abuse of our children.   Urge your Senator and Representative to SIGN ON to …
  MassKids · [email protected]
February 13, 2021 at 2:01 PM

This Valentine's Day, Honor Your Loved Ones with a Gift to MassKids

CELEBRATE Valentine’s Day  Make a gift to MassKids and send a message of love and appreciation to a child, grandchild, godchild or to a teacher, caregiver or special other person you wish to thank during these challenging times. We will mail a special note to your Valentine with the timeles…
  MassKids · [email protected]
December 16, 2020 at 7:25 PM

This Holiday season, help us ensure that each child is cherished

December 16th, 2020 Dear John, Throughout this unprecedented year, MassKids has worked to provide parents and caregivers the resources they need to help keep children safe. We have continued to provide our child sexual abuse prevention education to school and youth organization sta…
  MassKids · [email protected]
December 1, 2020 at 2:31 PM

On Giving Tuesday, YOU can help prevent child abuse

November 2020 Dear John, This year, we are facing a Giving Tuesday like no other. As the pandemic rages on, our work to prevent child sexual abuse is more crucial than ever. For many children, the experience of staying at home has not meant being safe at home, as calls to sexual ass…
  MassKids · [email protected]
November 23, 2020 at 7:22 PM

MassKids undeterred by pandemic...

November 2020 Dear John, Despite the unique events of 2020, MassKids continues to make great strides to prevent child abuse through education, training, prevention policy work and legislative advocacy. We are motivated by the children for whom the experience of staying at home ha…
  MassKids · [email protected]
August 11, 2020 at 3:44 PM

Does “staying at home” mean “safe at home” for all the kids you know?

August 11th, 2020 Dear John, Does “staying at home” mean “safe at home” for all the kids you know? ALERT - During the pandemic, Massachusetts children are being largely unseen by teachers, counselors, nurses and other school staff who would normally serve as their lifelines for safe…
  MassKids · [email protected]
April 22, 2020 at 4:56 PM

MassKids Works to Prevent Child Abuse During COVID-19

April 2020   While our MassKids office is closed, we want you to know we are working every day to keep Massachusetts children safe and to protect them from abuse. We hope you will support our work during this critical period. Here are highlights of current efforts. Massachuse…
  MassKids · [email protected]
December 13, 2019 at 2:16 PM

This Holiday season, please consider giving to MassKids

December 13, 2019 Help us Stop the Hurt Before it Starts There are an estimated 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse in America today with one-third under age 18. Victims of child sexual abuse are at greater risk than their peers for psychological, social and physical problems. P…
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
December 5, 2019 at 5:29 PM

Last Chance Survey

          © 2011, Massachusetts Citizens for Children Inc.   Permission to copy, disseminate or otherwise use information from this report is granted as long as Enough Abuse Campaign/Massachusetts Citizens for Children is identified as the source.   …
  MassKids · [email protected]
December 3, 2019 at 3:08 PM

On Giving Tuesday, support our work to prevent child sexual abuse

December 3, 2019 Dear MassKids Supporters, MassKids has made great strides in 2019 to educate parents, schools, youth organizations and the public about child sexual abuse and ways to prevent it. In case you missed our Fall e-newsletter, click here to read it. As you consider supporting c…
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
December 1, 2019 at 5:28 PM

Urgent 60 Second Survey

          © 2011, Massachusetts Citizens for Children Inc.   Permission to copy, disseminate or otherwise use information from this report is granted as long as Enough Abuse Campaign/Massachusetts Citizens for Children is identified as the source.  I…
  MassKids · [email protected]
November 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM

MassKids Chronicle - Enough Abuse Campaign News

November 2019 Dear MassKids Supporters, For 60 years, MassKids has been a leader in efforts to prevent the abuse and neglect of our state's children. In 1986, we led the first statewide media campaign in the country on child sexual abuse. Since then we have trained thousands of parents…
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
November 21, 2019 at 5:33 PM

Congratulations and Thank You!

                                    © 2011, Massachusetts Citizens for Children Inc.   Permission to copy, disseminate or otherwise use information from this report is granted as long as Enough Abuse Campaign/Massachusetts Citizens for Children …
  The Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
November 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Conversation #10: Public's Opinion on Child Sexual Abuse

                  This is the 10th of 10 conversations about preventing child sexual abuse.                         Reporting suspected child sexual abuse is everyone's responsibility - whether a mandated reporter or private citizen. If you suspect a child has been sexual…
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
October 31, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Conversation #9: Internet Safety

                     This is the 9th of 10 conversations about preventing child sexual abuse.             Next Conversation: #10  The Public's Opinion on Child Sexual Abuse  Public Believes Prevention is Possible                             Reporting suspected child sexual…
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
October 17, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Conversation #8: Impacts of Child Sexual Abuse on Children

                  This is the 8th of 10 conversations about preventing child sexual abuse.             Next Conversation: #9 Internet Safety                   Reporting suspected child sexual abuse is everyone's responsibility - whether …
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
October 3, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Conversation #7: Talk to Your Children Early and Often

                  This is the 7th of 10 conversations about preventing child sexual abuse.             Next Conversation: #8  Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Children Tactics abusers use so children won't tell                    …
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
September 19, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Conversation #6: Responding to the Sexual Behaviors of Children

                  This is the 6th of 10 conversations about preventing child sexual abuse.             Next Conversation: #7  Talk to your children It's easy if you start early and communicate often.                              …
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
September 6, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Grow the Movement

          Next Conversation: #6  Responding to Sexual Behaviors of Children: Build Your Skills to Respond Appropriately       Reporting suspected child sexual abuse is everyone's responsibility - whether a mandated reporter or private citizen. If you suspe…
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
September 5, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Conversation #5: Sexual Behaviors of Children

                  This is the 5th of 10 conversations about preventing child sexual abuse.           Next Conversation: #6  Responding to Sexual Behaviors of Children: Build Your Skills to Respond Appropriately                       Re…
  Citizens to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse · [email protected]
August 28, 2019 at 12:02 PM

MA Joint Committee on Education Public Hearing Sept. 4th

  Upcoming   Citizens to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse 8/27/19     This is to alert you to the Public Hearing of the Joint Committee on Education on Sept. 4th, 2019, 11am - 5pm, Room A-1, MA State House. Testimony on bills S.312 and S.13 will be heard.  ​ MassKids urges every c…
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
August 22, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Conversation #4: Signs That May Indicate Sexual Abuse

                  This is the 4th of 10 conversations about preventing child sexual abuse.             Next Conversation: #5  Sexual Behaviors of Children: Typical or Problematic?                   Reporting suspected child sexual abus…
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
August 8, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Conversation #3: Behavior Signs of Abusers

                  This is the 3rd of 10 conversations about preventing child sexual abuse.               Next Conversation: #4  Behavior and Physical Signs that Might Indicate Sexual Abuse                         Reporting suspected…
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
July 25, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Conversation #2: Who are the Abusers?

                  This is the 2nd of 10 conversations about preventing child sexual abuse.             Next Conversation: #3  Possible Behavior Signs of Abusers? Grooming tactics used by sexual abusers.                    Reporting suspe…
  Enough Abuse Campaign · [email protected]
July 12, 2019 at 4:28 PM

Conversation #1: What is Child Sexual Abuse?

                  This is the 1st of 10 conversations about preventing child sexual abuse.               Next Conversation: #2  Who are the Abusers? Children are often abused by someone they know, love or trust.               Reporting …