Cordelia Anderson M.A.

 

The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

Check out the more at www.preventtogether.org

The mission of the Coalition is: a unified effort to promote the healthy development of children & youth; and end their sexual exploitation.


The national plan has been updated in 2012.




The purpose of this plan is to prevent children from being perceived and used as sexual commodities and to ensure that they have the opportunities to develop into healthy adults capable of caring connections and healthy relationships with childhoods free from sexual exploitation. The plan addresses the need to reduce the societal demand for commercial and individual exploitation of children. 
The plan is to keep child sexual exploitation prevention in the forefront of peoples minds and hearts in such a powerful way that the normalization of  such exploitation for individual or commercial gain becomes socially, economically, politically, and spiritually unacceptable in our nation and the world. 

Statement of Values

Dignity and Health for All Children

· We dedicate our skills, resources, and energy to creating a culture that fosters childrens dignity and health by ending child sexual abuse and exploitation.

· We declare that all children are entitled to safe, stable, nurturing relationships and childhoods free from sexual abuse and exploitation.

Prevention Protects

· We believe that prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation is possible and is fundamental to protecting children from experiencing physical, psychological and spiritual trauma. We advance a comprehensive definition of “prevention” that includes stopping abuse in physical and digital environments, and which promotes healthy child development and protective factors to minimize risks, early interventions, as well as effective treatments to minimize harm.

· We stand united against the factors that feed demand for child sexual abuse and exploitation whether committed for individual or commercial gain. These include but are not limited to sexual objectification of children, commercial sexual exploitation, pornography, and the hyper-sexualized consumer culture.

Adult & Corporate Responsibility

· We appeal to all adults to acknowledge their individual and societal responsibility for protecting children so that they may experience caring connections with peers and adults, as well as safely grow to experience full, healthy, and productive lives.

· We call on corporations to join in an examination of all their organizational practices and policies to assure that they are not fueling demand for child sexual abuse and exploitation.

· We commit to work collaboratively with government, the non-profit sector, and private industry to find, cultivate, and fund the solutions necessary for prevention strategies to flourish.

The Prevention Coalition

The Coalition was initiated and is supported in part by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the work of all its members. Members contribute critical information to the Prevention Coalition from their expertise or agencies but also to carry information from the Prevention Coalition back into their organizations and constituents. The intent is to have organizational impact and to use the vast network of the member organizations to advance prevention efforts.

The common thread within this Coalition of all the members is the opportunity to apply the various perspectives and types of expertise to focus on prevention of sexual exploitation of children.


 

 

Contact: Cordelia Anderson
Sensibilities Prevention Services
4405 Garfield Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
612-824-6217

Cordelia@visi.com

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