National Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 Or text “HELP” or “INFO” to 233733


Dr. David Finklehor, Professor and Director of Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire.

Preventing Sexual Abuse Through Education

We believe education is the most effective path to help protect children from sexual abuse. Our team has put together free resources and guides on essential topics that everyone needs to know. Together, we can have a significant impact on our communities by taking the time to educate ourselves.

What Is ACEs?

Individuals who’ve experienced violence and trauma in the past, known as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), are more vulnerable to future exploitation.

What Is Sex Trafficking?

We’ve compiled useful resources, guides, and information to help you understand what sex trafficking is and how you can help stop it.

Access Free Resources For…

Parents & Teachers

Curated for guardians and educators, learn how to prevent child sexual abuse, detect it, and respond properly to children in need and potential perpetrators


We’ve organized resources for members of faith-based communities to recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse. Download our free faith-based policies and procedures template.


Are you a survivor or a loved one of a survivor? Hear survivors’ healing stories and get links to helplines and resources.

More Ways You Can Help


Do Your Own Work

We can’t help others until we look in the mirror and do our own work. Identify the problem and deal with it honestly, seek treatment.


Teach Children to Honor Their Boundaries

If there are children in your life, teach them to honor their boundaries. When someone wants to pick up, or hug, a child, that child has a right to say no for ANY reason.


Be an Opportunity Blocker

An offender needs 3 things to offend: 1. The inclination to abuse 2. A vulnerable child 3. The opportunity to abuse. We can all interrupt the process and block opportunities.


Trust Your Gut

The odds are if your gut tells you something is off, you’re right. Call your local DHHS. You can do so anonymously.


Report & Spread the Word

Polaris is a resource you can use to report trafficking if you suspect it. Polaris also spends $0 on marketing — we can all help get the word out. Make bumper stickers with the toll-free number and hand them out to everyone you know!

CALL: 1-888-373-7888
TEXT: “Help” or “Info” to 233733


Distribute Materials from Local Advocacy Groups

Advocacy groups against sex trafficking and child sexual abuse can’t give you enough materials. Set a reminder in your calendar to pick up 50+ flyers, stickers, and business cards a month and put them in bathrooms, backs of toilets, everywhere.


Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Know someone whose child is going to summer camp? Ask if they’ve had a conversation with their child about boundaries and inappropriate touching. Have those difficult conversations until they’re less uncomfortable.


Hear Something Inappropriate? Say Something

When you’re around other adults and someone says something inappropriate, say something. Rape jokes aren’t funny, sexualizing young kids is wrong on any level, buying sex isn’t cool, body shaming and bullying should be interrupted, and violence shouldn’t be normalized.

Stay In-the-Know!