With the pandemic bringing in news in the rise of child exploitation, Parents Against Child Sex Abuse (P.A.X.A.) has witnessed the necessity for greater resources on child protection more than ever before. Child sexual abuse itself is a wavering topic that is often left out of the conversation, producing misconceptions and false narratives. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 children are sexually abused and in over 90% of circumstances, the child is being sexually abused by someone they know. Although these statistics may be difficult to grasp on, it is what parents are facing behind closed doors. Nevertheless, the Child Molestation & Prevention Institute confirm that 95% of sexual abuse is preventable through education, and it is what P.A.X.A is fighting to deliver to parents. Every day, P.A.X.A. is inquiring more and more messages from parents asking for guidance and how they can help, making this a collective mission for all parents.
Through education, P.A.X.A. knows that parents will be empowered to learn and take the necessary action to best protect their children. For this reason, P.A.X.A has developed various programs that make child protection and safety possible. The latest program, P.A.X.A. Pointers Curriculum, is a resource guide dedicated for parents and adults who want to keep children safe from predators. Various topics from babysitters to online safety are included, offering parents insights about how to prevent child sexual abuse in present-day circumstances. The curriculum can also be enhanced with virtual or in-person presentation options that can be of further help to individuals, parent groups, churches, and congregations.
We encourage parents to stay informed by ordering our curriculum on our website: www.paxa.online