Protect Our Children

Be a champion for kids — learn how to protect children from sexual abuse

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Parents aren’t the only ones responsible for preventing child sexual abuse. Athletic coaches, teachers, clergy, school personnel, healthcare workers and others are required by law to report child sexual abuse.

Organizations that train their staff and volunteers to prevent child sexual abuse create healthy environments that protect kids by:

  • Teaching staff and volunteers to recognize the signs of child sexual abuse.
  • Helping staff and volunteers learn how to eliminate opportunities for child sexual abuse—one of the most effective ways to prevent it.
  • Increasing the likelihood that parents will commit their children to your programs.

More than 17,000 people in Oregon and California have taken the pledge to protect children in their communities. Get trained and be a champion for kids. 

Sign up today: Free or minimal-cost trainings. Find your county below to connect with the organization administering trainings in your area. (List updated December 2018)

ABC House - Albany, Oregon
Trainings for Linn and Benton counties
Phone: (541) 926-2203
Email: educator@abchouse.org 

Bay Area Hospital/Kids' HOPE Center - Coos Bay, Oregon 
Trainings for Coos County and connection to trainings in Curry County
Phone: (541) 266-8806
Email: sarah.bright@bayareahospital.org

Building Healthy Families - Enterprise, Oregon
Trainings for Wallowa, Baker and Malheur counties 
Phone: (541) 426-9411.
Email: mdalton@oregonbhf.org

Central Douglas County YMCA - Roseburg, Oregon
Trainings for Douglas County 
Phone: (541) 440-9622
Email: d2l@ymcaofdouglascounty.org

Children's Advocacy Center of Jackson County - Medford, Oregon
Trainings for Jackson County and connection to trainings in Josephine County 
Phone: (541) 734-5437
Email: protectourchildren@gmail.com

Children's Advocacy Center of Lincoln County - Newport, Oregon
Trainings for Lincoln County
Phone: (541) 574-0841
Email: prevention@lccac.com

Children's Center of Clackamas County - Oregon City, Oregon
Trainings for Clackamas County 
Phone: (503) 655-7725
Email: prevention@childrenscenter.cc

Juliette's House - McMinnville, Oregon
Trainings for Yamhill and Polk counties 
Phone: (503) 435-1550
Email: eli@julietteshouse.org

KIDS Center - Bend, Oregon
Trainings for Crook and Jefferson counties, and contact for trainings in Deschutes County
Phone: (541) 383-5958
Email: rvisser@kidscenter.org

Liberty House - Salem, Oregon
Trainings for Marion and Polk counties 
Phone: (503) 540-0288
Email: kkniffin@libertyhousecenter.org

The Next Door - Hood River, Oregon
Trainings for Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler counties 
Phone: (541) 296-8118
Email: lilanal@nextdoorinc.org

Siskiyou Family YMCA - Yreka, Calif.
Trainings for Siskiyou County, Calif.
Phone: (530) 842-9622
Email: noelle@siskiyou-ymca.org

Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery - Ontario, Oregon
Trainings for Malheur County
Phone: (541) 823-2526
Email:

Associate Partners

CASA for Children of Klamath County
Trainings for Klamath County. 
Phone: (541)  885-6017
Email: danat@klamathfallscasa.org

Family Relief Nursery - Cottage Grove, Oregon
Trainings for South Lane and North Douglas counties. 
Phone: (541) 942-4835
Email: crystaln@frncg.org

Restore Hope - Gresham, Oregon
Trainings for Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. 
Phone: (503) 667-1189
Email: pam@restoretheirhope.com


Why isn’t my county listed?

We can help. Contact Program Coordinator Mary Ratliff: 
(541) 430-4326

Trainings to prevent, recognize and react responsibly 

The Ford Family Foundation provides funding across Oregon and in Siskiyou County, Calif., for Protect Our Children, a program to prevent child sexual abuse. 

The program uses a nationally acclaimed training curriculum: Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children. The training is designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Organizations and individuals can receive the training at minimal or no cost.

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