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kNot Today Parent and Caregiver
Protection Guide

Education is the beginning of prevention and we believe it starts in the home. kNot Today’s Parent and Caregiver Protection Guide was created with the help of experts as an easy-to-use resource for talking with your child(ren). It is critical to have on-going, age appropriate conversations with your child(ren) about body and online safety and we hope this guide can jumpstart that practice.

KT parent guide
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Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse

This comprehensive guide from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network covers topics from defining child sexual abuse to next steps after a disclosure. Whether you’re looking to educate yourself on the topic or you need help navigating your child’s journey of disclosure, you can find detailed information organized by topic.

What Parents Need to Know about CSA
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Discussion Guides for Parents at Any Comfort Level

Thorn for Parents is a great resource for parents and caregivers looking to protect their child(ren) online. You can find interactive guides by topic, age of your child, and your comfort level in having difficult conversations. For example, you can search for “Device Access & Monitoring” for “kids ages 10-12” and indicate you feel “less comfortable” having this conversation.

Discussion Guides - Thorn for Parents
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Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

Available in Spanish. In Indiana, and most states in the US, adults are mandated reporters. This resource helps answer questions about how to report suspected abuse, what to do if you’re unsure what to do next, and the laws for mandated reporting in your state.

Reporting Child Sexual Abuse - Darkness to Light
RESOURCE: YOUTH

NetSmartzKids interactive activity

Developed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, this interactive site reinforces online safety for kids through games, activities and videos. This site is intended for kids of all ages, but is probably best suited for those under 13.

Interactive Activity
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A Guide to Online Safety for Teens

Checkout this guide for how to stay safe on social media and online. Learn about the potential dangers of sharing information digitally and how to spot red flags.

Teen guide to online safety
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For Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: “But Who Should I Tell?”

If you or your child/teen has experienced child sexual abuse, you probably have a lot of questions. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has put together a guide on how to talk about your experience and what happens next.

But who should I tell? For Survivors
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Love is Respect: Personal Safety

Even the most well-meaning relationships can uncover a hidden motive. It’s important to learn about personal safety at home, at school, and online to know how to set healthy boundaries and stay safe.

Love is respect
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The Other Pandemic: How a School Can Prevent and Protect Kids from Trafficking, Exploitation, and Sexual Abuse

kNot Today had the privilege of speaking to School Safety Specialists at an IDOE conference in May 2022. We have put together a comprehensive package for schools to easily implement prevention education programs to protect their students. If you’re an educator and would like more information on what we can offer (at no cost), please email partner@knottoday.org.

KT’s education slides
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How to Handle a Disclosure

As the number one mandated reporter in the US, teachers should be prepared on how to handle a disclosure of abuse. This one-pager also details red flags that may indicate a child is being sexually abused and includes how to report child abuse in Indiana.

How to Handle a Disclosure
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Getting to Know Indiana State Law and Indiana Department of Education Code

This simple one-pager outlines red flags to watch for in potential adult perpetrators, the law in Indiana as it pertains to prevention education in schools, and kNot Today’s role in pursuing prevention education for all Indiana students.

KT’s Getting to Know Indiana State Law and Indiana Department of Education Code
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7 Ways Teachers can Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Educators play an undeniably important role in the lives of children. We know at least one in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday so we encourage educators to do their part in prevention efforts. This quick read is a great start to equip yourself with prevention tools in the classroom.

7 ways teachers can prevent CSA
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National Resources

National Human Trafficking Hotline

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Child Sexual Abuse National Hotline

U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT)

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Indianapolis Resources

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Programs provide a continuum of care that allow participants to move back and forth between program settings throughout their treatment process. Our continuum utilizes a multi-phase treatment approach that can be provided in multiple settings, allowing us to provide comprehensive treatment in the least restrictive setting as determined by individual risk and need.

Family Works

Resources if you have a case with the Department of Child Service

Legacy House

Offers free or sliding scale services

Pathway International

Home-based family community services

Indiana Child Abuse Hotline

Pathway International offers multilingual services and human trafficking specific counselling