• Get Help Now

    Get Help Now

    Defend A Child even if that child is you. Reach out. You aren't alone. Read More
  • Protect Them

    Protect Them

    Awareness will make our communities safer. Primary Prevention can forge a social environment that is hostile to abuse. Read More
  • Defend A Child

    Defend A Child

    Sexual abuse is a significant risk for all children. Learn how to protect them then tell everyone. Read More
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Our First Step

Abuse Prevention Systems of Forth Worth, TX opened our eyes to realities of child sexual abuse and the challenge of education and prevention in our communities.

Our April 2012 workshop before Penn State's Blue/White game was open to all former athletes.
We provided FREE Online Training for four and a half years.

  • Facts and Misconceptions.
  • Characteristics of an Abuser.
  • Grooming Process.
  • Methods to Reduce Risk.
  • Impact on Children.
  • Responsibility to Report.


Act Locally

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Pay Attention. Get Involved.

Be Resilient.

You can affect how organizations, government entities, community leaders, educators, coaches, parents and caregivers address child sexual abuse, childhood trauma, and the subject of child protection & safety.  It will take patience and persistence.

Together, we will make the protection of children a priority in Centre County, PA and throughout the United States.

#DefendAChild was created to raise awareness
 and encourage the prevention of child sexual abuse in the United States.