Stewards of Children

Starting Conversations to Improve Teen Sexual Health Education

According to Youth Risk Behavior Survey, in 2015 41.7 percent of Indiana high school students reported having had sexual intercourse at least once in their lifetime. Furthermore, 31.7 percent reported being sexually active, meaning they had had sexual intercourse with at least one partner during the three-month period prior to taking the survey. Additionally, the …

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5 Steps to Protect Our Children

A couple of weeks ago, the VISTAs at MCCOY went through Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training.  I ate dinner with my boyfriend the night before, and was surprised to feel the nervous butterflies in my stomach when I talked with him and considered what this training might entail. “I wonder if it’s …

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and we hope that you can help us celebrate! The mission of the Early Intervention and Prevention Initiative (EIP) is to eliminate child abuse, child neglect, and juvenile delinquency in Marion County through comprehensive community efforts that coordinate, build capacity, and advocate for high-quality early intervention and prevention …

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Join MCCOY for a glass of wine in Fountain Square and learn how you can prevent child sexual abuse

47,000 Indianapolis children (1in 5) will be sexually abused before they reach 18 years old. That is enough kids to fill Victory Field 3 times. Or The Children’s Museum 9 times. Sadly, we have seen several national headlines about child sexual abuse these past few months. The bad news: many of these cases were preventable. …

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Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse

FACT: If child sexual abuse left physical scars instead of emotional ones, people would be horrified. Sexual abuse can negatively impact every part of a victim’s life. The real tragedy is that it robs children of their potential, setting into motion a chain of events and decisions that follow the victim throughout his or her …

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