Why choose Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe?
Childhelp’s Speak Up Be Safe program is the only evidence-based comprehensive child abuse prevention education curriculum that covers various types of abuse, with age-appropriate lessons for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. It is used with confidence by schools, districts, advocacy centers, faith-based organizations, and other groups throughout the United States and over a dozen other nations.
Child abuse prevention education saves precious lives and valuable resources. The financial costs associated with victims of child abuse are substantial. The estimated economic burden of child maltreatment in the United States, based on 2015 substantiated incident cases (482,000 nonfatal and 1670 fatal victims), was $428 billion. This represents lifetime costs of nearly a million dollars per child abuse victim.1
1.The economic burden of child maltreatment in the United States and implications for prevention. Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal. Vol 36, issue 2, Feb 2012, pp. 156-165. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.