In the U.S. one in three girls and one in five boys will be sexually abused before age 18. Most abuse happens when children are between ages 7 and 13, and the average victim is 9-10 years old. Victims and their families are acquainted with the abuser in more than 90 percent of cases. (Source: Adventist Risk Management)
 
In addition, more than 12 million women and men are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner each year, and nearly three in 10 women and one in 10 men has been the victim of violence perpetrated by a partner.
(Source: National Domestic Violence Hotline)
 
The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes that abuse affects children, women, and men within the church and community. In response, departments at the North American Division and Adventist Risk Management created an 
end
itnow campaign you can launch in your church and community to help break the cycle of abuse. You can launch this campaign on end
itnow Sabbath, which is the last Sabbath in August, or on another Sabbath that works for your church.
 
By launching an 
end
itnow campaign, you can help raise awareness of this important issue in your church and community. You can also turn your church into a safe place for victims.  from NAD enditnow website

Go to the NAD enditnow website for information and resorces

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  • Check-in/Check-out Policy (Child and Youth)
  • Starting Your Child Protection Plan
  • Youth Supervision Guidelines
  • Keeping Children, Churches, and Schools Safe from Sex Offenders
  • Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
  • Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse  and Neglect

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