Step Up: Protect Kids from Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is a serious problem in Vermont. Most often committed by those we know and trust. It’s up to us to end it. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Learn what you can do to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.


  • Educate Yourself

    Learn the facts (e.g., who abuses children, how it happens, what to look for).

  • Plan for Safety

    Create and implement a plan to help keep your children safe.

  • Talk About It

    Get tips for talking openly with your children and with other adults.



  • Find Resources

    Get connected to community, regional, and statewide resources.