Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

BWB’s Child Sexual Abuse program was established in 2013 to shift attitudes and behaviors that enable sexual violence against minors in African-American and Black immigrant communities in New York City. The program provides a framework for addressing child sexual abuse prevention and intervention at the micro- and macro-level contexts of individual, relational, communal, and societal as sexual abuse occurs at home, at school, at church, the streets and elsewhere in communities.

The program and its tools have been designed to counteract the silence and secrecy surrounding sexuality that compounds children’s’ initial vulnerability to predators in their midst.

The program and its tools will empower Black caretakers to be proactive in preventing sexual abuse before it starts or to spot the signs of sexual abuse in the event that it begins.