Protect Your Child

Gain practical knowledge, review 10 steps you need to take, and learn how you can help prevent child sexual abuse.

Stand to Protect

If you believe every child deserves to feel safe and be free from sexual abuse, stand to protect children in our community.

Act With Compassion

How do you show support when a child discloses abuse? Where do you go to report child sexual abuse? We have the answers.

Stand to Protect Today

You can’t outwardly “see” a sexual abuser, and neither can your child. Yet there are signs in the typical behaviors of abusers. You can become wiser, prevent risk through mindful supervision and stand to protect children. 

Why Should You Care?

Abusers are most often known and sometimes even trusted by the child or family, making it difficult to see the abusive situation. Don’t let their behavior get past you.

When you learn in the news that a child was sexually abused, you may feel sad and helpless. You may fear for your own child’s safety, or dangerously believe your child is safer than others.

In reality, every child is at risk, which is why each and every adult must learn to protect.

Donate to Our Cause Today

Make an impact to eliminate sexual abuse in Fargo-Moorhead and Cass and Clay counties. Your gift funds free community education.

Find Training Events Near You

Get educated. Use our list of training events and find a free Stand to Protect positive and powerful training at a time convenient for you.

Based at Dakota Medical Foundation
4141 28th Avenue South Fargo, ND 58104  |  (701) 271-0263

About Stand to Protect

We focus on adult education surrounding child sexual abuse prevention in Cass and Clay counties.

Perpetrators of child sexual abuse use profound manipulation to enforce secrecy, often overpowering abilities a child might have to disclose. We help adults see common abuser behaviors and learn 10 protection steps that empower kids, bring greater safety and lower risk. We teach through powerful and positive one-hour sessions at youth organizations, businesses, churches, schools, PTAs, service clubs or community settings.

This content is based upon evidence in research literature and shaped by collective experiences of Red River Children’s Advocacy Center, Cass and Clay County Social Services, Prevent Child Abuse ND, and Sanford Center for Biobehavioral Research. Leadership for the collaborative work of Stand to Protect is provided by Dakota Medical Foundation. 

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