Sign The Pledge


Take action to make environments and relationships safer from child sexual abuse.

Listen intently for test messages: clues a child gives that they need help.

Courageously call child protection experts for caring advice about questions and concerns.

Report suspected or known child sexual abuse right away.

Expect supervision and protection from others, including youth organizations in my community.

Share what I know with others so they, too, can protect innocence, health, and safety for children.

*Note: You will not receive junk mail, only a ONE TIME email with a link to print your Stand to Protect Certificate. This also helps us keep count of how many we’ve reached on this site. 

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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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