We teach adults through powerful and positive one-hour or longer sessions. Our trained volunteer presenters include clinicians, committed citizens, and survivors. We teach about abuser behaviors and 10 protection steps that empower kids, bring greater safety, and lower risk. 

We teach at youth organizations, businesses, churches, schools, PTAs, service clubs, or community settings. Adults learn about abuser behaviors, situations where children are vulnerable, and how to give kids words, body authority, and body safety skills. They’re prepared to listen for subtle cues children give when someone is making them uncomfortable, and gain steps to watchfully supervise kids and their relationships. Finally, we cover where to call with concerns or to report abuse.

Stand to Protect also guides organizations to shape safer environments through policies, supervision practices, and more. All training and other resources are FREE, through sponsorship of this program by Dakota Medical Foundation. Email your training request to standtoprotect@dakmed.org or call 701-271-0263.


We are pleased to train in small settings – a single department – and larger settings of entire organizations. 

Clara Barton-Longfellow PTA

This event is for parents, educators and the public. Request attendees be at least age 16 to attend.

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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