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1. Be the child’s voice.

2. The right time to teach kids about abuse is any time.

3. Don’t give body parts nicknames. Teach the proper names for body parts. Nicknames can create confusion.

4. Dresser drawers stay closed. Bedroom doors stay open.

5. Trust your “gut” feeling – your instincts are telling you something.

6. Children have the right to say NO to receiving unwanted touch — by anyone.

7. Allow children to decide who they want to show affection to – hugs are not mandatory.

8. Teach kids that healthy relationships have surprises, not secrets.

9. Respect boundaries — high fives, not hugs.

10. Two adults to one child, in all youth-serving settings.

There’s much more to learn. Get trained to join a growing group of CSA Stoppers in Bucks County and learn what you can do to protect all children in your life.

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Wednesday, April 15th 2:00pm-4:00pm

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Thursday, April 16th 7:00pm-9:00pm

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Souderton Brethren in Christ Church (In Person)

Tuesday, June 9th 6:30pm-8:30pm

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CSA Stoppers in Bucks County

NOVA is part of an initiative to train 5% of Bucks County adults in CSA awareness and prevention.

We’re on our way — help us keep going!

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About NOVA and the CSA Prevention Program

Since 1974, Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) has served as Bucks County’s center for victim services, crisis support, community education, and prevention programs. NOVA is dedicated to reducing the incidence of crime through prevention education programs for Bucks County schools, community groups and professionals.

NOVA has joined forces with Penn State University, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Deliquency, and other local organizations for the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative, designed to reduce the rates of child sexual abuse through evidence-based programs.

The goal: train 5% of adults in Bucks County by 2021.

The two-hour training, entitled Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children, is available to all Bucks County adults at no charge. Attend one of our scheduled trainings at a location convenient to you, or contact us to bring the training to your workplace, school, organization, or place of worship.

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Penny Ettinger, NOVA’s Executive Director, and Grace Wheeler, County Coordinator for the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative, spoke about CSA prevention on NBC10 @ Issues.


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This project was supported by PCCD Subgrant # 2017-ES-IA-27956, awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). The opinions, findings and conclusions expressed within this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of PCCD.