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End Child Abuse Long Beach teaches four areas of Child Abuse Prevention:

Classroom teaching of child abuse prevention in Long Beach Schools

About

End Child Abuse Long Beach is a non-profit 501(c)3, all-volunteer organization founded in 1979 to educate 4th and 5th grade students about child abuse per the California State Law.

Serving the Long Beach Community, End Child Abuse Long Beach continues to teach child abuse prevention to the fourth and fifth grade students in the Long Beach Unified School District.
For the 2011/2012 year, End Child Abuse Long Beach Volunteer Presenters taught 67 classes at 11 schools - 1,900 students.

Curriculum:

Child abuse continues to be a problem in Long Beach

In all areas of Long Beach:
refer to the statistics.

Child abuse is one of the leading causes of death among children 15 years old and younger. Refer to the CDC for national statistics. For child abuse survivors, the ordeal of abuse and resulting psychological and emotional scars linger a lifetime.

Many studies into the causes of violent behavior in adolescents and adults have revealed that abusers are most often victims of child abuse.

Mission

The mission of the End Child Abuse Long Beach (EndChildAbuseLB.org) is to empower 4th and 5th grade students on how to Break the Silence on sexual abuse and Break the Cycle of physical abuse by providing a child abuse prevention Program per the California State Law and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Goals:

  1. Heighten student awareness and understanding of child abuse forms.
  2. Empower students to recognize child abuse, and obtain help when necessary.
  3. Inform students on non-physical methods of discipline.
Motto:
An abused child makes for a poor student

To schedule your school for our presentations

Contact Paul Sharpe at (562) 685-1858, paul@EndChildAbuseLB.org.

To volunteer

Our presenters teach about twice a month - two 1-hour sessions.  Click here or call Paul Sharpe at (562) 685-1858, paul@EndChildAbuseLB.org.

Presenter receives Child Protection Award

One of our presenters receives award

End Abuse Long Beach presents the Child Protection Award to our presenter Paul Sharpe - 12/13/07.  Our President, Diane Prior, delivers the introduction.

For more information

about End Child Abuse Long Beach, please contact Paul Sharpe: paul@EndChildAbuseLB.org.

Info about us
Do parents need notification?

Do Parents Need Notification?

We are often asked if parents need to be notified before our program can be presented to their children. Per the following statutes and guidlines, our Program fulfills requirements on child abuse:

California Health Education Content Standards
As adopted by the California State Board of Education in 2008, child abuse is part of the standard curriculum:
Federal: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Student training on Recognizing Sexual Abuse:
California State Advocacy
for Child Abuse Prevention

The End Child Abuse Program addresses all three guidelines.