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Classroom teaching of child abuse prevention in Long Beach Schools
End Child Abuse Long Beach teaches four areas of child abuse prevention:
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Emotional
  • Neglect

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 - to:

  • empower them to recognize child abuse
  • encourage them to obtain help
  • teach alternatives to physical punishment

Child abuse continues to be a problem in Long Beach - 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.

The mission of the End Child Abuse Long Beach ( 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).
  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.
An abused child makes for a poor student

To schedule your school for our presentations, please contact Paul Sharpe at (562) 685-1858,

To volunteer for End Child Abuse Long Beach, our presenters teach about twice a month - two 1-hour sessions.  Click here or call Paul Sharpe at (562) 685-1858,

End Child Abuse Long Beach presenter Paul Sharpe is awarded the End Abuse Long Beach "Child Protection Award" 12/13/07.  Our President, Diane Prior, delivers the introduction.  Click for award video.

For more information about End Child Abuse Long Beach, please contact Paul Sharpe:

Click for our Program Flyer.

Click for our Volunteer Flyer.

Click for our IRS Letter of Tax Exempt Status

Click for our Articles of Organization

Previously: "South Bay Coalition For Alternatives to Domestic Violence" and "Long Beach ALIVE"