Children are the #1 victims of all violent crime of any population group
children are reported missing every year
1 in 4-5 girls and
7-10 boys are
in the U.S.
90% of child sexual abuse is perpetrated by someone the family knows and trusts
It is a heartbreaking reality, but thankfully, my research also revealed that best practices for prevention cultivate resilience, empower confidence, and protect joy.
If we want to protect our children, we have to better protect all of our children. I started The Joyful Child Foundation because I wanted to give every parent and caring adult the information, training, and tools to better prevent childhood victimization and protect the joy of every child in their family and community.