Last month, the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County filmed Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri in a PSA about the Five Days of Action.
During June and all year long, the Y encourages adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making our community a safer place for children. By encouraging adults to step up and speak out, we can bring awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse in our communities and foster conversations around how we can all work together to prevent it from happening.
Please watch the PSA of the Five Days Action above with Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Guiltierri on seeing what know what to look for, the warning signs and how to respond to prevent it.
When adults know how abuse happens, see the warning signs, and respond quickly to prevent abuse, they foster a culture of child abuse prevention. Together, we can bring awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse in our communities and have important conversations around how we can all work together to prevent it from happening.
As you know, at the Y, child protection is our number one priority. Our goal is to help educate parents and children on how to be safe from child abuse in any environment with the skills they learn at our Y. Our staff and volunteers are trained on comprehensive and innovative practices around child safety to ensure your children are safe in our care. The trust that you, as parents and guardians, place in us to care for your children is important to us and we do not take that trust for granted.
Watch PSA and learn more about the YMCA of the Suncoast’s commitment to child abuse prevention and to access to additional resources.