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South Shore YMCA

South Shore YMCA

Safe Kids

Safe Kid

Our Commitment is to Child Safety

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and as a leading organization in Youth Development, the South Shore YMCA is committed to educating our community on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child abuse. At the Y, we are dedicated to providing a child-safe and child-centered environment, where all kids have safe spaces to explore their imagination, learn lifelong skills, and grow. All adults are responsible for keeping kids safe, and we must do our part by being engaged leaders in a call to action.

While the Y is committed to child safety year-round, each April we add a special emphasis on raising awareness in our communities in support of this national movement by offering a variety of resources and opportunities to promote child well-being and enhance child safety. The South Shore YMCA will participate in the Five Days of Action April 16th-20th designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect our children from child abuse. Please visit and join our community efforts to protect children from sexual abuse: Learn More, Step Up and Speak Out!

We invite you to explore the resources we have available on our Safe Kids website to understand this community challenge and your role in protecting all children.

Thank you,

Paul Gorman
President & CEO
South Shore YMCA 

Family Resources

SSYMCA Resources

Safe Kids Brochure
Child Protection Steps
100 Ways to Play
SSYMCA Code of Conduct & Child Protection Policy 

Community Resources
Darkness to Light |
Childrens Trust |
How to Develop Strong Communities
Making Healthy Connections With Your Family
Prevention Resource Guide
Military Families
Parenting Your School-Aged Child
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
Building Resilience in Children and Teens
Managing Stress
Keeping Your Family Strong
Tips for Teaching Boundaries

Partnering in Prevention

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