Our Commitment Is to Child Safety
We all have important roles to play in ensuring bright futures for the children in our lives and we invite you to join us in our commitment to strengthen communities. You can count on the South Shore YMCA to partner with you and your family in committing to keep all children safe through education, prevention and awareness.
Child Abuse Prevention and Response
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.
Child Abuse Prevention Month
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 participates in the Five Days of Action, designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to act to protect our children from child abuse. Please visit Five Days of Action and join our community efforts to protect children from sexual abuse: Learn More, Step Up and Speak Out!
We invite you to read the letter below from our President and CEO, Paul Gorman, about this initiative, and to explore the resources we have available on our Safe Kids website to understand this community challenge and your role in protecting all children.
- 30-Day Calendar of Ways To Promote Child Well Being During 2019 Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month
- Safe Kids Brochure
- Child Protection Steps
- 100 Ways to Play
- South Shore YMCA Code of Conduct & Child Protection Policy