Know and Avoid Unsafe Situations
Be Assertive and Take Action to Stay Safe
Tell an Adult You Trust
It is Never Your Fault if Someone Hurts You
Our mission is to promote mental health and prevent abuse by
empowering children, parents, and teachers with assertiveness skills, emotional control, empathy, resilience, and the ability to resolve conflict non-violently.
Children and adolescents continue to be confronted with a variety of challenges. Grief, fear, uncertainty, social isolation, and parental fatigue have negatively affected the mental health of children. Youth in our community are currently facing emotions that are beyond their understanding – depression, trauma, loss of family members, suicidal thoughts, and much more.
This year, we comprehensively revised our flagship safety-education program, Stand Strong • Stay Safe. This update enhanced our program’s cultural sensitivity, trauma awareness, and feasibility, resulting in a more impactful and profound learning experience for children and, in turn, enabling educators and parents to help them
1. Know and avoid unsafe situations.
2. Be assertive and do something to get out of unsafe situations.
3. Tell and keep telling different adults until they get the help they need.
4. Know it is not their fault if someone is hurting them.
Children & Teens
During the 2022-2023 school year, ChildBuilders made a substantial impact on 32,670 children and teens, 1,660 adults, 13 Independent School Districts, and 189 schools.
A School Counselor recently sent us the following emotional reflection on our programs: “The Stand Strong • Stay Safe program has made a resonating impact on our students by providing simple, helpful phrases and tips to keep themselves safe and get a trusted adult to help. Even years later, a family shared that they remembered the lesson I taught, and it helped them navigate a difficult situation with an outcry. When I had time to process, it was emotional to think of the awful things children have to endure, but I’m grateful kids remember strategies to prevent further harm from happening.”
$25 vs. $70K
Our work is funded by grants and individual donors like you. It costs $70,000 to treat a child subjected to trauma and abuse. It costs $25 to teach a child our prevention programs which help with children’s emotional wellbeing and social skills, allowing them to function well at home, in school and in their daily lives. By helping us reach our Fall Campaign goal of $25,000, together we can empower children with the resilience they need to live happy and healthy lives.