OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to keeping children & teens safe from sexual abuse and helping survivors heal through:

     •  Education
     •  Prevention training
     •  Survivor support

CONTACT US

PAM CONGDON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Email Pam     503-667-1189

 

ERIC JONES, PRESIDENT

SURVIVOR SUPPORT DIRECTOR

Email Eric

 

P.O. Box 56, Fairview, OR  97024

 

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If we can help you with more information or with a situation you may be facing involving child sexual abuse, please call or email us.

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PREVENTION

Learn how to prevent,

recognize, and

react responsibly to

child sexual abuse

ATTEND A LOCAL WORKSHOP

Stewards of Children®

 

    PREVENTION TRAINING FEATURING:

•  a video with survivor stories

•  expert professional advice

•  a facilitator-led discussion on practical steps to keep children/teens safe

Why should I attend a workshop?

Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. In fact, 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.

This means that it's highly likely that someone you know or care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse.

 

The good news is you can stop it from happening.

How is this program different?

Stewards of Children® uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children.

You’ll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and

long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing.

 

You’ll meet experts who work with children and families, and confront abuse on a daily basis. Many of these survivors and experts are also parents themselves.

Stewards of Children®

is an invaluable resource for:

parents    day care centers    sports groups    after-school programs  

children’s clubs    schools     church groups 

Stewards of Children® is a program of Darkness to Light and our workshops are led by trained, authorized facilitators. For more information, please visit their website.

Attend one of

our monthly

workshops

Locations are to be determined. Email us for more information.
Cost is $20 per person and includes an interactive workbook.

 

Schedule a workshop for your organization

to learn how to protect the children in your care 

Contact Executive Director Pam Congdon

Email  •   503-667-1189

 

Stewards of Children videos

Ways to help prevent child sexual abuse

•   Learn to be alert and in tune with your child’s feelings and behavior in order to identify warning signs.


•   Encourage open communication with your child about body safety and healthy boundaries.


•   Over 80% of abuse occurs in one adult/one child situations. Minimize these risky situations.


•   Insist that all youth programs have policies that protect children from potential abuse. If they can’t show         you a written policy, don’t let your child participate in them.


•   Drop in unexpectedly when your child is with another adult, a babysitter or at a daycare facility.


•   Establish and supervise clear rules for your child’s computer use, including no private or closed door use.


•   Teach your child to ”listen to their inner warning radar.” If the situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.       This is the #1 most important thing for your child to learn!

Body safety rules

Teach your child these important body safety rules so they will feel empowered to say “no” to an inappropriate touch and to keeping secrets. It communicates to a potential predator that the child is off limits.

•   No one is allowed to touch or look at your private parts and you should not touch or look at anyone’s          private parts.


•   Your private parts are what is covered by a bathing suit  and are kept out of view. We don’t look at,               touch or play games with each other’s private parts.


•   No one is allowed to take pictures of your private parts or to show you these kinds of pictures.


•   When playing with friends, always play with clothes on.  


•   You are allowed to have privacy when bathing, dressing and using the toilet.


•   You have permission to say “NO” and run away if someone breaks any of your body safety rules.


•    "We don’t keep secrets in our family. If someone tells you to keep a secret, tell a trusted adult." Help            your child identify several trusted adults they can talk with if  they are uncomfortable at any time.

Ask questions

The following are questions to ask your child after a party, event or visit where you were not present.

Asking these questions will tell you if your child experienced anything that was inappropriate or concerning. Ask your child privately whether or not he/she had a good time.  

•   How did you spend your time?


•   What was your favorite part of the party, event or visit?


•   What was the least favorite part?


•   Did you feel safe?


•   Were you ever uncomfortable?


•   What would you change next time?

The misuse of trust

The ability to trust is something we count on in our life. It is a vital part of

our ability to function day-by-day in society. But our trust is something that can be manipulated by others, putting the children we love and care

about at risk for child sexual abuse (CSA).

 

Jeri Evans offers a stunning and powerful look at how CSA perpetrators may be hiding in plain sight right in front of you. Read or download her article here.