develop 3 habits in child abuse prevention
- We KNOW when we understand the common practices of those who harm and the best practices to stop them.
- We SEE when we can recognize the warning signs or behaviors that signal abuse or risk for abuse.
- We RESPOND when we take action in response to behaviors we recognize as being inappropriate or questionable
As we put these habits into practice at our YMCAs, they remind us of our responsibility to safety and what we can do as individuals to protect children from abuse. We're challenging you to be an upstander by speaking up when you see something wrong.
Child Safety Resources
If you have serious questions or concerns about any YMCA youth programs, contact the program supervisor or call our confidential hotline at 919-719-9690.
You may also contact our Directors of Child Safety.
Wake County and Johnston County Contact
LeQuandra Ballen, Director of Child Safety
Orange County, Durham County, Chatham County and Lee County Contact
Meredith Stewart, Director of Child Safety
Become an Advocate
The YMCA of the Triangle is committed to protecting children, and proudly partners with Darkness to Light (D2L), a nonprofit that empowers adults to help prevent child sexual abuse. Through the D2L Stewards of Children training, adults learn tools to prevent, recognize and react responsibilty to child sexual abuse.