Enough Abuse Greater Bay Area is a collaborative project of 10 Greater Bay Area Counties. We are working together to implement the Enough Abuse child sexual abuse prevention campaign, which includes a widespread public awareness effort, as well as trainings of professionals and children and families in prevention and recognition of child sexual abuse.

The Enough Abuse Campaign model has been funded and evaluated by the Centers for Disease Control. It is comprehensive, evidence-based, and multidisciplinary and relies on carefully selected community-based trainers who train in 4 curricula.

Our activities currently include a soft media launch in April 2013 to coincide with Child Abuse Prevention month. We will begin training our community trainers in Fall 2013 and will be executing a more pervasive media campaign in January 2014.

Each of the 10 Child Abuse Prevention Councils that comprise the Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition are working in collaboration with the Center for Innovation and Resources to implement the Enough Abuse community training and public awareness campaign to prevent child sexual abuse. Partners Include:

  • 10 Child Abuse Prevention Councils from the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma
  • Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc.
  • Partners in Prevention
  • Enough Abuse Campaign

About the Enough Abuse Campaign

The Enough Abuse Campaign was started by the Massachusetts Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Partnership with initial funding from the Centers for Disease Control in the amount of $1.2 million for the first 5 years of program development (2002-2007). The Campaign has since been funded and supported by the Ms. Foundation.

The Campaign draws its methods from several public health prevention models, including the Spectrum of Prevention framework, which includes 6 prevention strategies: 1. Fostering Coalitions and Networks; 2. Strengthening the Knowledge and Skills of Individuals; 3. Promoting Community Education; 4. Educating Providers; 5. Changing Organizational Practices; and 6. Influencing Policies and Laws. The framework of the Campaign is designed to align with the Spectrum of Prevention strategies.

The Enough Abuse Campaign consists of 4 comprehensive currently available training curricula and numerous public outreach materials. Enough Abuse is also currently developing a Youth Serving Organizations training that will be available to the EAGBA trainers when complete. The 5 curricula are tailored to specific populations, such as parents, youth, and professionals. The curricula are identified as follows, please also see the included curricula overview for detailed descriptions.

#1: Enough Abuse: Strategies for Your Family and Community Strategies

#2: Understanding & Responding to the Sexual Behaviors of Children

#3: She did WHAT? He said WHAT? How to Respond to the Sexual Behaviors of Children

#4: "It's Not Just Jenna: A True Story of Child Sexual Abuse and Survival" and "Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: A Learning and
Discussion Guide"

#5: GateKeepers for Kids: ATraining for Youth Serving Organizations (COMING SOON)

View the ENOUGH ABUSE Greater Bay Area Video here

Child Abuse Prevention Links

Child Abuse Prevention Council

Child Abuse and Prevention Information

Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Blue Ribbon Campaign