For Parents/Caregivers

Have You Had The Safety Talk?

 

3 steps to help with the decision to get your child their first phone.

Respond To The Call

 

5 steps to evaluate your family’s digital choices.

Tools

These tools have been developed by iRespect&Protect staff to help you and your family talk about anxiety, cyberbullying, depression, online cruelty, sexting, sextortion, and teen suicide.

Interactive Tools
Parenting Tools

Resources

Links to local and national organizations.

If this is an emergency, call 911.

These resource links represent a compilation of resources identified by iRespect&Protect staff.  It is not intended to be comprehensive and iRespect&Protect does not specifically endorse or make any representations regarding any of the resources.

Crisis Support
  • How To Report Child Abuse – Oregon Child Abuse Hotline
    If you have reasonable suspicion that a child is being abused, call the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline at 1.855.503.SAFE (7233) and make a report to the Oregon Department of Human Services. Please be prepared to provide identifying information and, if known, the whereabouts of the child.
  • Marion County Youth & Family Services
    Services for 0-17 years old. Crisis screenings are at no cost. Trauma-informed, culturally responsive.
    503.576.HOPE (4673)
  • Marion & Polk Co. Northwest Human Services Crisis Line
    24/7 crisis intervention, emergency food/shelter, trauma counseling and more.
    503.581.5535
  • MidWillamette Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition
    mvsuicideprevention.com
  • Oregon YouthLine
    24/7 Oregon youth hotline for “any problem, big or small”
    1.877.968.8491
    TXT: “teen2teen” to 839863
  • Polk County Behavioral Health Crisis Line
    24/7 hotline for suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Will talk to caller and connect them to local help.
    503.623.9289 (Weekdays 8 AM – 5 PM)
    503.581.5535 (Weekends/Outside of Regular Business Hours)
Cyberbullying, Online Harm, Sexting, & Sextortion Resources
  • Child Safety Pledge
    Join a national groundswell of parents and caregivers taking a stand to keep children safe. Take the Pledge to Protect and view their resource center of safety information and best practices so that you are equipped at every point along your parenting journey.
  • Common Sense Media
    Common Sense rates movies, TV shows, books, and more so parents/caregivers can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. Includes resources on sexting and more.
  • CyberTipline
    Make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, and child sex trafficking. Submit report at:
    1.800.THE.LOST (843.5678)
  • Parents for Prevention
    Information, support, and resources to raise a generation free of sexual violence, bullying, and more. Organized by age from infant to post-high school.
  • Protect Young Eyes
    Protect Young Eyes explains digital trends, social media, & parental controls. We teach internet safety via webinars, our app, & live talks. *Religiously affiliated, though do not need to be to access resources.
  • Removing An Inappropriate Photo From The Internet/Social Media
    Instructions on how to report/remove an inappropriate image of your/your child on Facebook, Google, Youtube, Imgur, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, Discord, Kik, and more.
  • Safer, Smarter Families
    A family plan customizer that has resources for all ages and for many different family dynamic scenarios. It includes videos and pdfs.
  • Sexting, Sending Nudes, And Digital Life (via Thorn)
    Be your kid’s safety net with conversation starters, guides, and dialogues.
Local Parenting Resources
  • 211 Info
    Find parenting resources in your zip code: parenting class/programs, relief nurseries, teen resources, TANF, custody and child support, and more.
  • Family Building Blocks
    Parenting resources including relief nursery, healthy families, or early head start. Parenting classes and trainings available, as well as other opportunities like playgroups, family nights, and more.
  • Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub
    Find family and health resources resources for your child’s physical and mental health, early learning and development, and family services. Classes and events are available to view and register for on their Events Calendar.
Mental Health Resources
  • Catholic Community Services
    Counseling services for children, youth, and adults from a variety of settings including those living with foster parents, relatives, and single parents. Covered by OHP.
  • Find A Therapist
    Search for a therapist by location and what you are looking for help with (parenting help, relationships with children, spousal support, etc.). Read profiles and email a therapist with one click.
  • Liberty House Hope & Wellness Services
    Trauma-informed counseling for children and families facing concerns of child abuse, neglect, trauma, or grief. Individual family counseling, brief therapy, group therapy, and more.
    503.689.1006

Trainings

Liberty House facilitates iRespect&Protect and provides child abuse prevention trainings in English and Spanish to empower adults and help communities keep children safe.

View our monthly training calendar!

Click on a date on the calendar to register for a FREE community training or contact us if you would like to schedule a private training!

Stewards of Children

Learn the five steps to keeping children safe from child sexual abuse: 1) Learn the Facts; 2) Minimize Opportunity; 3) Talk About It; 4) Recognize the Signs; 5) React Responsibly.

Bystanders Protecting Children

An introduction to how bystanders play an important role in protecting children from boundary violations and sexual abuse. Learn new skills for intervening when someone has crossed a safe boundary with a child.

Healthy Touch for Children & Youth

Learn about safe and respectful interactions with children and how to recognize concerning behaviors. Learn about healthy sexual development and identify normal health touching behaviors from potential unhealthy behaviors.

Let’s Talk

Using a combination of video and practice, identify your family values around sex and learn how to talk about it with your children. Practice conversations so you can feel confident talking about difficult topics with your children.

Cell Phones and Children, Best Practices

Learn the connections between cell phone use and mental health. Explore our best practices and actionable tools you can implement with your family to stay safe and have healthy relationships with cell phones and devices.

Mandatory Reporter Review

Review how to recognize, react to, and report child abuse. This training is intended for Mandatory Reporters and it’s presented in collaboration with ODHS Child Welfare.