For Parents/Caregivers

Parents and Caregivers, a video to watch with your family. Local parents share their candid thoughts on social media and the Internet.

*Used with permission by family
*Video equipment donated by Satellite Gaming

A Problem We Can Solve Together

In our Area…
Percentage of youths who attempted suicide one or more times in the previous 12 months, in 2019:

10% of 8th graders,
7% of 11th graders,
*Oregon Public Health Division, Oregon Healthy Teens Survey

 

Steps We Can Take Today…

1. Evaluate your family habits by Responding to the Call .

2. Build self-worth in your teen or child with conversations – see Tools below.

3. Share the Movement by encouraging the conversation with friends and family.

Tools

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

  • Digital Media Contract
    Create a digital media contract for your family using our interactive contract creator.
  • Interactive Conversation Starters for Children – 
    Get your younger children talking with this interactive conversation starter tool. Use on a road trip, at the dinner table, or before bed.
  • Printable Conversation Starters for Children (PDF)
    An adaption of our interactive conversation starter, you can print these cards and cut them out! Use on a road trip, at the dinner table, or before bed. Available in Spanish.
  • Things I Wish My Parents Knew (about their teen, written by teens)
    Real statements. Powerful and moving. Available in Spanish.
  • How Protected is Your Child Quiz – 
    Take our 8-question quiz to find out what things you should be thinking about to protect your child from digital threats.
  • Talking to your Children and Having Them Talk to You 
    A resource from What They Don’t Teach Teens by Jonathan Cristall, ESQ. (Quill Driver Books, 2020). *Used with permission by the author. Thank you so much Jonathan.
  • Online Safety Resources, Apps and More (PDF)
    A list with over 30 resources for parenting in the digital age.
  • Prevention Resource List (PDF)
    Now you can be in the know with all the resources we use on a daily basis!

Resources

Links to local and national places and websites which are fighting the good fight.
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.

Local Parent Support
  • 211 Info
    Find parenting resources in your zip code: parenting class/programs, relief nurseries, teen resources, TANF, custody and child support, and more.
  • 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)
  • Oregon Community-Based Organizations
    Online resource page for Oregon community-based organizations. Find a wide range of resources to help, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cyberbullying, Sexting, Sextortion, Suicide & Self-Harm Resources
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Kids in the House – Youtube Video
    A video that promotes cyberbullying awareness for parents and caregivers. Their website has an extensive amount of content and resources for parenting through 0-18 and beyond.
    youtube.com (video)
  • Parents for Prevention
    Information, support, and resources to raise a generation free of sexual violence, bullying, and more. Organized by age from infant-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.
Mental Health Resources (For You and Your Kids)
  • 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 and 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
Local Crisis Resources for Your Children
  • Child Abuse Hotline
    If you suspect a child is being abused, report to a Child Welfare screener by contacting 1-855-503-SAFE (7233). Please be ready to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child if known.
  • 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 (M-F 8am-5pm)
    503.581.5535 (Weekends/After hours)

Trainings

Free trainings. Learn, grow, share.

Bystanders Protecting Children

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

Resilience (2016)

Watch, learn and discuss the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and how it can be linked to negative behavior and medical diseases through this 1-hour documentary. -Spanish Available.

iRespect&Protect Parent Night

Focusing on fostering self-worth, promoting positive online choices and building safe relationships while they navigate the digital world with their children. -Spanish Available.

Healthy Touch for Children & Youth

Learn about safe and respectful interaction with children and how to recognize concerning behaviors. Learn about healthy sexual development to identify normal health touching behavior from potential unhealthy behavior. -Spanish Available.

Let’s Talk!

Using a combination of video and practice, learn to identify your family values around sex and how to talk about it with your children. Participate in facilitated practice conversations about hard and personal topics so you can feel confident talking with your children. -Spanish Available.

Stewards of Children

Learn five steps to keeping children safe from Child Sexual Abuse: Learn the Facts, Minimize Opportunity, Talk About It, Recognize the Signs, React Responsibly. -Spanish Available.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation

An introduction to a complex problem emphasizing that children who are sexually abused have a significantly higher risk of being commercial sexually exploited later in their lives. -Spanish Available.