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

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 online cruelty, cyberbullying, anxiety, depression, sexting, sextortion, and teen suicide.

Parenting Tools
Tools to Use With Your Family

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.

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.
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
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
  • 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.
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

As an extension of Liberty House, we offer an extensive list of trainings to help you keep your children safe.

Clicking the link will take you to our Trainings Page for available dates and more info.

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.

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.

Cell Phones and Children, Best Practices

Learn best practices for cell phones for your children and you. Tools and resources provided to help families: create boundaries, model healthy choices, apps to be aware of, creating your own family digital media contract, and more. -Spanish Available.

Mandatory Reporter Review

Learn how to recognize, react to, and report child abuse. This training is presented in collaboration with DHS Child Welfare. -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 commercially sexually exploited later in their lives.