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Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Education for Children

Helping educators fulfill Georgia's prevention laws and protect against abuse. 


Georgia’s Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Technical Assistance Resource Guide (TARG- 2024 update) assists Georgia schools and youth serving organizations in identifying a sexual abuse and human trafficking prevention curriculum that meets the state’s education mandates as well as the needs of children, families, and educators. It also outlines how communities and schools can utilize sexual abuse prevention strategies and programs to improve the health and well-being of their youth population.


The TARG is a comprehensive guide that provides information on:

  • Prevention curriculum that meets Georgia’s law and health education standards
  • Best practices on prevention program implementation
  • The principles of prevention
  • ACEs, child sexual abuse, and human trafficking one-pagers
  • State and national resources in victim support and prevention










Prevention Programs at a Glance

 Through comparing factors such as costs, types of training, who delivers the curriculum and varying content between each program, schools can identify child sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking prevention curricula that serve their community's needs.


Program Name Grade Levels Lessons per Grade Virtual/In-person/ Hybrid Meets Erin’s Law (K-9)

Meets HT Law

Meets GA Health Education Standards

Culturally Competent/ Diverse

Cost Ranking of Approved Programs*
3Rs- Rights, Respect, Responsibility w/ GCAPP K-12 2-3 Hybrid

Free* Gold- All Grades
Childhelp: Speak Up Be Safe K-12 2 Hybrid $$ Gold- All Grades
Child Lures: Think First & Stay Safe K-5 5-7 In-person N/A -  $$ Silver- ES
Healthy Relationships Project K-8  6-10 In-person -  -  $$$ Bronze- ES, MS
iEmpathize: Empower Youth Program 9-12 6 Hybrid $ Silver- 9th
Gold- 10th-12th
Keeping Kids Safe K-8 2 Hybrid - - $ Bronze- ES & MS
Love 146: Not a Number 6-12 4-5 In-person $$* Bronze- MS
Silver- 9th
Gold- 10th-12th
MBF Child Safety Matters   (K-5) & Teen Safety Matters (6-12) K-12 2 Hybrid $$ Gold- All Grades
PROTECT K-12 2  Hybrid $ Silver- All Grades
Protect Yourself Rules K-11 3-7 Hybrid - Free Silver- ES
Bronze- MS, HS
Safer, Smarter Schools K-12 5-8 Hybrid - - $$ Silver- ES
Bronze- MS, HS
Second Step, Child Protection Unit K-5 6 In-person N/A - $* Silver- ES
Stay KidSafe! K-5 2-4 Hybrid N/A Free Silver- ES



Approval Ranking Categories

  • Gold- Exceeds all criteria for best practices and aligns with Georgia educational mandates and health standards
  • Silver- Meets all criteria GA educational mandates and health standards
  • Bronze- Mostly meets GA educational mandates and health standards











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