Fact Sheets & Other Downloads

Please click on the title of any document below in order to view it. If you wish, you can also download the document so that you can print it or save it on your computer. All of these items are in portable document format (“PDF”) files.

Please be aware that the views and opinions expressed in these documents are not necessarily those of the TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center, East Carolina University, or anyone other than the organization that produced each document.

How to Report Suspected Child Abuse
This brief guide will give you information on how to report suspected child abuse in your county, and will give you some do’s and don’ts about how to respond to a child who tells you about abuse.

How to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse
This contains some simple ideas for how you can better protect kids in your family and community. It also gives contact information for your county’s elected representatives, and for several organizations that are working to stop child sexual abuse.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy Checklist (PDF)
Think about all the organizations to which you trust your children — schools, church groups, scout troops, sports leagues, etc. Do their child safety policies contain the twenty items on this checklist? Don’t be afraid to ask!

Child Sexual Abuse: Myth vs. Fact (PDF)
There are many misconceptions about the sexual abuse of children. This list may help you to separate the myths from the facts.

Child Abuse and Neglect (PDF)
This 39-page guide is a good overview of the problems associated with abuse and neglect, and how these problems can be addressed. It is from the Child Welfare Information Gateway at the federal Department of Health and Human Services. Click here for a Spanish language version: El Abuso y Negligencia des Menores (PDF).

Stewards of Children – Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
This 12-page guide will answer most questions about our training program that helps people to prevent, recognize, and respond to child sexual abuse. Please contact us to learn about how we can offer this free program for your school, church, or other organization. Or register to attend one of our public training sessions in Greenville.

“My Body is MINE!” A Read-With-Me & Coloring Book for Ages 3-6 (PDF)
This 20-page book gives kids and parents an easy way to learn how to protect against sexual abuse. If you want to make your children “hard targets” for sexual abusers, but you’re not quite sure how to start a conversation about this difficult subject, then this is the book for you!

Special Edition of NCDSS Practice Notes on Child Sexual Abuse (PDF)
In April 2015, the North Carolina Division of Social Services published this edition of Practice Notes in order to help child welfare professionals to better address sexual abuse.