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Allies in Prevention 

Allies are champions in child protection making NOVA safer for kids.

Who can be an Ally?

Adults working with kids


Anyone wanting to make NOVA safer for kids

Allies in Prevention are individuals that want to be champions in child protection. The goal of the coalition is to bring the public together around the issue. Allies sign up to learn about child abuse prevention and complete basic, completely digital, training (D2L, intro to ACES etc.). Allies gain access to forward-facing webinars, paired with relevant resources, and a community of colleagues committed to making NOVA safer for kids.

Who should be an Ally?

  • Child-serving professionals (Teachers, child welfare professionals, social workers, CASAs (IAP could count as in-service training?), Family Program facilitators, soccer coaches, therapists…)
  • Public (Anyone looking to learn more about child abuse prevention, donors, parents, survivors, etc.)

Why be an Ally?

  • To learn how to prevent and respond to child abuse/neglect
  • To signal your intention (important if you run a soccer clinic, if you’re a senior leader, if you’re a survivor, etc.)
  • To be part of a community and meet new people that share your priorities
  • To be eligible to participate in Institutional Abuse Prevention programs

Ally perks

  • Monthly Allies newsletter with featured opportunities and resources tailored for the network
  • Monthly trainings/webinars hosted by SCAN or SCAN speakers
    • Topics can include: Intro to different SCAN programs, topics that are relevant to our space but don’t fit nicely in a particular SCAN program (online safety, trafficking, medical abuse, peer on peer abuse, etc.)
  • Invite to Allies events—annual celebration in April, events throughout the year (post-COVID)
  • Access to a likeminded community sharing resources, opportunities, etc. in child protection

The Allies in Prevention Coalition does NOT

  • Provide training for organizations
  • Provide any training that is assessed/evaluated or gives participants a certificate from SCAN
  • Provide members with a “seal” or “badge” that classifies them as a trusted individual
  • Provide 1:1 meetings or trainings with program directors