“We have seen the progress that can be made when society commits to shining a bright light on a crime like domestic violence, and we are seeing the beginning of what can be accomplished if we continue shining that bright light on child abuse. As adults, we have a legal and moral obligation to stand up and speak out for children who are being abused. These children cannot speak for themselves.”

— Beau Biden

What We Believe

We believe, as Beau did, that no child should be threatened by a predator – either an adult or a peer – and that child abuse is preventable.

1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they are 18

We believe the best way to prevent child abuse is to educate adults and children.

6 in 10 victims never report their abuse

We believe the time is now to identify and train the next generation of child welfare professionals.

6,500 adults trained in Stewards of Children

We believe strengthening national child protection laws is an urgent, attainable goal.

16 partners in our Shield of Protection Initiative

Beau believed in our better angels. He knew the first lines of defense for a child who is bullied are that child’s peers. He knew every child was capable of courage, but that courage without confidence does not inspire action. We will work in schools to teach children skills, and to give them tools and procedures that result in the confidence to report, and stop, bullying.

22,700 children trained in our Internet safety program

Our Mission

We believe that child abuse can be prevented through effectively educating adults and children, developing the next generation of child welfare professionals and strengthening child protection laws around the country.