those who serve them
Abuse Prevention Systems provides a complete Child Safety System designed to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse.
Protecting children and those who serve them
Abuse Prevention Systems provides a Complete Child Safety System designed to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse.
What is Abuse Prevention Systems?
Abuse Prevention Systems was founded by legal professionals and sexual abuse experts, Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris. Through their litigation practice representing victims of child sexual abuse, they recognized a vital need to equip child-serving organizations to better protect children from sexual abuse.
The risk is real, and it's preventable. Prevention starts with awareness.
Why Choose Abuse Prevention Systems?
With over 60 years combined experience in sexual abuse litigation, consultation and crisis management, Love & Norris understand the risk of sexual abuse and how it unfolds in child-serving organizations. They recognized patterns in predatory behavior, known as the abuser’s grooming process, which is predictable and therefore preventable.
Abuse Prevention System's complete Child Safety System provides comprehensive sexual abuse prevention.
Offers Solutions For Your Program Needs
Every program providing services to children or youth wants to provide a safe, inviting environment where learning and enrichment can occur. When an effective Safety System is put in place, staff members and volunteers can focus on their core purpose, knowing precautions have been taken to prevent abuse and protect children in their care.
Our extensive experience providing training and resources to child-serving organizations shapes our industry-specific Safety System elements.
Sadly, there’s no shortage of media reports about teachers and other school staff members getting arrested for sexually abusing one or more children. These disturbing reports alarm parents, students and all who are concerned about school safety.
Abuse Prevention Systems provides schools with state-of-the-art tools and trainings, enabling schools to stay abreast of evolving state reporting, training and screening requirements.
Young athletes are taught to trust the coach, an adult in a position of authority. The right coach can have an incredibly positive impact on a child’s life—teaching and modeling sportsmanship, competition and teamwork. The wrong coach can cause serious damage.
Unfortunately, a growing number of sexual predators are gaining access to children through youth sports.
Foster care and adoption programs provide services to a particularly vulnerable group of children who we cannot allow to slip through the cracks. Children receiving services through foster or adoption programs are at higher risk for sexual abuse, and many have already experienced the devastating impact of abuse or neglect.
Abuse Prevention Systems provides unique resources for foster care and adoption programs.
Parents rely upon children’s programming to educate their children and enrich their lives. Regardless of the program chosen, parents want to know that their child will be safe with caregivers.
The reality is, the risk of sexual abuse is ensnaring children in rising numbers, and many adults entrusted with protecting children simply don’t have the facts about sexual abuse or sexual abusers. Abuse Prevention Systems provides unique resources for children’s programs.
The sexual abuse experts and attorneys at Abuse Prevention Systems have been training risk managers and insurance professionals for decades.
Agent/Underwriter Training provides comprehensive, four-hour training broken into three online Segments:
Segment 1: Understanding Sexual Abuse Risk
Segment 2: Identifying an Effective Safety System
Segment 3: Evaluating a Client’s Preparedness for Sexual Abuse Risk
Services We Provide
We offer comprehensive resources and training to protect children from sexual abuse in your organization.
The Complete Child Safety System
Our 5-Part Safety System is a comprehensive framework for sexual abuse prevention.
Live and Online Trainings
Bring high quality, high impact training to your team, wherever you are.
Criminal Background Checks
We take the mystery out of background checks and help you maximize results.
Child Safety Assessment
Take a free assessment on your organization's child safety initiatives to learn which resources are right for you.
Tailored Policies & Procedures
Let us help you create and implement effective policies and procedures.
Members have access to legal consultation from attorneys who are sexual abuse experts.
Risk Management Training
Comprehensive online training for insurance professionals and risk managers.
An Effective Child Safety System Requires All Five Parts
What people are saying about us
Abuse Prevention Systems works with clients in a wide variety of child-serving industries utilizing tools and resources designed to better protect children.
Abuse Prevention Systems provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive sexual abuse prevention training available in the field today, offering comprehensive risk management programs which incorporate current research on child sexual abuse prevention practices.
Wayne D. Duehn, Ph.D., ACSW, LMSW-AP
Professor of Social Work
The services provided by Abuse Prevention Systems have helped Lena Pope Home further develop our risk management programs to protect children from abuse. They have also educated our staff as to the importance of our diligence as well as legal requirements related to their behavior with children and their responsibility to observe others with children.
Executive Director, Lena Pope Home
Abuse Prevention Systems provides convenient, easy-to-use, online resources proven to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse in children’s programs. We recommend this turn-key safety system to all of our organizations that serve children.