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Our Partners

We value diverse partnerships & are stronger together. Protect Our Children, is proud to be fiscally sponsored by Tides Center, a well-respected non-profit organization. To learn more about Tides and its commitment, transparency and accountability, please review Tides’ state-by-state disclosures


If you would like to make a charitable donation, click below. 

The Ford Family Foundation provides funding across Oregon and in Siskiyou County, California, for Protect Our Children.

Our Team

We are committed to finding and sharing resources and guidance that propel us toward a world free of child sexual abuse. Our team brings innovation, experience, and resources rooted in the vision of a world in which adults form prevention-oriented communities that protect the child’s right to a healthy childhood.

Protect Our Children Project Director




(541) 246-4325

Our Story

We are fostering a community-level norms change, including opening new conversations that counter the long-standing culture of silence.

Mobilize communities to prevent child sexual abuse.

Our Mission:

Established in 2015, Protect Our Children was born from The Ford Family Foundation's unwavering commitment to end child sexual abuse. As a community-based training program, we strive to raise awareness and foster a proactive approach to prevention through education. With a driven statewide coordinator at the helm and 17 committed partner organizations on the ground, we have made substantial progress in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. By uniting a powerful network of individuals and organizations, we are working towards a future filled with brighter prospects for our children.

The Beginning


-That child abuse can be prevented.

-We all have a role in preventing child abuse.


-That child sexual abuse can be reduced. 

-That survivors can heal.

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The report summarizes the impact of Protect Our Children's first 7 years, showing individual and systems-level changes in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County's efforts to end child sexual abuse. Key findings are based on over 10,000 pre and post surveys, 425 selected participants compared to 457 randomly selected Oregonians, focus groups, and partner site representative surveys from 2015-2022.

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January 31, 2023

The findings of Protect Our Children's 7-year evaluation show impacts beyond individuals, including changes in participating organizations, communities, and collective action. Practical changes include building renovations, new trainings and protective cameras, as well as reductions in the culture of silence and shame around child sexual abuse. The report highlights the establishment of a child sexual abuse prevention network in rural Oregon, consisting of co-learning, experts, and diverse organizations working together, leading to a sense of community healing.

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October 24, 2022

The first rural-focused evaluation of child sexual abuse prevention programs in the state, measuring individual and systems-level impact and showing the importance of a coordinated statewide learning network for successful and sustainable initiatives.

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January 31, 2023

Este informe resume el impacto de los primeros 7 años de Protect Our Children como un programa de The Ford Family Foundation, incluyendo cambios a nivel individual y en el sistema de las zonas rurales de Oregon y del Condado de Siskiyou en su lucha contra el abuso sexual infantil.

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January 31, 2023

Our Work

Stay informed with the newest findings from Protect Our Children's research efforts. Discover the cutting-edge insights and analysis from our team's extensive work in the field of child protection. Visit CPAN to dive more into research that keeps kids safe!

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