Prevention

Marie-Vincent Foundation plays a role in preventing sexual violence by working with children, teens, parents, professionals and the general public.


Why prevent sexual violence?

Young children are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence. We can prevent sexual violence against young children by teaching them simple, concrete concepts that are tailored to their stage of development.

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1 in 5 girls

1 in 10 boys

report having been sexually abused before the age of 18.

In Québec, 53% of sexual assault victims are under the age of 18. Among these, 13% are younger than 5 years old.


Tools for preventing sexual violence

Using books and games, children can learn to recognize and express their emotions, to identify the body parts that are private, and to recognize situations and acts that are unacceptable for them. They will also learn that girls and boys are equal and that they can achieve the same dreams.

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Who is the program for?

This sexual violence prevention program is aimed at preschool-aged children and the adults in their lives. It focuses on sex education and promoting egalitarian relationships, and it is tailored to the developmental level of young children.

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