Join the Team
The many ways to help keep children safe.
it’s up to us
Just one incidence of child sexual abuse is too much. It’s up to us – each one of us – to end child sexual abuse. To do this, we need to work together – we must act as a Team. Because when…
We know how to talk about sexual health.
We understand how sexual abuse happens.
We report abuse and suspicious behavior.
That’s how we get to Zero
Share what you know
A movement is only a movement when friends, neighbors and co-workers know about it. Many citizens of northern Michigan are not aware that child sexual abuse is a problem here. Others have seen the headlines in the media about terrible incidents, but they don’t know they can make a difference. They can! Be brave. Let them know by sharing this page now.
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We are all novices when we join a team for the first time. Learning new skills requires ongoing attention and practice. You don’t need to be an expert in sexual abuse prevention to keep children safe—but a little coaching helps. The Team Zero e-newsletter provides quick tips for how to sharpen your skills and deepen your knowledge in order to achieve our shared vision of a safe community for all children in northern Michigan.
Take a Free Class
Team Zero offers a FREE, two-hour course in evidence-based prevention education for groups from all sectors of the community. Using the Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children curriculum, this short and effective course teaches adults how to utilize simple actions that can have far-reaching, positive effects for children.
Objectives of the course include:
- Learning the facts
- Minimizing opportunity
- Talking about it
- Recognizing the signs
- Reacting responsibly
Course participants receive a certificate of completion and specific professions are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs).
Team Zero has customized this course for schools, businesses, faith-based organizations, and citizens at large. We will accommodate your schedule with a date, time and location that’s best for you. All we need is commitment from you to host the course and enroll at least 10 adults. Team Zero will take care of the rest!
Get Team Gear
Everyone will know you’re on our team when they see you sporting Team Zero gear. Team Zero is a movement; a statement made by the people who live in northern Michigan that enough is enough, and that we’re doing what we need to in order to protect our children from abuse. Help get the word out! And if anyone asks about your Team Zero gear, tell them you’ve joined the Team and they can, too.
come to an event
Attending a Team Zero event is another great way to join the Team. Below, see the upcoming events planned by Team Zero and the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center. We’d love to see you! Meet other concerned and caring Team Zero supporters in the community. Active participation helps the movement—and the culture of protection and awareness—grow.