The mission of the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide (ICPYAS) is clear – to prevent youth abuse and save lives.
ICPYAS’ focus has always been on preventing abuse and suicide through evidence-based curriculum that educates and empowers both youth and adults alike. Through its core programs in child sexual abuse prevention, child and teen safety, and suicide prevention – ICPYAS served more than 42,000 children and youth in the 2020-2021 school year. Thus far in the 2021-2022 school year, the organization has served nearly 22,000 children and youth in Hamilton County alone. Additionally, ICPYAS trains, on average, 300 adults per year with comprehensive sexual abuse and suicide prevention curriculum.
Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding
- 2021: Program support for the Circles of Safety youth and adult education program
- 2020: Program support for body safety programming for children and child sexual abuse and suicide prevention training to adults