Long Beach ALIVE

(South Bay Coalition For Alternatives to Domestic Violence)

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Classroom teaching of child abuse prevention in Long Beach Schools

Long Beach ALIVE teaches four areas
of child abuse prevention:
Physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect.

Long Beach ALIVE is a non-profit 501(c)3, all-volunteer organization founded in 1979 to educate 4th and 5th grade students about child abuse per the California State Law.

Serving the Long Beach Community, Long Beach ALIVE continues to teach child abuse prevention to the fourth and fifth grade students in the Long Beach Unified School District.
For the 2011/2012 year, Long Beach ALIVE Volunteer Presenters taught 67 classes at 11 schools - 1,900 students - to:

  • empower them to recognize child abuse
  • encourage them to obtain help
  • teach alternatives to physical punishment.

Child abuse continues to be a problem in Long Beach - all areas of Long Beach - refer to the statistics. Child abuse is one of the leading causes of death among children 15 years old and younger. For child abuse survivors, the ordeal of abuse and resulting psychological and emotional scars linger a lifetime.

Many studies into the causes of violent behavior in adolescents and adults have revealed that abusers are most often victims of child abuse.


The mission of Long Beach ALIVE is to empower Long Beach Unified School District 4th and 5th grade students on how to "Break the Silence" on sexual abuse and "Break the Cycle" of physical abuse by providing child abuse prevention information per the California State Law.


  1. To heighten awareness and increase understanding in students of the forms of child abuse.
  2. To empower students to recognize child abuse, and encourage them to obtain help when necessary.
  3. To educate students on non-physical methods of discipline.


"An abused child makes for a poor student"

To schedule your school for our presentations, please contact Paul Sharpe at (562) 685-1858, paul@LongBeachALIVE.org.

To volunteer for Long Beach ALIVE, our presenters teach about twice a month - two 1-hour sessions.  Please call Paul Sharpe at (562) 685-1858, paul@LongBeachALIVE.org.

Long Beach ALIVE presenter Paul Sharpe is awarded the End Abuse Long Beach "Child Protection Award" 12/13/07.   Our President, Diane Prior, delivers the introduction.  Click for award video.

 For more information about Long Beach ALIVE,  please contact Paul Sharpe: paul@LongBeachALIVE.org.

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