Educating Communities to Prevent Child Abuse

The Green Bear Project was founded in 2001 with a mission to educate the community about child abuse. Over the past 20 years, Green Bear has educated thousands of adults and kids about the dangers, warning signs and prevention of child abuse through our various programs. We offer classes in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Scott, and Stoddard counties. 

Green Bear 2023-2024 Numbers
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The Green Bear Story

The Green Bear Project was founded in memory of Baby Ty, a little boy who died as a result of abuse. The project’s primary mission is to develop child abuse prevention programs to take into local schools and communities to educate children, parents, teachers, other professionals, and community members.


Children who complete the Green Bear Program have a better understanding that unwanted touches are not their fault.

Percentage of students who answered that an unwanted touch is never the child’s fault.

First Graders
Second Graders
First Graders
Second Graders

Protecting Kids is Everyone’s Responsibility

one in 10
–Darkness to Light
–Darkness to Light
–Abel, National Institute of Mental Health
–O’Meara, National Child Abuse Statistics

Resources for Families & Schools

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For Parents

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For Counselors

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Get in Touch With Green Bear

If you would like to schedule a visit from Green Bear, inquire about mandated reporter classes, or if you just have questions, please reach out to us through our contact form.