Building a better, healthier future.

Our prevention team consists of Community Outreach Advocates who provide in-person training to the children of the Okaloosa and Walton County School Districts through the Monique Burr Foundation Safety Program. They provide in-depth, exciting, and interactive lessons to help children understand ways to keep themselves safe, how to spot a safe adult, encourage disclosure of abuse, and how to identify unsafe situations. These free services are a proven successful method in teaching children strategies to disclose unsafe relationships and empowering them to use their voices to keep themselves safe. They have provided thousands of lessons to children since its implementation in 2017 and has garnered numerous disclosures of abuse. Our prevention team is building a better, healthier future through awareness and empowerment of our children.

Break the cycle.

Our prevention team provides information to the community to encourage others to be a protective voice for children. They participate in community, school, and public events to teach that prevention is the key to breaking the cycle of child abuse. Their free training and informal presentations include education on mandated reporting, cell phone/internet and child safety, safe sleep, and other child safety topics.

Our goal is to eliminate child abuse and neglect. Educating children on child safety methods and raising awareness of critical signs, techniques, and available resources can prevent many cases before they occur.

1 out of 4 children will be victimized in their lifetime

of child abuse is preventable through education
“We are only as strong as we are united, weak as we are divided…”

J.K. Rowling

Cyber Safety Class

Cyber Safety Class

Join the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and ECCAC for a FREE cyber safety class for caregivers and teen students.

Monday, November 27th

5 PM  at Davidson Middle School
6261 Old Bethel Road, Crestview

Sherriff’s Office Presentation – For Adults Only
ECCAC Presentation – For Teens (6th – 12th grade)

For more information, reference their flyer or contact Ashley Bailey with the OCSO Crime Prevention Unit at

Safety Matters

Safety Matters

MBF Prevention Education Programs, including MBF Child Safety Matters for elementary schools and MBF Teen Safety Matters for middle schools are comprehensive, research-based, primary prevention programs, that educate and empower students and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, digital dangers, and all types of child abuse and exploitation.

Dates TBD

If you wish to schedule a course for your classroom or event, please contact


students received Safety Matters education


CARES (Community Awareness, Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Support) is a community-based initiative to reach a wider demographic of children who are subject to neglect and lack of resources.

CARES aims to:

  • Be the bridge to keeping children in safe and supported homes and out of the judicial child welfare system.
  • Provide families with a myriad of preventive-based services including: resources to support children remaining in safe homes, parenting and child development education, job and household budgeting support, and a number of other direct services.
  • Embody ECCAC’s value of preventive methods of ending childhood neglect.

Looking for a resource?

From our educational classes to information on our partner organizations and their offerings, click below to check out a variety of helpful resources.

Resource Library

Looking for a speaker?

If you would like to have someone from our team attend an event to provide information about our mission and goals, please fill out the form below.

Book a Speaker

Suspect abuse or neglect?

If you know or suspect that a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected or is at risk of being abused or neglected, you are required to report that to the Florida Abuse Hotline.

You need not know if the abuse or neglect has occurred, but it is your obligation to report your concerns.

Florida Abuse Hotline 1-800-96-ABUSE

What to expect:

Use this quick guide on how to report and the information you should have on hand. Reporting Guide