Two free child abuse prevention trainings this May 12

Sylvia’s CAC is hosting two free 2-hour child abuse prevention trainings this May 12, one offered in the morning and one in the evening. Both events include a brief tour of the CAC.

These trainings can help you become aware of the scope of the issue, take actionable steps toward both preventing and responding to abuse, and create safer environments for the children in your life. They act as a guide for developing protective behaviors against abuse.

12
May2022
FREE child abuse prevention training – 10amDarkness 2 Light Stewards of Children training, focusing on ways to spot signs of abuse, how to react if a child discloses abuse, and ways you can help children before, during, and after an outcry for help. This training is designed for adults who work with or around children, such as teachers, counselors, youth group leaders, and more. Add this event on Facebook.
10amSylvia’s CAC
218 E Washington St, Lebanon
12
May2022
FREE child abuse prevention training – 5pmDarkness 2 Light Stewards of Children training, focusing on ways to spot signs of abuse, how to react if a child discloses abuse, and ways you can help children before, during, and after an outcry for help. This training is designed for adults who work with or around children, such as teachers, counselors, youth group leaders, and more. Add this event on Facebook.
5pmSylvia’s CAC
218 E Washington St, Lebanon

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There are 5 steps to protecting children

These steps form a framework for preventing child sexual abuse. We’ll be going over them in detail at the training.

LEARN THE FACTS
If we don’t understand child sexual abuse, we can’t end it. It is highly likely that you know a child who has been or is being abused. Experts estimate that one in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday.

MINIMIZE OPPORTUNITY
Safe environments can help reduce the risk of abuse. More than 80% of sexual abuse cases occur in isolated, one-on-one situations. Make sure interactions with children can be observed and interrupted.

TALK ABOUT IT
Talking openly breaks down barriers and reduces stigma. Children often keep abuse a secret, but talking openly about our bodies, sex, and boundaries can encourage children to share and feel safe.

RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS
Signs of abuse aren’t always obvious, but they are often there. Emotional or behavioral changes are often the most common signs, rather than physical evidence. Trauma may be the root of what is typically labeled ‘bad’ or ‘difficult’ behavior.

REACT RESPONSIBLY
It’s our responsibility to react appropriately to suspicion, disclosure, or discovery of abuse. Only 4% to 8% of reports of all sexual abuse are false. Understand how to respond to risky behaviors and suspicions or reports of abuse.

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