People who sexually abuse children specifically target children who don't have the skills to talk about it. They use this lack of knowledge to keep them silent, shamed, and compliant. Having age-appropriate, open conversations about our bodies, sex, and boundaries is an important step in protecting children. This presentation will teach participants how to talk with and listen to children about sexual abuse and personal safety. This presentation will also teach adults how to react responsibly to a child if they make the choice to disclose and how to make a report.
Any responsible adult who cares about the protection of children. It is also used for individuals and organizations who seek training for staff and volunteers in the prevention of child sexual abuse, and to enhance their child protection policies and procedures.
This training will be offered at no charge to attendees. However, registration is required.
Kudos for Our Body Safety Training:
"During the past decade of being a parent, foster parent, volunteer for several youth organizations and Executive Director for Montessori School for Young Children I have participated in a variety of voluntary and required trainings focused on keeping children safe. The Child Advocacy Center’s “Talking with Children about Body Safety, Boundaries and Sexual Abuse” is one of the most informative and important trainings I’ve attended about the prevention of child sexual abuse. Since attending the training I am more confident in my abilities to have age-appropriate conversations with children about their bodies and boundaries. The take-home materials and additional resources I received from the Child Advocacy Center have been extremely helpful. I encourage every parent and adult I know who works with children to attend this training!" --Emily