Child Abuse Prevention Month Trainings
Dates: April 6, 7-8:30pm, April 10, 5-7pm, April 14, 10-11:30am, April 26, 1-3:30pm, May 5, 9:30-11am
Location: Virtual via Zoom
April 6, 7-8:30 pm: Turn the Talk – REGISTER HERE
Turn the Talk is an evidence-inspired program that seeks to equip adolescents with tools to address child sexual abuse. The goal of the program is to define child sexual abuse and discuss relevant laws, policies, and effects. Additionally, we teach adolescents how to report child sexual abuse and minor sex trafficking, as well as how to investigate community resources and advocate for those who have experienced abuse. Those who attend this training will be able to identify best practices for engaging with adolescents on sensitive subjects while also receiving up-to-date information around trends in the field of child sexual abuse prevention and recovery.
April 10, 5-7 pm : Promoting and Practicing Body Safety at Home – REGISTER HERE
Partnering with the Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County, participants will learn the difference between typical and problematic childhood sexual behavior, discuss the importance of parental supervision, review sexual behavior rules, and consider ways to promote and practice body safety at home. In addition, the CAC will provide an overview of their services and programs that support those impacted by child abuse.
April 14, 10-11:30 am: HOPE – REGISTER HERE
Just as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can play a role in future health and well-being, so too can the presence or absence of Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs). Positive experiences can ease toxic stress and help children and youth grow into more resilient, healthy adults. The Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) framework is a new way of seeing and talking about experiences that support children’s growth and development. HOPE identifies ways that our communities and systems of care can promote children’s access to positive experiences and nurture and celebrate their strengths.
April 26, 1-3:30 pm: Stewards of Children – REGISTER HERE
Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed, award-winning two-hour training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Through interviews with child sexual abuse survivors, experts, and treatment providers, Stewards of Children® teaches adults practical actions they can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families, and communities. Co-sponsored by the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Frederick County, the CAC will provide an overview of their services and programs that support those impacted by child abuse.
May 5, 9:30-11 am: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention for school-based settings – REGISTER HERE
This training will provide an overview of compliance with HB486, otherwise known as the SESAME (Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct and Exploitation, Turn the Talk, an evidence-inspired training program that seeks to equip adolescents with the tools to address child sexual abuse and strengthening safety in schools by applying best practices and reviewing mandating reporting requirements.