Continuing Ed: Session 3 - Keeping Children Safe in an Unsafe World
Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains continues their ongoing efforts to provide child abuse prevention education with the new Keeping Kids Safe Initiative. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the center will host a series of community education programs. These programs will provide area residents with understanding about how they can help children who might be victims of abuse and trauma.
The sessions will be each Thursday, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Children’s Advocacy Center, 720 Texas Avenue. Seating is limited so reservations are required. The Keeping Kids Safe series is provided free of charge. Those interested can choose any single session or sign up for multiple sessions.
Contact John Wuerflein at 806-740-0251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session 1 - The Role of the CAC, will be April 8. Community Education Coordinator John Wuerflein will educate the attendees on the role of the Children’s Advocacy Center in child abuse investigations. The class will learn about reporting, investigations, trauma focused therapy and prevention education. A tour of the Children’s Advocacy Center, discussion of what the center is and how the center serves child victims will be included.
Session 2 - Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, will be April 15. This one-hour program teaches adults how to recognize the signs and red flags of child abuse and how to properly report within the system. Attendees learn about behavioral signs of possible abuse and how to respond to a child that has disclosed abuse. This program meets standards for mandated recognizing and reporting trainings for most employer sectors.
Session 3 - Keeping Children Safe in an Unsafe World, will be April 22. Parents will learn how to keep their children safe. It includes talking to their child about abuse, internet safety, what to say or do when a child discloses abuse, red flags for identifying child molesters, and 21 child-friendly ways to teach their child about abuse or victimization.
The final session, Grooming, is April 29. Participants will realize the depths to which a pedophile will go to choose a child, groom a child, and then abuse the child.
Registration contact information is below: