School-based Sexual Abuse Prevention Program
This program works to strengthen a child’s ability to recognize and resist assault and to educate and increase responsibility for adults to protect children from abuse. This is accomplished by presenting first to educators within the school systems, parents and children. Through interactive discussion, videos, role-playing and visual aids, children will gain increased knowledge and awareness about sexual abuse and prevention skills. Education regarding on-line safety is presented to older children. The focus for professionals is to teach them their role as a mandated reporter and how to handle disclosures made by children to provide the crucial support from the very beginning of the process. The focus for parents is to teach them warning signs of abuse, ways to listen and respond to their child, and how to report and get needed help. The evidence-informed Body Safety Sexual Abuse Prevention Program model is used. Service area is Warren County.
National Conference Training
For more information:
Laura Cook, Grants Administrator