Published On: Thu, Mar 6th, 2014

Increase your awareness to prevent child sexual abuse training

The training is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18 from 5-7:30pm at the Yellowhill Activity Center. 

Hosted by the SAFE Babies Program, EBCI Public Health & Human Services and the Yellowhill Activity Center, the Stewards of Children program will increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors.  This program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children.  It is also appropriate for youth-serving organizations and personnel.

This training is being offered to Cherokee community free of charge.

Topics Covered:

  • Facts about the problem of child sexual abuse
  • The types of situations in which child sexual abuse might occur
  • Simple, effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse
  • The importance of talking about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults
  • The signs of sexual abuse so that you might intervene and be able to react responsibly

What Outcomes You Can Expect:

  • Increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse
  • New skills to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
  • Individual commitment to action via a personal prevention plan

A light dinner will be served.  Training 2 contact hours, certificates provided. 

Info: Tina Saunooke, community coordinator, SAFE Babies Program, 554-6229, cell 507-0830, or tinasaun@nc-cherokee.com.  Call, email or text to register by Thursday, March 13.

– SAFE Babies Program

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