Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

The program offers research-based sexual abuse prevention education to protect children from sexual abuse. Workshops are available in Warren County for parents, professionals and community members who are interested in learning what they can do to protect children. Curriculum includes:

Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development

       Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development is an introductory workshop on child sexual abuse prevention. Topics include normal sexual development in children; types of child sexual abuse;  the range of sexual behaviors from normal to very concerning;  statistics; facts and myths about abuse;  signs of sexual abuse;  answering children’s questions;  responding to sexual behavior in children;  offender behaviors, etc .  A book list for children and parents, resource list, and information on mandated reporting is also provided.

Stewards of Children

       Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child protective behaviors. *CEUs may be available.

Care for Kids

        Care for Kids is a fun, health-based curriculum for children from 3 to 7 years old.  This well-researched curriculum helps adult facilitators understand the link between healthy sexuality education and child sexual abuse prevention during a two hour training session. The curriculum contains six units, bodies, babies, feelings, touching, bedtime, and secrets/surprises.  Each unit teaches and reinforces 2 to 4 simple, age-appropriate messages via a circle time, a song, a book, and an activity or craft. Parent orientations are held for parents better understand the curriculum. Parents also discuss children’s normal sexual development and ways of fostering healthy sexuality in their child. Answering children’s questions, ways to help children learn to nurture and express empathy toward others, and adult responsibility for keeping children safe are also important components of the parent training. Parents also receive home sheets to reinforce their children’s learning at home

       Workshops are also available for home and center childcare and preschool providers.  Programs committing to implementing the curriculum receive an all-inclusive curriculum kit which includes everything needed for instruction.

For more information about sexual abuse prevention or to schedule a workshop, contact:

Mary Peterson, Prevention Educator
marypeterson25@msn.com
515.681.9662


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