Length: 2 hours
Youth-serving organizations (YSOs) across Massachusetts support healthy child development in our communities in a multitude of ways, yet share one essential, universal duty: to provide safety and security for the children they serve. Join this 90-minute interactive workshop to learn how to identify concrete ways your program can evaluate and develop policies, procedures, and protocols to prevent abuse. Using a new website called "Safe Kids Thrive" (see safekidsthrive.org), presenters will demonstrate practical and straightforward tools attendees will use to assess or create their own plan to promote child safety.
Train the Trainer
Length: 6 hours
Child abuse can be prevented. With the right skill, tools, and knowledge every parent, caregiver, and child- and youth serving organization can do this. Participants in this full day training will be prepared to deliver training to both staff and parents in their schools, organizations and communities on child sexual abuse prevention. The training focuses on preparing instructors to deliver the staff and parent training modules in their schools and communities, understand the problem of child sexual abuse in MA, utilize best practices to teach parents and staff on this sensitive topic and recognize the cultural importance in Keeping Kids Safe to parents.
Length: 2 hours
This training will teach staff knowledge, skills and attitudes to prevent child sexual abuse. Topics discussed: safe environment, working with parents, prevention strategies, protective factors, signs and symptoms and responding to disclosures.
Length: 90 minutes
Keeping Kids Safe is a 90-minute multilingual and multicultural workshop for parents and guardians to provide them with practical skills to help keep their children safe from dangerous or abusive situations. Parents will learn to use age-appropriate language, understand the signs and symptoms of abuse, how to create family safety rules and what to do if a child discloses something has happened to them.