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Apr 18

Family Focus holds Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM by Communications Department

“Stewards of Children: Darkness To Light”

Did you know that 20 percent of child sexual abuse victims are under the age of 8? And, more than 90 percent of abusers are people children know, love and trust? KidsPlay_SCTo make prevention more difficult, only 1 of 10 children who are abused will tell someone. Friday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, join Bon Secours Family Focus for Stewards of Children: Darkness To Light Sexual Abuse Prevention Training. The event is being held at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Health Resource Center, 2 Bernardine Drive in Newport News. The training is free but registration is required.

The Stewards of Children program offers training to increase the community’s awareness of the need to end the tragic cycle of child sexual abuse. It is the only program available nationwide that has proven approaches for increasing knowledge, improving attitudes and changing child protective behaviors. The training is geared toward any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children.

Topics will include:
• Facts about 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 you that you might intervene and respond appropriately.

To register, or for more information, please email or call 757-886-6511.