Child Abuse Prevention Education & Training
As part of our Community Outreach Initiative, Mission Kids provides several prevention programs addressing child abuse throughout Montgomery County.
While Mission Kids has outstanding services to child sexual abuse victims, it is our desire to reduce and eliminate the needs for services.
These programs help reduce the number of children victimized in our community.
For more information, contact: Michelle McDyre, Director of Prevention Education and Outreach, at: email@example.com
Prevention Education Workshops
For Kids & Teens
ROAR is a child-based education program that teaches children ages 4-8 body safety and empowers them to raise their voices to speak out against abuse. The interactive and easy to implement lesson is designed to be taught in a classroom or group setting. Learn More
Safe Touches is an evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention education workshop for children in 2nd grade. Trained facilitators use puppets to provide children with evidence-based and developmentally-appropriate content about body safety while explaining what they can do if they, or someone they know, ever feel unsafe. Learn More
Child Safety Matters is a comprehensive, evidence-based primary prevention program for elementary school students in grades 3-5. Trained facilitators educate and empower youth with Safety Rules and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, the four types of child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, neglect), and digital dangers. Learn more
Teen Safety Matters is a primary prevention education program for middle school students in grades 6-8 and high-school students in grades 9-12. The comprehensive, evidence-informed program educates and empowers teens and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, relationship abuse, digital dangers, exploitation, and human trafficking. Learn more
Smarter Parents is a Parent-Focused Child Sexual Abuse Prevention workshop that offers caregivers valuable information about children’s healthy sexual development, parent-child communication related to sexual abuse, and promoting child safety. Learn more.
Darkness to Light’s “Stewards of Children” program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It’s the only nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. Learn more.
A Collaborative Approach to Child Abuse Cases/ Mission Kids 101 | This presentation is a great introduction for audiences who want to learn more about child abuse, Mission Kids, and the Child Advocacy Center response in responding to suspicions of abuse. Learn more about the multidisciplinary investigative team response to Child Abuse Allegations.
Mission Kids has partnered with Creative Health Services to provide educators and school personnel with a Collaborative Workshop that explores the effects of child abuse and trauma on children and the impact on their behavior in the classroom and their overall academic performance. Learn more.
Another amazing resource: Mission Kids presents a comprehensive 2-hour training to help educators understand Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) & Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) and how they can recognize and respond appropriately to students who may be vulnerable to these crimes. Learn more.
Mission Kids has partnered with the Salvation Army’s ‘New Day to Stop Trafficking’ and the Victim Services Center of Montgomery County to offer social service agencies with a Collaborative Workshop that provides an overview of the complex issue of sex trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). The goal of the 2-hour workshop is to empower social service providers to identify and response appropriately to victims of exploitation. Learn more.
Another great partnership: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to offer medical professionals a Collaborative Workshop that provides an overview of the complex issue of sex trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), and Child Sexual Abuse Materials (CSAM). The goal of the 2-hour workshop is to empower medical providers to identify and response appropriately to minor victims of exploitation. Learn more.
This presentation is the result of a collaborative effort between Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County Detective Bureau, Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, and many of our multidisciplinary team partners. Learn more.
As part of our Community Outreach Initiative, Mission Kids facilitates trainings, speaking engagements, and presentations, and attends fairs and community outreach events. While the specific focus of our education programming is directed to elementary-aged students, educators, child-serving professionals, community leaders, businesses, and foster care families, presentations can be tailored to fit the needs of any groups or organizations.
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