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, Prevention Education and Outreach Manager, at: mmcdyre@mission-kids.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

‘Not a Number’ is an interactive child trafficking and exploitation prevention curriculum designed to provide youth ages 12-18 with information and skills in a manner that inspires them to make safe choices when they encounter potentially exploitative situations and utilize healthy support systems that may decrease their vulnerabilities. Learn More

For Caregivers

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.

For Communities

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.

For Professionals

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.

 

Please complete the form below to request a training or presentation.