Print

Para Español, Haga Clic Aquí

Child abuse is a topic no one wants to talk about.

It's uncomfortable. It's embarrassing. It draws attention to how vulnerable we are as parents and as communities.

But just imagine the impact we could have if we all talked openly about this problem. When we talk about the issue of child abuse and take steps to keep children safe, we can create responsible, proactive communities where there is no place for perpetrators to have access to abuse children.

We believe in our vision to impact the safety of every child in Oakland County. By attending our free child abuse prevention trainings, you help us bring that vision closer to reality.

Let's talk about it...

Click here for information on our Prevention Programs for Families

Click here for information on our Online Mandated Reporter Training

 

Synopses of Additional Trainings (register for these trainings under their individual tabs):

Body Safety for Children

A short conversation with children accompanied by their parents to help them enforce boundaries, develop their sense of bodily autonomy, and review their body safety rules that will protect them from abusers and abusive behavior.

Format: Interactive discussion

Target Population: Children 3-5 years old accompanied by an adult.

Length: 30 minutes.

 

Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations

Prepares the learner to make interventions that reinforce boundaries and protects children.

Intended Audience: General Interest, Parents, Volunteers

Format: Video, Small Group Discussion

Length: 1 Hour

Click Here for Bystanders  

 

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Learn about the root cause of commercial sexual exploitation, recognize risk factors for potential victims, and understand how to prevent children/teens from being exploited.

Intended Audience: Parents, Parents & Teens Combined

Format: Lecture, small group discussion, video

Length: 1 Hour [Parents & Teens Combined version 1:30min.

Click Here for Commercial Exploitation

 

Healthy Boundaries/Healthy Relationships

Condensed version of Safer, Smarter Teens.

Intended Audience: Teens

Format: Lecture, small group discussion

Length: 1 Hour, Varies

Click Here for Healthy Boundaries

 

Healthy Touch for Children & Youth

Learn guidelines for healthy touch and safe, respectful ways to interact with children at home and in youth-serving settings.

Intended Audience: Parents, caregivers, mandated reporters, volunteers.

Format: Video, small group discussion.

Length: 1-2 Hours

Click Here for Healthy Touch

 

Internet Safety: Pornography and Inappropriate Content

When kids have questions they ask the internet, just like adults. Unfortunately, the risk of exposure to pornography and other types of inappropriate content is high.

Join us to discuss how to talk to your children about pornography and inappropriate content on the internet and in social media.

Intended Audience: General Interest, Parents, Youth Service Providers

Format: Lecture, group discussion

Length: 1 Hour

Click Here for Internet Safety

 

Mandated Reporter

Instructs professionals (required by state law) to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect on how to recognize and report those suspicions.

Intended Audience: Mandated Reporters, Volunteers

Format: Self-Paced Online OR In-Person Lecture

LengthOnline (20-30 min), In-Person (1 Hour)

Click Here for Mandated Reporter

 

Parent Café

Being a great parent is part normal and part learned. Parent Café is a structured, small group conversation that promotes peer to peer learning and self-reflection about family protective factors that help to keep children safe and families strong.

Participants have meaningful guided conversations about what matters most in our families.

Intended Audience: Parents

Format: Small group guided discussion.

Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes approximately.

Click Here for Parent Café

 

Recognizing & Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect

Prepares the learner to recognize other forms of child abuse and neglect, and teach them how to respond as a mandated reporter.

Intended Audience: Mandated Reporters, Volunteers

Format: Lecture, video, small group discussion, Role Play Scenarios

Length: 2 Hours, varies.

Click Here for Recognizing and Responding

 

Safer, Smarter Teens (Middle School)

The curriculum teaches students how to recognize danger and how to use their personal power to say “no,” get help, and set boundaries. Middle school students learn about the warning signs of unsafe situations and what actions they can take to reduce risks, stay safe, and access help.

Intended Audience: Middle School Students

Format: Weekly lessons last about 30 min., designed for emergent use over the course 6 weeks.

Click Here for Safer, Smarter Teens (Middle School)

 

Safer, Smarter Teens (High School)

The high school curriculum addresses personal safety and the balance of power in relationships and topics such as sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and dating violence. This curriculum will empower students to know what to do in an unsafe situation, who to turn to for help, and how to help a friend in need.

Intended Audience: High School Students

Format: Weekly lessons last about 60 min., designed for emergent use over the course 6 weeks.

Click Here for Safer, Smarter Teens (High School)

 

Social Media Interactions: Recognizing Predatory Behavior

Online predators are individuals who commit child sexual abuse that begins or takes place on the Internet.

Internet-based sexual abuse involves deceit and begins with adults communicating with children over the Internet with the goal of coercing them into illegal sexual activity.

Intended Audience: General Interest, Parents, Youth Service Providers

Format: Lecture, group discussion

Length: 1 Hour

Click Here for Social Media Interactions

 

Stewards of Children®

An evidence-informed, award-winning two-hour training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Intended Audience: General Interest, Parents, Volunteers

Format: (2) 30 min. video segments with facilitated discussion between segments.

Length: 2 Hours (In Person Only)

Click Here for Stewards

 

Talking to Kids about Body Safety

Helping adults empower children to develop a sense of bodily autonomy, enforce boundaries, and protect themselves from abusers and abusive behavior.

Intended Audience: General Interest, Parents, Youth Service Providers

Format: Lecture, video, group discussion.

Length: Adults 1 Hour

Click Here for Talking to Kids

 

Trauma and Toxic Stress

Strengthen your understanding of the impact of trauma and how it affects the brain, with a focus on how trauma impacts children's behaviors and the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences have on children later in life. Learn how the power of relationships and attachment works to strengthen resiliency within the children in our care.

Intended Audience: General Interest, Parents, Youth Service Providers

Format: Lecture, group discussion

Length: 1 Hour

Click Here for Trauma and Toxic Stress