We believe that prevention education is the key to ending child abuse. ABC House has a strong community outreach program that includes school presentations for students, training programs for adult professionals and community members, and Girls Circle support groups for at-risk teenage girls. All educational programming is offered in both Benton and Linn counties.
- Child Abuse and Neglect Presentation: Covers the four types of abuse, recognizing signs of abuse in children, responding appropriately when a child discloses abuse and the process for reporting suspicions, observations, and disclosures of child abuse.
- Social Media and Internet Safety Presentation: Addresses the online dangers that children face in today’s digital age. It involves discussion on popular apps and app features and highlights how to talk to children about online safety proactively. Helpful resources are shared, including: resources for maintaining ongoing education about social media’s advancements, ideas for having conversations with children about online dangers, and software, monitoring and filtering systems that parents and caregivers can utilize to keep children safe online.
- Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training: This nationally recognized, award winning training teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The training uses video modules and facilitator-led discussions to cultivate a rich learning environment. The training is 2.5 hours long; some professionals can receive CEU’s for attendance. A training can be scheduled for your group at any location in Benton or Linn counties, at any day and time, and is offered in English and Spanish.
- NEW Trainings! ABC House is now offering five supplemental trainings to the original 2.5 hour Stewards of Children training. These new trainings are shorter (30 minutes to 1 hour), utilize video modules and facilitator led discussions, and expand on content introduced in the original training. They are not meant to be substitutions for the 2.5 hour training; it is recommended to take Stewards of Children first, if possible.
-Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse
-Healthy Touch for Children & Youth
-Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations & Sexual Abuse
-Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
-Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (for this training participants must have previously taken the original 2.5 hour training).
A training can be scheduled for your group at any location in Benton or Linn counties, at any day and time, and is offered in English and Spanish.
Designed for middle school and high school aged youth who attend Benton and Linn county schools, our presentations are used to supplement education in health and wellness, child development, family and consumer science, and technology classes. The presentations are also available for youth groups, camp counselors and other middle/high school aged groups of youth.
- Child Abuse Awareness Presentation: Educates students on the four types of abuse, how to report abuse to a mandatory reporter and how to respond if a friend is experiencing abuse.
- Social Media and Internet Safety Presentation: Covers cyber bullying, sexting, online predators, popular apps and app features, protecting one’s reputation and making positive choices online. The presentation emphasizes using social media wisely and well.
- Girls Circle: A peer support group for female identifying youth that combines creative activity and facilitated discussion to build resiliency, self-efficacy, and self-esteem.
For more information, or to schedule a presentation for your school or group, please contact Melissa Whiteman, Community Prevention Coordinator, at email@example.com or 541-926-2203.
Attend a presentation or training:
- Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Training @ Albany Senior Center – 08/01/2018