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Training for Adults and Professionals

Training for Adults
& Professionals

Prevention starts with you! We believe that prevention education is the key to ending child abuse. ABC House offers various free training in both English and Spanish to the public including adults, caregivers, and professionals. We also offer private training for groups, organizations, and businesses in our community! Contact our Community Prevention Coordinator for more information: educator@abchouse.org or 541-926-2203.

Currently, all of our public training are hosted via Zoom. Sign up for a free training by clicking the red box next to the module.

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention - Length: 2.5 hours

This nationally recognized, award-winning training uses video modules and facilitator-led discussion to teach adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Certain professionals can receive CEU's for attendance.

Bystanders Protecting Children

Darkness to Light Module - Length: 45-60 minutes

  • Learn what it means to be an active bystander

  • Receive examples of boundary violations & red flag behaviors

  • Learn how to make spontaneous & planned interventions

Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse 

Darkness to Light Module - Length: 45-60 minutes

  • Learn why relationships & resilience are the building blocks of safety for children

  • Receive examples of how to talk to children of all ages about personal safety, sex, and sexual abuse

Healthy Touch for Children & Youth

Darkness to Light Module - Length: 45-60 minutes

  • Receive guidelines for healthy touch at home & in youth-serving settings

  • Learn how to balance children's needs for warmth & affection with safe, respectful ways of interacting

  • Learn about healthy sexual development in children to identify normal & abnormal touching behaviors

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Darkness to Light Module - Length: 45-60 minutes

  • Hear directly from survivors and experts about the root causes of CSEC & what circumstances make children vulnerable

  • Understand how preventing child sexual abuse reduces the risk for children being commercially sexually exploited

  • Hear what actions adults can take to prevent CSEC

Keeping Children Safe Online

Digital Safety Training - Length: 1 hour

This training educates & empowers you to keep children safe in the digital age. It highlights current trends & dangers, & teaches how to:

  • Proactively participate in children's experience with technology and the internet

  • Communicate effectively with children of all ages about their online activities and safety

  • Utilize parental controls and other safeguards to keep kids safe online

Recognizing & Responding to Child Abuse

Oregon Mandatory Reporter Training - Length: 1.5 hours

Whether you are a mandatory reporter or simply a caring adult, this training will teach you how to protect children and support those who have been abused. Topics covered include:

  • Types and signs of child abuse

  • Ways to respond to disclosures, observations, and suspicions of abuse

  • How to document and make a mandatory or voluntary report to the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline (855-503-SAFE)