Gwinnett Coalition To Offer FREE Stewards of Children Training In Effort to Elevate Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention in Gwinnett County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The statistics are staggering. One in ten children will be the victim of sexual abuse before the age of 18. Of those, three in ten are under the age of eleven.  “Think about it.  Every day of the school year, nearly 17,881 school-aged children in Gwinnett County walk into a classroom weighted down with their backpack full of books and the trauma of their own abuse”, said Keith Fenton, Chief Operating Officer of the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services.   Yet, all too often, it is a topic few want to discuss or even acknowledge.

In its continuing efforts to elevate child abuse awareness and prevention, the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services is hosting Stewards of Children, a FREE, two-hour training that educates adults on how to react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. Scheduled for July 10, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Building, Stewards of Children is the only evidence-based training proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child protective behaviors. Appropriate for any adult, this training will teach individuals how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

“It is my hope that we can reduce the stigma around this topic and help educate adults so they are informed, understand the warning signs, and know how to take personal action when a situation arises” Fenton added.

For more information or to register for this FREE training, visit TRAINING REGISTRATION or call (770) 995-3339.

Date
July 10 2019, 9:00 – 11:30 AM

Location
Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Conference Room A, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Training Fee
FREE

Registration
Visit TRAINING REGISTRATION or call (770) 995-3339

Training Description
Stewards of Children is a two-hour training that educates adults on how to react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. It is the only evidence-based training proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child protective behaviors. Appropriate for any adult, this training will teach you how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Knowledge You’ll Learn
– New skills to help prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
– Increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences, and circumstances of child sexual abuse
– Positive change to organizational policies and procedures
– Individual empowerment through a personal prevention plan

Why Attend?
Child sexual abuse has devastating consequences for child victims and their non-offending family members. Research has shown that child victims suffer from trauma that often stays with them into adulthood with debilitating personal and societal consequences.

Who Should Attend?
The training is appropriate for parents, social work and healthcare professionals, and employees/volunteers in youth-serving organizations such as schools, faith centers, camps, daycares, sports leagues, and clubs.