According to national estimates, approximately one in 10 children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday. This FREE 1-hour child abuse prevention training, which is normally provided in a classroom setting, is now being brought to families online via Zoom meeting amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The Play it Safe!® child abuse awareness and prevention program uses age-appropriate materials to educate children Pre-K through high school in ways they can best learn and respond. Scripts and movies are developed through an evidence-informed approach to teach children and teens how to reduce their risk of abuse by recognizing potentially abusive behavior, responding appropriately to threatening situations, and reporting abuse to a trusted adult. Some of the program topics include safe, unsafe, and confusing touch for elementary-aged children; and sexting, healthy relationships and dating violence for middle and high school-aged children.
The health and safety of our children is of the utmost importance. Children's Advocacy Center-Hope House, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse, provides critical abuse prevention training to all age groups throughout the community. The organization also provides a bridge to justice and path to healing for child victims of abuse.
For more information on Children's Advocacy Center - Hope House, visit www.cachopehouse.org.