Community Advocacy

At the Children’s Assessment Center of Kent County, we believe that adults are responsible for keeping children safe. The Children’s Assessment Center offers a variety of trainings about child sexual abuse and can provide a speaker to visit your organization, church, school, or business. Presentations can be tailored to suit any group and nearly every age level.

We currently provide the following trainings:

*Child Sexual Abuse 

  • What is it?
  • Signs & Symptoms (Physical, Emotional, Behavioral)
  • Indications of trauma
  • Hope for survivors
  • Responding to disclosures

*Healthy Sexual Development

  • Healthy sexual behaviors of varying developmental age groups
  • Unhealthy sexual behaviors of varying developmental age groups
  • Tips to discuss with your child at each developmental level
  • Warning signs of sexual abuse
  • Resources to take advantage of

*Internet Safety 

  • Safety & security online
  • Online privacy
  • Sexting
  • Grooming
  • Cyberbullying

*Child Abuse and The Role You Play

  • History of the CAC
  • MDT Model
  • 4 Types of Abuse and Mandated Reporting
  • Services of the CAC

*Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children 

  • Understanding the 5 steps to protecting our children
  • Increase awareness of the prevalence, consequences and circumstances of CSA
  • Gain new skills to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to CSA
  • Proactively and positively change organizational policies and procedures
  • Discuss important issues in prevention within the community and organizations that serve children

*D2L: SOC Supplemental Courses

  • Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse
    • Target Audiences: Parents and Caregivers & Youth Serving Organizations
  • Healthy Touch for Children & Youth
    • Target Audiences: Parents & Caregivers, Teachers, and Youth Serving Organizations
  • Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations & Sexual Abuse
    • Target Audiences: Parents & Caregivers, Teachers, and Youth Serving Organizations
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
    • Target Audiences: Professionals working in the field of sex trafficking and child protections, General Public

If you would like to request a speaker, please contact our Community Advocate, Misti DeVries, and include any additional information you think we may find helpful. We will contact you within the week to talk more about your request. For a list of the most current D2L training sessions, check our upcoming events page.

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