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Wed, Oct 25


Floyd County Library

Strategies and Tools to Address Child Abuse and Support Child Safety

Child sexual offenders often operate covertly, making it essential for youth workers to be well-prepared and understand common tactics used to manipulate and abuse children. This training will empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to protect children and create safe spaces within your

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Strategies and Tools to Address Child Abuse and Support Child Safety
Strategies and Tools to Address Child Abuse and Support Child Safety

Time & Location

Oct 25, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Floyd County Library, 180 W Spring St, New Albany, IN 47150, USA

About the event

Learning Objectives:

  • Defining the Problem: Explore the complex nature of child sexual abuse through awareness and understanding about the characteristics of sex offenders, their motivations, and the common seduction, manipulation, and "grooming" tactics they employ. Learn how to identify potential warning signs and red flags, enabling you to better support the children you work with.
  • Recognizing Seduction and Manipulation: Learn about common strategies used by sex offenders to gain the trust of their victims. Understand the psychology behind these tactics to enhance your ability to protect vulnerable youth.
  • Empowering Conversations: Learn effective methods for discussing abuse with children. Discover age-appropriate approaches to open dialogue, ensuring children feel safe and supported when disclosing their experiences.
  • Establishing Safety Rules: Learn practical knowledge about child and family safety rules that can be implemented to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse.
  • Responding and Reporting: Acquire skills for responding to child sexual abuse disclosures, obligations surrounding reporting child abuse incidents, and how to provide support.

Presented By:

  • Comfort House Child Advocacy Center
  • Indiana State Police
  • Department of Child Services

In Partnership With:

  • Personal Counseling Services, Inc.
  • Wellstone Regional Hospital
  • Clark/Floyd System of Care & Prevent Child Abuse

Content Warning Disclaimer: This event will address the deeply sensitive topic of child abuse. Our intention is to raise awareness, provide support, and foster constructive dialogue around this critical issue. However, we acknowledge that these discussions can be emotionally challenging and may trigger strong reactions in some individuals. If you believe that this content may be triggering or distressing for you, please consider whether you would like to attend. Your well-being is of utmost importance to us. We encourage you to prioritize self-care throughout this event. If you find yourself in need of immediate support, please reach out to a trusted colleague, friend, or a mental health professional. We are here to provide resources and support during and after the event.

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