CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION PARENT RESOURCES
YOU CAN JOIN THE MOVEMENT. PROTECT A CHILD. Stewards of Children® is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children, as well as organizations that serve youth. The online version allows individuals to take the training at any time or place, at a pace of their choosing.
The Stewards Of Children Online Training Will Provide You With The Following:
- Increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse.
- New skills for adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
- Proactive, positive change to organizational policies and procedures.
- Individual commitment to action via a personal prevention plan.
5 Steps to Protecting Our Children
The Stewards of Children® online training, will teach you five steps to help you become a protector of children’s safety, through guidance on:
STEP 1: LEARN THE FACTS
Over 90% of sexually abused children are abused by someone known by the child or family.
STEP 2: MINIMIZE OPPORTUNITY
If you eliminate or reduce potential for children to be in isolated, one-on-one situations with adults or other youth, you dramatically reduce risk.
STEP 3: TALK ABOUT IT
Children often keep abuse a secret, but barriers can be broken down by talking openly about topics like body safety, sex, and boundaries.
STEP 4: RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS
Emotional or behavioral signals are more common, and may range from “too perfect behavior” to anger and rebellion. The most common symptoms of child sexual abuse are emotional or behavioral changes.
STEP 5: REACT RESPONSIBLY
Disclosure, discovery, and suspicions of sexual abuse provide opportunities to intervene on behalf of a child.