Training the Trainers - Care for Kids: Healthy Sexuality and Abuse Prevention in Early Childhood
This opportunity is for professionals working on behalf of young children and families in any setting. Participants may include staff from family resource centers, early childhood programs, PCA America Chapters, children's advocacy centers, home visitation programs, elementary schools, and domestic violence/sexual assault response & Prevention organizations.The Training the Trainers will certify participants to:
- Train teachers and/or home visitors to use the Care for Kids Program with children ages 3-8 (PreK-2).
Care for Kids is a comprehensive community approach to fostering healthy sexual development in early childhood which includes training for parents, early childhood educators and for children ages 3 through 8.The adult component promotes understanding of children's sexual development; open communication between adults and children about sexuality; and adult responsibility for the safety and healthy development of children.Children receive education and support to have personal boundaries, communicate and listen to one another respectfully and know the correct names for all of the parts of their bodies. They engage in developmentally appropriate activities that build protective factors such as communication and empathy.
- Facilitate a parent meeting for childcare centers/schools that will be implementing Care for Kids
- Implement Care for Kids in the childcare setting, classroom or home setting
- Provide on-going technical assistance and support for those implementing Care for Kids
- Present the 2-hour Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development (NHSD) workshop to those who work with young children and parents of young children.