SARA, Foothills Child Advocacy Center, and The Shelter for Help in Emergency
Clergy, youth ministers, congregational leaders, religious education teachers, and all interested adults who care about the health and well-being of children are encouraged to attend this forum on child abuse prevention presented by SARA, Foothills Child Advocacy Center, and The Shelter for Help in Emergency.
Facts about the problem of child sexual abuse including prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse.
The importance of talking about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults.
How the community is collaborating to identify and help children exposed to domestic violence.
Simple, effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse.
The signs of sexual abuse or exposure to domestic violence so that you might intervene and be able to react responsibly.
New skills for adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
Ideas for integrating abuse prevention into your existing educational programs
Share with your congregation:
Policies to keep children safe
Additional training opportunities from the sponsor organizations
National speakers, including Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Ph.D, and Nan Stein, Ed.D will examine the prevalence of sexual harassment and gender-based violence that teens face, its effects on teens in school, relationships, mental and physical health, future victimization or perpetration, and academic success. Presenters will look at the root causes of sexual harassment and gender-based violence as well as the legal implications for schools. As a learning community, participants will explore promising primary prevention strategies in preventing adolescent peer-to-peer sexual harassment and gender-based violence.
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., internationally acclaimed media critic, author, and film maker will present how advertising impact the health and safety of women and girls, including gender-based violence, eating disorders, and addiction.
Kaua‘i Community College is hosting Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.
The event is scheduled for from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday with a march through campus, speakers, music, and raffle followed by lunch, a news release states. There will be information booths, t-shirts, and prizes for participants.
Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women, and their families are joining to demonstrate that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place, the release states.
The Walk to Prevent Sexual Violence is scheduled for Saturday to increase awareness about sexual assault. Augusta State University, Paine College, University Hospital's Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services and WRDW-TV (Channel 12) are working together to host the walk as part of the partnership's second annual Take Back the Day observance.
The event begins at 9 a.m. after a brief ceremony at ASU's D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre . Registration , which begins at 8 a.m., is $10 for individuals, $15 for families and $5 for students.
The schedule is as follows:
5:30pm- Posters by Graham’s Sexual Assault Class & Clothes Line Project from WAIC
6:00-7:00 (or 7:30) video, power point/interaction, discussion (including drug facilitated sexual assault)
7:30 Awareness Walk Around Campus
YWCA Lancaster Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center
Listen, maybe share and find support with survivors, their familes, friends and community advocates who work to end sexual violence. The evening will include an opening speaker and personal stories of survival. The event is free, dress is casual and light snacks will be provided.
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