Free Class

RandRThe Fannin County Children’s Center is offering free training for adults to learn how to recognize and respond child abuse. The class is designed for parents, teachers, other school personnel, day care workers, coaches, Sunday School teachers and other professionals and volunteers who work with children.

“Recognizing & Reporting” is a 1.5 hour class that utilizes video, class discussion and case studies. Learning objectives include: the realities of child abuse, detailing who becomes victims, who the likely perpetrators are and the prevalence of abuse in all communities, the legal definitions, signs and symptoms of child abuse, how to communicate with a child who makes a disclosure of abuse, how to make a report and how to overcome one’s fear’s and barriers around reporting. This class will be offered on Monday, March 6, 2023 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Children’s Center at 112 West Fifth Street in Bonham.

All participants who successfully complete the class will receive a certificate. There is no charge for the classes, thanks to generous support from local donors. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. Registration is available online at

The Fannin County Children’s Center is a private, non-profit organization. Its mission is promoting safety and improving the lives of abused and neglected children. Programs include CASA, Children’s Advocacy Center and child abuse prevention efforts.

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