Prevention

The Children’s Center offers three different classes as part of our prevention efforts.

  • “Recognizing & Reporting” is for adults
  • “Stewards of Children” is for adults
  • “We Help Ourselves (WHO) Program” is for kids

Cost:  There is no charge for any of the classes, thanks to generous donors.

Schedule:  We can schedule a time to come to your organization or we periodically host some of these classes at our center.   See below for classes already scheduled at the Center.

RandRRecognizing & Reporting

Designed for individuals and organizations that serve children and youth, providing prevention training for staff, volunteers, parents and other interested adults.

Class is 1.5 hours long and utilizes video, class discussion and case studies.

Certificate given to all who successfully complete the class.   

Learning Objectives:

  • 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 of child abuse
  • Policies within child-serving organizations that need to exist to prohibit the potential for abuse
  • Signs and symptoms of physical, sexual and mental abuse, as well as neglect
  • 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
  • What an advocacy center does

Schedule:

  • June 6 (Tuesday) 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Children’s Center – Register Now

 


Stewards of Children  stewards of Children sq logo

Designed for individuals and organizations that serve children and adolescents, providing prevention training for staff, volunteers, parents, and other interested adults.

Class is 2 hours long and utilizes video, workbooks and class discussion.

Certificate given to all who successfully complete the class.

Core Features:

  • A video integrating segments of sexual abuse survivors relating their stories of violation and healing, with segments from the author of the curriculum and from professionals who interface daily with the problem of sexual abuse.
  • An interactive workbook for each participant to use and keep.
  • Discussion about critical issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues within organizations that serve children and adolescents. Led by an authorized facilitator.
  • Training covers signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, how to respond to suspicions of child sexual abuse and strategies to prevent child sexual abuse.

What participants have said:

  • “This training was perfect for me as an employee of our school district. Very informative.”
  • “The program was great – very informative not only to implement in our jobs but in our homes too, with our own children, to make our world a better place for all the precious children.”
  • “I thought this training needs to be mandatory for everyone who works with children in our church.”

Schedule:

  •  May 9 (Tuesday) – 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Children’s Center – Register Now

 

We Help Ourselves – WHO Program

The Children’s Center collaborates with Mental Health America of Greater Dallas to provide the WHO Program to children and youth in school and other settings.

Classes utilize video and class discussion to teach children about personal safety.  Topics vary depending on the age of children the class is designed for.

For more information or to schedule a WHO program in Fannin County, contact Sandy Hood at (903) 583-4339 or sandyh@fanninccc.org.

On-line training

Can’t make it to one of our classes?  Please know we strongly encourage people to take a class in person, because the quality of learning is better because there is an opportunity to discuss the materials and ask questions.  However, we also believe that taking the class on-line is better than not taking the class at all.  Below are links to some on-line training options.

Recognizing & Reporting
On-line version of this class, for a nominal fee, from the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center at www.dcac.org

Stewards of Children
On-line version of this class, for a nominal fee from Darkness to Light at www.d2l.org

Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child:
Free on-line training class from the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services at   http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Training/Reporting/default.asp