I appreciate the "words" to use. I feel much more comfortable knowing there is a way to talk to my children about this topic without scaring them”
- Parent Seminar Attendee
Learning what to watch for in adults around your children, understanding the signs and acquiring the 'words' will help you keep your children safe. We can help you become comfortable talking about the topic of sexual abuse.
Parents are Key - Teaching Your Child Personal Safety
Parents are a child's best teachers. No parent ever wants to imagine their child a victim of sexual abuse. However, statistics show that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be sexually exploited by the age of 18. Even more troubling is that 84% of children never tell. Although there is a way to reduce the risk for our children, teaching them about the difficult subject of sexual abuse can be scary. Family Support Line has the expertise and will give you the words.
Family Support Line will come to your school, church, day care or home to help you understand how to protect your children from sexual abuse. It is easier than you think! It's not about teaching sex. Children can become comfortable knowing that they can say "no" to adults if adults break the rules of touching safety.
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Who Should Attend:
Since 90% of sexual offenders are known to have been trusted by the child, it is critical that those who are primary caretakers learn to teach children the rules and become aware of the signs of abuse and the behaviors of offenders.
- Characteristics and effects of child sexual abuse
- Skills to talk to children about personal safety and touch
- Physical and behavioral signs of abuse
- Characteristics of offenders
- Behavioral patterns of emotional grooming
- How to handle a disclosure and report abuse
- How to support an abused child
- Awareness of potential abusers
- Learn the signs of abuse
- Get help finding the ‘words’ to teach personal safety
- Acquire a comfort and confidence that you can protect your children
- Support the importance of teaching children to protect themselves
- Confront inappropriate behavior
- Promote a social climate that does not tolerate the abuse of children