You are Invited to Become a Trainer!If you work with families who have young children, you prevent child sexual abuse every day. Teaching communication and empathy to both children and adults increases protective factors and decreases the risk of abuse. This 2-day training will give you the skills to increase parents' and professionals' knowledge of healthy sexuality, teach specific skills to protect children, and support teachers and childcare providers in the implementation of the Care for Kids Program.$475 general fee or $250 for Vermonters
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.
This opportunity is for professionals working with young children and families in any setting, child advocates, paretn educators, home visitors, social workers, early childhood educators, teachers (preK-2), and sexual assault response/prevention staff.
Register online! Registration is free, but supporters are encouraged to set up fundraising pages at Firstgiving . This year, the primary beneficiaries of Laura's March will be Parallel Justice and Dirt Divas!
Parallel Justice helps victims of any crime occurring in Burlington, VT. Through money raised at Laura’s March, it will be able to supplement the medical and counseling assistance customarily available for survivors of domestic and sexual assault, with auxiliary funding for alternative healing opportunities, such as yoga, meditation, fitness classes, and other holistic programs. The ability to support survivors regardless of how long ago the sexual assault occurred acknowledges the long-lasting and continuing effects this kind of crime can have.
Dirt Divas, a mountain-biking program for middle school girls, will integrate a self-defense component that includes developing physical and emotional skills and learning tactics to deal with bullying, harassment, and sexual assault--all with the critical goal of prevention. The program will also work on building self-esteem and sense of self-worth so that girls learn early how to value themselves, set boundaries, and recognize that assault of any nature is not their fault.
Tony Moulton of the Women’s Rape Crisis Center will give the keynote address at Laura's March on September 17. As the Director of Education and Outreach at the Women’s Rape Crisis Center, Tony Moulton oversees all education and outreach programs. One such program is “Intercept Social Change through Sports,” which works to dispel gender stereotypes and myths and to train athletes to intervene in abuse situations.
Musician: Antara Gatch, a Burlington musician and teacher, will perform again at the March.
Learn two health-based programs that help prevent child sexual abuse.
Participants will become Certified Trainers in:
Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development workshop for parents and caregivers of young children, and
Care for Kids, a curriculum for children ages 3-8 that addresses protective factors such as healthy boundaries, self-esteem, empathy, nurturing skills, and more!
Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development™, created by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, helps adults better understand the sexual development of children, and how to respond to children's sexual behaviors and questions in ways that promote healthy development. This training also recognizes that a crucial component of nurturing healthy sexual development is protecting children from sexual abuse. Participants will gain an understanding of the scope of child sexual abuse and the relationship between healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention. This workshop is a pre-requisite to the Care for Kids training.
Care For Kids: A Healthy Sexuality and Abuse Prevention Program, was developed in Ontario, Canada by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and was adopted by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont in the 1990s. The Care for Kids workshop introduces an innovative child sexual abuse prevention curriculum written especially for ages 3-8. Recognizing that adults need to take responsibility for protecting young children, the program provides specific ways to foster the open, non-threatening, developmentally appropriate communication about the broad range of issues connected to healthy sexuality. In addition, it emphasizes the importance of raising nurturing and empathetic boys and girls, and demonstrates activities that lead to these outcomes. Care For Kids is a theme-based curriculum for children that involves parents and caregivers.
Sign up before May29 and receive a 10% discount! Cost include taxes and meal gratuities.
Partial scholarships may be available. Apply ASAP.
Registration and scholarship information available at RCastle@pcavt.org or call Robin at 802-229-5724.
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