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Thank you for your interest in the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy's April Prevention Palooza Trainings.

Prevention Palooza 2021 is over- please come back for 2022!

 

For information about scheduling a training, please email prevention@gacfca.org

 

Broken Places Documentary Film Screening

Broken Places explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. By revisiting some of the abused and neglected children profiled decades ago, we're able to dramatically illustrate how early trauma shaped their lives as adults. Broken Places interweaves these longitudinal narratives with commentary from a few nationally renowned experts to help viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience.

The film will be followed by a brief discussion of Adverse Childhood Experiences and programs currently being implemented in Georgia to offset the effects of childhood trauma.


Bystanders Protection Children From Boundary Violations and Sexual Abuse

This course will teach you how to be an active bystander in child sexual abuse prevention and response. You will receive examples of boundary violations and inappropriate behaviors and how you can make spontaneous and planned interventions that reinforce boundaries and protect children. This mini course is a supplement to Stewards of Children, a two-hour evidence-based course on preventing, responding, and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.

 

 


Child Sexual Abuse and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Child Sexual Abuse and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children will teach you about the root causes of commercial sexual exploitation and why preventing sexual abuse is important to reducing the risk of children being sexually exploited. This mini course is a supplement to Stewards of Children, a two-hour evidence-based course on preventing, responding, and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.

 

 


Circles of Safety: Understanding the Role of Healthy Sexual Development

Circles of Safety: Understanding the Role of Healthy Sexual Development has identified, refined and shared effective ways for individuals, families and communities to act to prevent child sexual abuse before children are harmed - and to get help for everyone involved.

 

 


Circles of Safety Understanding & Responding to Boundary Violations

Circles of Safety Understanding & Responding to Boundary Violations has identified, refined and shared effective ways for individuals, families and communities to act to prevent child sexual abuse before children are harmed - and to get help for everyone involved.

 

 


Connections Matter Georgia

The Connections Matter Georgia initiative is a collaboration between the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia focused on effectively educating communities about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, and resiliency. The Connections Matter Workshop is an interactive discussion0based program that can be taken in either two days (2 hours each day) OR one day (4 hours) via virtual Zoom format.

 

 


Connect Now!

Every day connections are more important than we ever believed. Science tells us that relationships have the power to shape our brains. Relationships help us learn better, work better, parent better. When we experience tough times, they help us heal. With each connection, we develop a healthier, stronger community. Connect Now provides an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and a glimpse into Connections Matter Georgia, a more in-depth, in-person training designed to engage community members in building caring connections to improve resiliency, prevent childhood trauma, and understand how our interactions with others can support those who have experienced trauma.

 

 


Contacto Saludable Para Niños y Jóvenes

Esta clase le dará algunas pautas sobre el contacto saludable entre adults y niños. Deseamos crear conciencia; conciencia de la necesidad de calidez y afecto de los niños, conciencia de las maneras seguras y respetuosas de interactuar con los niños, y conciencia de lo que es el desarrollo sexual saludable en los niños. Una vez que tenga esa conciencia, el contacto saludable y el afecto son más naturales y conscientes.

 

 


Espectadores Que Protegen a Los Niños Del Abuso Sexual 


Esta clase nos enseña cómo ser espectadores activos en la prevención y la reacción ante el abuso sexual de menores. Un espectador es una persona no involucrada directamente en una interacción, pero que percibe que algo no es seguro. Para ser un espectador, no es necesario que tengamos evidencia de que algo no es seguro. El instinto es suficiente para involucrarse. Un espectador también es alguien que presencia la violación de un límite o ve una situación de vulnerabilidad de otra persona.

                    

 


Healthy Touch for Children and Youth

Healthy Touch for Children and Youth teaches you some guidelines for healthy touch and safe and respectful ways to interact with children. This mini course is a supplement to Stewards of Children, a two-hour evidence-based course on preventing, responding, and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.

 

 


Paper Tigers Screening

The Paper Tigers film follows a year in the life of Lincoln Alternative High School. Paper Tigers captures the pain, the danger, the beauty, and the hopes of struggling teens— and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing their lives for the better. Lincoln Alternative High School has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students after the principal learned about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. Following this screening there will be a group discussion and we will hear from a panel of professionals who have expertise in the field of ACEs.

 

 


Prevent Now!

Prevent Now demonstrates the magnitude of the issue of child sexual abuse, its economic cost to our community and what the community has resolved to do about it - where we are currently and what still needs to be done. This Prevent Now Community Awareness event is for people who have an interest in creating a community safe from child sexual abuse, work with children, and/or professionals who work in the area of child abuse.

 

 


Resilience Documentary Film Screening

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope the film reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience also demonstrates ways to fight back, chronicling promising beginnings of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat toxic stress, and greatly improve the health of future generations.

 

 


Stewards of Children

Through the combination of research, education, and community advocacy, Darkness to Light uses a social behavior change approach to pioneer new training initiatives that bring child sexual abuse to the attention of a broader cultural conversation.

 

 


Talking with Children About Safety from Sexual Abuse

Talking with Children About Safety from Sexual Abuse teaches you how to talk with and listen to children about sexual abuse and personal safety. This mini course is a supplement to Stewards of Children, a two-hour evidence-based course on preventing, responding, and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse.

 

 


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