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For more information about scheduling a training separate from these events, please contact us at prevention@gacfca.org

Check out this year's Partner Videos!

Check out our Prevention Palooza Partner Videos from 2021!


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.

April 13, 2022 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

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Discussion Leader: Sarah Ren, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 

 


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.

April 19, 2022 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm

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Trainers: Nikki Berger, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Alex English, Vashti Center

 

April 28, 2022 from 9:30am to 12:00pm

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Trainers: Lea Bennett Fantom, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Tiffany Sawyer, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 

 


Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Awareness Training

(Human Trafficking)

The purpose of this course is to increase understanding of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and human trafficking and increase knowledge of community resources available to victims. Participants will also understand the trauma, abuse and victimization associated with commercial exploitation of children and become familiar with the warning signs that trafficking victims may display.

April 12, 2022 from 1:00- 2:00pm

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Trainers: Jennifer Hossler, MSW,  Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Lauren Salamacha, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 

April 25, 2022 from 12:00- 1:00pm

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Trainers: Amy Shipp, LCSW, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Starr Davis, the Starr Institute & Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 


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.

April 6 & 7, 2022 from 9:30am to 11:30am (You MUST attend both days for credit.)

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Trainers: LaDonna Collins, Rome/ Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth
Lea Bennett Fantom, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 

April 20, 2022 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

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Trainers: Nikki Berger, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Krista Gonce, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 

 


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.

April 8, 2022 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Facilitator: Traci Hurley, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

 

April 11, 2022 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Facilitator: Lea Bennett Fantom, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 


Internet Safety with Starr Davis

Child sexual abuse is an all-too-common, widespread issue. Many victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation live at home and attend school. These children interact with family, educators, youth-serving organizations, professionals, and the community. Therefore, awareness and prevention education are essential to protecting them. Because young people use digital technologies for everyday activities, this presentation will explain why internet safety matters, the risks associated with internet usage and how to teach them to protect themselves while online.

Thursday April 14, 2022

12:00-1:00pm

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Trainer: Starr Davis, the Starr Institute & Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 


Mandated Reporter

The in-depth facilitator-led Mandated Reporting training by Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Georgia gives participants the ability to recognize, react, and report child maltreatment, along with a scenario practice.

April 18, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Trainer: Steve Collins, Adults Protecting Children & Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 


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 on some of the themes in the film and how they relate to our own communities.

April 27, 2022 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

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Discussion Leader: Sarah Ren, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 

 


Protecting Children Through Active Bystanding

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.

April 15, 2022 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Facilitator: Lea Bennett Fantom, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 

April 26, 2022 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Facilitator: Sandy Chavarria, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 

 


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.

April 1, 2022 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

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Discussion Leader: Sarah Ren, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 

 


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.

April 5, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:30am

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Facilitator: Steve Collins, Adults Protecting Children & Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 

April 21, 2022 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm

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Facilitator: Tiffany Sawyer, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

 

 


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.

April 4, 2022 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Facilitator: Priti Griffin, Raise Me Up Foundation

 

April 22, 2022 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Facilitator: Jackie Taylor, Dalton Public Schools

 

April 29, 2022 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Facilitator: Traci Hurley, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

 



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