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Prevention Palooza

ACEs 101

Explore the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the transformative power of Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs). In this 1-hour presentation, participants will explore the connection between childhood experiences and long-term outcomes, gaining a deeper understanding of how early life events shape individuals’ health, behavior, and overall well-being.

April 10, 2024 9:00am-11:00am

Becoming a More Resilient Parent

Resilience is often thought of as the ability to bounce back from a tough time. In this training we’re going to look at resilience as bouncing forward. Parents frequently model resilience for their children. Our actions – no matter how small – can have a big impact on our children and ultimately, on our communities. This training will discuss our responses to stress, the impacts stress can have, and ways we can promote positive childhood experiences and create resilience through connection.

April 6, 2024 10:00am-12:00pm

April 8, 2024 1:00pm-3:00pm

April 23, 2024 10:00am-12:00pm

Being A Trusted Adult

Using practical information, resources, tips, and role-playing, adults will be empowered to support youth and learn how to confidently help them navigate situations that may arise in life. 

April 30, 2024 6:00pm-7:00pm


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 1, 2024 6:00pm-8:00pm

April 17, 2024 9:00am-11:30am

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, 2024 10:00am-12:00pm

April 15, 2024 10:00am-12:00pm


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 2, 2024 12:00pm-4:00pm

April 24 & 25, 2024 10:00am-12:00pm each day

Healthy Outcomes of Positive Experiences

HOPE (Healthy Outcomes of Positive Experiences) is an interactive workshop that covers the research behind Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) and their mitigating effects on ACEs and the Four Building Blocks of HOPE.

April 4, 2024 2:00pm-4:00pm

April 16, 2024 1:00pm-3:00pm

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.

April 5, 2024 12:00pm-1:00pm

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 3, 2024 10:00am-11:30am

April 22, 2024 10:00am-11:30am

Technical Assistance Resource Guide (TARG) 2.0 Presentation

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GCCA) has taken on the leadership role in the process of updating the state’s Child Sexual Abuse, Exploitation and Trafficking Prevention Education Technical Assistance Resource Guide (TARG). With the addition of legislative mandates from the state to provide sexual abuse prevention education in grades K-9 and education on human trafficking in grades 6-12, there’s truly a need for guidance on implementation and best practice for prevention education in our schools and youth-serving organizations.

The review committee - composed of child abuse, exploitation and trafficking prevention education experts, GA Department of Education, DFCS –have reviewed several new prevention education programs to ensure they cover specific topics with the depth and scope outlined in our state mandates and health education standards. Several programs meet the state’s standards and a few programs go beyond the standard and meet best practice in the field. The updated TARG will be widely distributed throughout Georgia, encouraging schools and youth serving organizations to implement prevention education with best practice. Attendees of this session will be the first to receive the TARG 2.0 once it is released later this year.

April 19, 2024 11:00am-1:00pm

Triple P- Positive Parenting Program

Practitioners introduce parents to the five key principles of positive parenting that form the basis of Triple P. These principles are:
• Ensuring a safe engaging environment.
• Creating a positive learning environment.
• Using assertive discipline.
• Having reasonable expectations.
• Looking after yourself as a parent.

April 18, 2024 12:00pm-2:00pm

Understanding & Supporting Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior

This workshop will provide general information including definitions, statistics, continuum of sexual behavior, key risk and protective factors, important myths vs facts, and current research.

April 11, 2024 9:00am-11:00am

April 26, 2024 12:00pm-2:00pm

For more information about scheduling a training separate from these events, please contact us at

Our Impact in 2023

  • Units of Service to Ensure Ongoing Safety & Well-being

    14, 676

  • Forensic Interviews


  • Adults Trained

    15, 238

  • Hours of Therapy


  • DeKalb County
  • Fulton County
  • DHS
  • National Children's Alliance
    National Children's Alliance
  • DOJ
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