Free Springdale Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Thursday

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The Washington County Children’s Safety Center (CSC) will host a free child sexual abuse prevention training on Thursday evening. is pretty good for parents who want to know more about the signs to look for in child abuse – especially child sexual abuse – because I think that’s often something that isn’t talked about enough, d OK, but it happens a lot here in our community,” said program director Casey Atwood. So far in 2022, CSC has seen around 250 children abused, according to Atwood. She said about 90% of these children have been seen for sexual abuse. “I would also like people to know that 90% of children are abused by someone they know and trust, so we need to kind of get out of that ‘stranger danger’ mindset and the person with the candy in the van,” Atwood said. “It’s really not very realistic.” The Children’s Safety Center provides free training to parents, caregivers and community professionals on how to recognize and respond appropriately to allegations of all forms of child abuse. Training is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Building, 5288 W. Don Tyson Parkway, Springdale. You can RSVP until class starts by emailing [email protected] There will be another training via Zoom on Thursday, April 21 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The Washington County Children’s Safety Center (CSC) will host a free child sexual abuse prevention training on Thursday evening.

The training, open to all members of the community, will cover signs and symptoms of abuse, internet safety and the body safety program.

“It’s pretty good for parents who want to know more about the signs to look for in child abuse – especially child sexual abuse – because I think that’s often something that’s not talked about. enough, isn’t it, but it happens a lot here in our community,” said program director Casey Atwood.

So far in 2022, CSC has seen around 250 children abused, according to Atwood. She said about 90% of these children have been seen for sexual abuse.

“I would also like people to know that 90% of children are abused by someone they know and trust, so we need to kind of get out of that ‘stranger danger’ mindset and the person with the candy in the van,” Atwood said. “It’s really not very realistic.”

the Child Safety Center provides free training to parents, caregivers and community professionals on how to recognize and respond appropriately to allegations of all forms of child abuse.

Training runs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Building, 5288 W. Don Tyson Parkway, Springdale. You can RSVP until class starts by emailing [email protected]

There will be another training via Zoom on Thursday, April 21, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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