Prevent Child Abuse Fayette will hold its 5th Annual Benefit Dinner on Tuesday April 22. As in years past, some of our finest community leaders will become "servant" leaders for the night - serving dinner to our banquet guests as they listen to Penn State University Faculty Member Sandra Weaver.
Ms. Weaver is the Compliance Specialist for Youth Programs at Penn State University. Her position did not exist during the horrific days when Penn State faced allegations of child sexual abuse on campus. Penn State learned some very hard lessons from that experience. Ms. Weaver is going to share with us what came out of the grief and pain that hit the university, the community and, more importantly, the victims. She will explain the policies and procedures that came out of this tragedy and tell us about the initiatives that were born out of that pain.
Proper education on this topic can help us to protect our community. The money from this Benefit Dinner will go towards free Child Abuse education for educators, child care workers, church youth workers etc... One properly trained adult can protect an average of ten children! Our goal is to educate every single person that works in education in Fayette County plus as many more as we can!
There are four ways that you can get involved in this project: donate money for training materials, purchase a table, support a server at the benefit dinner or purchase an item from our silent online auction. Use the links in the column next to this article to participate
FACTOR General Collaborative Meets the
4th Monday Each Month at Grace Evangelical Church
164 Flat Creek Trail, Fayetteville.
Lunch & Networking 11:30 AM.
Program at Noon. (see News & Meetings page for details)
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5th Annual PCA Benefit Dinner Servers
Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
Traditionally programs have been designed to prevent child sexual abuse by teaching children to protect their bodies and to tell an adult if they were ever touched inappropriately. While this is important information for children to know, there is no proof that these programs have long-term eﬀectiveness in reducing the rate of child sexual abuse. Further, we know that 90% of child molesters are known and trusted by their victims. It puts undue pressure on children to take on responsibility for protecting themselves.
A child is not capable of protecting himself or herself. It is the responsibility of adults to protect children from sexual abuse, just as adults are responsible for protecting children when they ride in a vehicle, or when childhood vaccines are required.
If you are a provider of programming and services for children, youth and families, your organization can play a critical role in protecting the lives of children. You can help put an end to child sexual abuse by training your staff and volunteers in the Stewards of Children Training.
Prevention is possible. By participating in the solution, every adult can be a part of a cultural change to end child sexual abuse.
State Senator Valencia Seay visited our Collaborative Meeting!
FACTOR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Fayette County Family Connection collaborative umbrella organization and is part of GA Family Connection Network, a statewide public/private network working to improve the quality of life for Georgia's children, families, and communities.
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