About the Training Through its statewide prevention initiative, The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, in partnership with Fayette FACTOR, presents "Darkness to Light’s- Stewards of Children" child abuse prevention training.
Who should take the training? Any youth-serving organization (churches, sports/recreation leagues, camps, daycares, medical professionals, etc.) should take part in this initiative. Stewards of Children training helps to increase awareness of the prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse. Our hope is to equip adults in the community with skills to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly. Organizations, as well as individuals, can be proactive in creating policies and procedures that reflect a commitment to the protection of children. This should include knowing the types of situations in which abuse might occur and strategies to avert thOse situations.
Why take the training? Child sexual abuse is a pervasive public health problem, costing taxpayers millions of dollars each year, and causing devastating harm to thousands of victims. It affects every part of our society. Research shows that 1 in 10 children is sexually abused before the age of 18, yet only 10% of victims ever disclose their abuse. PCA Fayette's mission is to shift the societal perspective on child sexual abuse by giving Stewards of Children training to adults in our community. We believe educating adults to protect all children against child sexual abuse will ultimately reduce the occurence.
Let’s make Fayette County a safe place for all children. Join Prevent Child Abuse Fayette in reaching our goal of training adults, especially those in youth serving capacities. If you are part of a youth-serving organization, or just a concerned adult, contact PCA Fayette about this important training. Together we can change the way our community responds to child sexual abuse and protect the innocence of our youth.
Next Steps If you are interested in Stewards of Children training, PCA Fayette will come to your location and provide training for a group. Or, if you are an individual, you may sign up for one of our public training events. The training costs only $15 per person and includes an interactive workbook. Facilitator-led training typically takes about 2 hours. Continuing Education Units (CEU) are provided for LPC, LCSW, LMFT, GNA, POST, and CLE. To host training at your organization, or to find out more, contact Becky Smith (404-291-1602) FACTOR Executive Director, or Krista Gonce, MA, Regional Prevention Coordinator for The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (678) 904-2880.