Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

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The CSSRC is pleased to announce the addition of trainings available for the prevention of child sexual abuse.

Margaret Ochoa, our Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Specialist is certified as an official trainer of the nationally-acclaimed Kempe Center Prevention Curriculum. She is available to present seminars on:

  • Prevention and Intervention

  • Understanding and Responding to Sexual Behavior of Children and Adolescents

  • Informed Supervision of Juveniles Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses, and

  • Therapeutic Caregiver's Role with Respect to Juveniles at Risk for Abusive Behaviors.

The trainings are targeted for adults, including early childhood educators, caregivers, mental health and child welfare providers, as well as other professionals, paraprofessionals, and parents working with children and adolescents. The curricula were developed at the Kempe Center, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. If you feel your community could benefit from any or all of these trainings, Margaret is eager to provide assistance.

 

*** All trainings are at no-cost ***

  • For school groups who cannot invest a full three hours in the Kempe Training:

    • Margaret is available for a 90-minute primer for your staff on Childhood Sexual Development, which covers commonly-expected behaviors from infancy through adolescence. The course alerts participants on potential red flags and includes discussion on why children might use sexual behavior to harm others.

  • Center staff is available for live, interactive training on Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse. This course includes identifiers of each category of harm, debunks myths around reporting, and emphasizes the three methods school staff need to utilize to meet their statutory obligation as reporters. 

  • As our youth spend more and more time engaged online academically, socially, and otherwise, we must empower ourselves to protect them. Cyber Safety/Digital Citizenship gives a rundown on general best practices with devices, demystifies some of the trending games and apps, explains the juvenile sexting law, and coaches adults how to help youth build a positive online presence. This is a great course for parent communities as well.

  • A critical prevention tool is Healthy Relationships. Facilitating discussion with youth helps them reject controlling and abusive behaviors and accept healthy norms. This course is an ideal "guest lecture" to reinforce what you are already teaching in health classes about consent, bystander intervention, and creating a culture of reporting.

  • Boundary Violations: Sexual Misconduct in Schools guides staff in identifying and responding to behaviors which might indicate that a colleague is presenting a risk to the children s/he is charged to protect. Tools including the law, policy, and ethics are used to facilitate discussion about proper relationships with students. Protection of licensure and reputation is central to concerns.

  • As part of an all-hazards emergency management plan, school districts must prevent, prepare, respond to, and recover from critical incidents. This includes incidents of Adult Sexual Misconduct. This course, designed for school teams, helps school personnel understand sexual harassment and work toward a collective agreement on appropriate behavior in order to prevent incidents or allegations of sexual misconduct. The school community needs to be prepared to recognize questionable behavior and respond appropriately if sexual misconduct is suspected. Finally, by working together, schools need to understand how to recover following an incident or allegation of sexual misconduct. | Course Length: 90 Mins

Contact Margaret to discuss details on the length of training, continuing education credits and all other logistics.

   303.239.4439

  Margaret.Ochoa@state.co.us

  


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