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APSAC Shielding Childhood: A Four Week Journey Through Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, and Universal Child Abuse Prevention During Child Abuse Prevention Month

Training Overview

APSAC is presenting a four-week training on child abuse prevention in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Week 1: Primary Prevention – Building Resilient Communities

Presented by Catherine Taylor, PhD, LCSW, MPH – April 3rd, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

  • Introduction to Child Abuse Prevention Month and Public Health Week
  • Understanding the root causes and risk factors of child abuse
  • Promoting positive parenting techniques and nurturing environments
  • Community engagement strategies: fostering supportive networks and resources
  • Educating stakeholders on recognizing and reporting signs of abuse

Week 2: Secondary Prevention – Early Intervention and Support Systems

Presented by Rhonda Newton, MEd РApril 16th, 12:00 Р1:00 PM ET

  • Identifying vulnerable populations and at-risk families
  • Strengthening early intervention programs and support services
  • Training professionals in trauma-informed care and intervention techniques
  • Collaboration between social services, healthcare, and educational institutions

Week 3: Tertiary Prevention – Healing and Recovery

Presented by Cheryl Lanktree, PhD – April 23rd, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

  • Addressing the long-term effects of abuse on individuals and families
  • Accessing therapeutic interventions and mental health support
  • Promoting resilience and post-traumatic growth in survivors

Week 4: Universal Prevention – Creating a Culture of Child Safety

Presented by Stacie LeBlanc, JD, MEd – April 30th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

  • Implementing simple, low-cost prevention programs in organizations, schools and communities
  • Fostering a culture of reporting and supporting beyond the report
  • Promoting positive social norms and attitudes towards child well-being
  • Engaging stakeholders in ongoing efforts to protect children from abuse

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