Strategies for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Training Overview

National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College is hosting a training opportunity for professionals in law enforcement, prosecution, and related court officials with Detective Edward Merritt.

Learn new strategies to assist in the prevention of child abuse. The strategies taught will focus on the five different forms of prevention that will give a holistic approach in moving forward with a plan for the prevention of child abuse.

These five forms are

  • After the fact
  • Personal responsibility
  • Environmental design
  • Policy development
  • Addressing societal norms

About Trainer

Sally Kimel-Sheppard, Executive Director, Envision Athens and NCJTC Associate.

Sally is a clinically licensed social worker, working with survivors of child abuse and sexual assault through the Piedmont Judicial Circuit in Georgia. Her career began as a child therapist and forensic interviewer at The Tree House, Children’s Advocacy Center. After working with over 1000 children while at The Tree House, Sally became the Executive Director of The Cottage; a sexual assault center and children’s advocacy center in Athens, Georgia. During her 15 years at The Cottage, Sally developed programs and statewide standards for both sexual assault centers and children’s advocacy centers in Georgia. Sally also served at the Board of Directors Chairperson for the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia. In 2022, Sally joined Envision Athens, where she works with governmental, non-profit and other agencies to address issues affecting the quality of life in Athens, Georgia. Sally has a passion in working with others to fight against child abuse.

Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize ways to use tools to aid in child abuse prevention
  • Identify ways to teach children and caregivers to protect children
  • Demonstrate innovative ways to combine prevention strategies to lessen incidents of child abuse

Is This Training For You?

  • Community Member
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Court System Personnel
  • Educator
  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Support
  • Prosecutors
  • Social Workers
  • Tribes/Tribal Partners
  • Victim Service Providers

Register through NCJTC



August 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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National Criminal Justice Training Center Fox Valley Technical College
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