Workshops for Youth Professionals
Dear Educator or Youth Professional,
As a youth professional, you are in a unique position to prevent child sexual assault.
Not only can you empower children in your care and educate their parents, but you can also advocate for institutional policies and procedures that support child safety.
When you offer a Parenting Safe Children Professional Training, your staff will learn very specific tools to keep your organization – whether it’s an agency, school, hospital, health group, place of faith, or youth group-off limits to sexual abuse.
In addition, I educate staff on disclosure and reporting requirements.
The Parenting Safe Children prevention model was developed over three decades in the field and significantly reduces the victimization rate of children whose caretakers adopt and enforce it.
Do the right thing.
Adopt our prevention model at your organization or school today.
Feather Berkower, LCSW
PS—Yes, we provide certificates of attendance for your continuing education (CEU)! Please check with your accrediting agency to make sure they’ll accept it.
PPS—And if you want to go even further, you can also click here to book a policy audit. We will help you implement policies, practices, and training that protect the children in your care from sexual assault. This will help you mitigate risk, build an organization that is “off limits” to sexual assault, and do your part in keeping children in your community safe.
I am also available for professional phone consultations, if you just want to discuss a situation you’re dealing with.
Youth Professional Training Workshop Curriculum
1. Youth Professional Education
You will learn what makes children vulnerable to sexual assault:
“Who do adults who sexually harm target and why?”
“How do adults who sexually harm groom children?”
“What are the warning signs that a child, teen, or adult may be harming a child sexually?”
“What is the difference between age-appropriate sexual behavior and problematic sexual behavior?”
2. Building Safe Schools and Youth Organizations
You will learn policies, screening techniques, and reporting guidelines for your organization:
“What are the characteristics of safe organizations?”
“What questions might an informed parent ask when screening you?”
“What are grooming behaviors, and how do you intervene if you are concerned about someone grooming a child?”
“What basic policies ought to be in place to keep schools, places of faith, and youth organizations off limits to sexual assault?”
“How do you handle concerning behaviors of colleagues?”
“How do you handle sexual assault disclosures from children?”
“How do you respond to a child if they disclose sexual assault?”
“What are your reporting responsibilities when you know or suspect abuse of a child?”
3. Child Empowerment
You will learn body-safety rules that help keep children safe while in your care:
“What are the roles of boundaries and privacy in keeping children safe?”
“What is the line between appropriate and inappropriate touch of children in your care?”
“How can you answer children’s questions appropriately regarding sex and sexual development?”
“How can body-safety rules be applied in your organization?”
“How can you intervene effectively when children in your care are exploring sexually?”
If you are interested in bringing the Parenting Safe Children Professional Training Workshop to your organization, email or call to discuss format, pricing, or other questions.
If you are interested in attending an already scheduled Parenting Safe Children Professional Training Workshop as a youth professional, check out our calendar for available dates.
If staff members would like continuing education units, we can provide certificates of attendance.