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FACTS

  • North American statistics report that 1 in 4 girls & 1 in 7 boys will be sexually abused before they are 18 yrs old.
  • On average, kids will be abused for months & years before they tell anyone without  in-depth sexual abuse &
       safety education.
  • Majority of the sexual abusers will be known (and maybe trusted) to the child and family.  Abusers are usually
       relatives, family friends, neighbours, coaches,  babysitters, or anyone else who has continued access to children.
  • Parents need to be aware of the reality that their children are most likely to be sexually abused by someone
       that they know rather than a stranger, so it's extremely important that children have proper knowledge on this
       topic
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    Kids will learn
  • Information about child sexual abuse that is age appropriate.
  • In-depth safety education on touches.
  • To distinguish between OK (acceptable) and NOT OK (unacceptable) touches.
  • To distinguish between good and bad secrets.
  • What to do if they are ever in an unsafe or abusive situation.
  • Tricks that abusers will use to lure them or keep them from telling anyone about the abuse.
  • Coping skills to deal when they are feeling angry, upset, worried, or lonely.
  • Other valuable information & skills.

    Parents will learn

  • All the above.
  • How to educate & talk about sexual abuse and proper safety skills with children.
  • To be comfortable talking about the subject of sexual abuse with children. 
  • Confidence talking to kids or teens who have experienced sexual abuse. 
  • What to do if a child discloses that he or she has experienced sexual abuse.  
  • How to identify the common signs & symptoms of sexual abuse.

    Professionals (teachers/counsellors/therapists & others) will learn

  • All the above.
  • How to work with children & teens who have experienced sexual abuse by providing the first step of sexual abuse
       treatment which is psychoeducation to both kids & their non-offending supportive caregiver(s).
  • To be comfortable talking about the subject of sexual abuse with their clients.  
  • Confidence working with clients who have been sexually abused.
  • What to do if a child discloses that he or she has experienced sexual abuse.
  • How to identify the common signs & symptoms of sexual abuse.
  • Excellent tool for experienced or non-experienced workers in the sexual abuse field.