Prevent Now! Child Sexual Abuse Prevention for Youth Serving Organizations
Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:30 pm
Classroom | Atlanta, GA
Prevention is possible.
As a provider of programming and services for youth, your organization can play a critical role in protecting the lives of children. You can help to put an end to child sexual abuse by training your staff and volunteers and by implementing a comprehensive child protection program. Ask any organization that has experienced a case of sexual abuse and they will tell you that knowing what they know now, there is NO amount of time that would have been too great to spend on prevention and educating their staff and volunteers.
"Prevent Now!" is offered by the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GACFCA) and is designed to bring members of the community together to hear about the problem of child sexual abuse; to learn about its human and economic impact; and to find out what the community is doing to prevent it. It will show that child sexual abuse is a problem that affects us all. It demonstrates that the cost, both human and economic, is high but that the solution of prevention is inexpensive and cost effective. Child sexual abuse can be stopped in real time. It doesn’t take millions of dollars or years of research in a lab; by participating in the solution, every adult in a community can be a part of a cultural change. Through these powerful messages, meeting participants are encouraged and motivated to play a role in the prevention effort. Participants will watch a powerful documentary and hear a presentation about the economic impact; but most importantly, we will discuss what is being done to solve the issue and how everyone can play a role. The "Prevent Now!" presentation will encourage participants to take the next step by participating in the Stewards of Children training so that they can learn the necessary steps to protect the children they serve from abuse.
Presenter: Tiffany Sawyer, Director of Prevention Services, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Tiffany Sawyer is the director of prevention services at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a child advocacy center whose mission is to facilitate the healing of children and families who have experienced child sexual abuse. She joined the staff of the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy in 2006. In her capacity at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Mrs. Sawyer is responsible for the statewide planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the Center’s statewide sexual abuse prevention initiative with the goal of training adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Prior to her work in Georgia she worked for three years as the associate director of programs at Darkness to Light, a national nonprofit for the prevention of child sexual abuse by putting the responsibility for prevention squarely on adult shoulders.
Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling (404) 880-0095. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.
Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call (404) 880-0095.