Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (1.5 hour)
This training will inform participants about the four types of abuse and the physical and behavioral signs and symptoms of each. Participants will learn what factors may lead a person to abuse a child. Participants will discuss the laws that surround reporting child abuse and neglect and what information to obtain before making a report of suspected child abuse and neglect. Participants will also learn the importance of the prevention of child abuse and neglect as well as the short and long-term effects of abuse on children and society.
Child Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (half day, full day, or 2-day)
Participants will learn about the five types of abuse, power and control, and the cycle of violence. All of the different forms of child exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) are discussed, and the impact of this exposure on children emotionally, cognitively, behaviorally, and developmentally is covered. Participants will also learn how to work with children exposed to IPV and the non-offending parent. This training includes practical engagement strategies, reporting processes, and identification of resources and services.
Companies That Serve Children: Keeping Kids Safe (half day or full day)
Companies Who Serve Children is a Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention training for organizations who work with high volumes of children and want to better educate their staff on keeping children safe. This training will provide their adult staff with basic info on NJ child abuse and neglect data, identifying risk factors, establishing prevention policies, identifying and reporting incidents when needed, helping organizations create Codes of Conduct for staff.
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking 101: Overview & Prevention (2 hour, half day or full day)
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to define DMST and the conditions that support it, identify signs and red flags of potential victims, and how to report and implement prevention strategies to protect youth from trafficking.
Emotional Abuse Prevention (2 hour)
The American Academy of Pediatrics cites emotional abuse as the most challenging and prevalent form of abuse. This training will address the complexities of emotional abuse and give participants an understanding of what is considered abuse and what is not. While prevalence, harm and risk factors will be discussed, prevention will be the focus.
Enough Abuse: Sexual Abuse Prevention (2 hour)
If you want to reduce risk and prevent trauma caused by child sexual abuse, these workshops can help. We are pleased to offer these sessions on prevention methods and the effects of child sexual abuse and victimization.
We offer three workshops from the Enough Abuse Campaign, including:
→ Enough Abuse: Strategies for your Family and Community
→ Understanding & Responding to the Sexual Behaviors of Children
→ It’s Not Just Jenna
From Awareness to Action: Bullying/Peer Abuse Prevention (1.5 hour)
Find out how we can all make a difference in classrooms and cafeterias, and on buses and other school grounds. Participants will learn what bullying looks like, who is at risk for becoming a target, recognizing red flags, strategies for intervening, and understanding your district’s Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) policy.
From Survivor to Thriver: Working with Victims of Sexual Exploitation (full day)
From Survivor to Thriver: Working with Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC) teaches helping professionals to support victims of CSEC through their recovery process. The training reviews trauma and trauma informed principles and provides skill-building techniques of Motivational Interviewing. It covers the impact of trauma, responding to victims, the stages of change, additional resources, and vicarious trauma of family members and professionals.
Healing Hearts: Trauma (2 hour or full-day)
- The Healing Hearts Series of workshops provides an overview of the impact of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the developing child. Teachers, administrators and staff who work with children will learn how trauma/toxic stress impacts a child’s brain, body and development; thus affecting a child’s behavior. Participants will learn healthy, nurturing strategies to “repack the backpack” and promote a calm, learning environment, as well as receive resources to continue their learning after the training.
We offer seven workshops from the Healing Hearts Series, including:
- Trauma 101
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Trauma & Resilience
- Trauma and the Importance of Self-Care
- Parent Workshop
- Advanced Strategies Part 1
- Advanced Strategies Part 2
Protective Factors (2 hour, half day or full day)
Participants will learn about the 5 protective factors—Parental Resilience, Social Connections, Concrete Support in Times of Need, Knowledge of Parenting and Development, and Social Emotional Competence of Children— and how to strengthen families to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.
Promoting Healthy Interactions: Positive Discipline (2 hour)
This workshop will encourage parents and professionals to explore the meanings behind behaviors. Attendees with learn about temperament, examine challenging behaviors, consider responses to behaviors, and understand the difference between discipline and punishment.
Safety, Confidentiality and Boundaries (2 hour)
Provides information, reminders and tools for personal safety in the office and in the field, plus definitions/overview/importance of confidentiality and boundary setting when working with families. Interactive training includes lecture, small and large group discussion, case studies, and review of workplace policies when available.