Session 2: Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse - 4-6pm
Having age-appropriate, open conversations about our bodies, sex, and boundaries is an important step in protecting children. Talking about personal safety and sex creates a protective bond between children and their caregivers. Participants in this session will learn how to talk with and listen to children about sexual abuse and personal safety.
Healthy kids, empowered adults and engaged communities are essential to prevent child abuse. This virtual prevention institute is designed to engage supportive adults and professionals throughout Napa County in child physical and sexual abuse prevention. The Napa Courage Center and NEWS Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Services have collaborated to offer a series of virtual education sessions from October 2020 through April 2021 in order to strengthen our community's capacity to protect children from harm.
We kick off our virtual prevention institute with Darkness To Light. Darkness To Light is a leader in child sexual abuse prevention and uses the power of behavior change to protect children. This four-part training will focus on the prevention of child sexual abuse, and is designed for parents, caregivers, and anyone who works with children.
Facilitator: Tracy Leonard
Tracy has been a Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitator for 6 years and Certified Instructor for 3 years having trained over 1,200 adults. Her newest venture is as the Principal and Owner of Safe Spaces www.sfspcs.com, a firm focusing on creating resilient families, communities, and organizations through workshops, trainings, technical assistance and consulting.