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Prevent Child Abuse Georgia offers a variety of low or no cost trainings that help communities and family serving organizations understand the vital role they play in child abuse prevention. Trainings touch on topics such as early child development, protective factors, and how to report suspected abuse.
In times of crisis and economic insecurity, rates of child abuse and neglect increase. However, reports to Georgia’s Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline have declined dramatically during the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. When children stay at home, they are isolated from places where adults often look out for their safety and well-being including schools, child care facilities, places of worship and other public areas.
** We are not taking in-person training requests for dates from now until the end of April based on best practices to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
We recommend the following online trainings:
Free In-Person Mandated Reporter Training (BFTS Credit Available)
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia has trained professionals throughout the state of Georgia to deliver Mandated Reporter Training to communities, professionals, or groups who wish to have in-person training.
Mandated Reporter Training Objectives:
- Understand how the laws around mandated reporting affect you
- Define four types of abuse and related indicators
- Describe the process for handling a disclosure of abuse
- Follow the basic procedure for reporting suspected child abuse
Child serving professionals and volunteers may suspect child abuse or have a child disclose abuse to them through their work with children. However, barriers such as fear of reporting, the inability to recognize all forms of child maltreatment, and vague organizational policies may prevent professionals from making a report of child maltreatment.
Request an in-person Mandated Reporter training by filling out the form below. PCA GA also delivers a one-day Training of the Trainer for professionals who have a need to deliver mandated reporter trainings to others.
Stewards of Children Training (BFTS Credit Available)
The Stewards of Children training curriculum is a sexual abuse prevention training program developed by a Charleston, SC based nonprofit, Darkness to Light (D2L), and is the only adult-focused, evidence-informed curriculum proven to increase knowledge and attitudes about child sexual abuse and to change behaviors promoting protective factors. The Georgia initiative is led by the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy.
The one-time 2 ½ hour Stewards of Children program is available through a group session led by an authorized facilitator as well as online. The training is appropriate for parents as well as professionals and volunteers in youth-serving organizations such as schools, faith centers, camps, child care centers, sports leagues, and clubs.
- Increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences, and circumstances of child sexual abuse
- New skills to help adults prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
- Positive change to organizational policies and procedures
- Individual empowerment through a personal prevention plan
*There is a $15 per person cost associated with this training
Human Traffic Proof the ATL is a human trafficking awareness training developed by the International Human Trafficking Institute (IHTI). IHTI leads the Metro Atlanta Coalition to End Human Trafficking. The mission of the IHTI is to leverage the resources of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. as a thought leader and convener to foster the collective efforts to dramatically reduce human trafficking activities in the city of Atlanta, state of Georgia, and the Southeast region of the United States.
According to the Urban Institute, Metro Atlanta is the #1 major city in underground illegal commercial sex activities, and YouthSpark’s Demand Study found 12,400 men each month in Georgia pay for sex with a young female. As a community we can work together to end this.
The one hour training, which covers labor trafficking and sex trafficking, is led by an authorized facilitator. The training is appropriate for professionals, parents, youth serving organizations, for-profits, non-profits, companies, faith centers and more.
The training has 3 main components which encompass learning outcomes: Learn, See, and Do.
- Learn about the goals of IHTI.
- Learn how to define Human Trafficking (Labor and Sex Trafficking).
- Increase Knowledge of how persons are exploited for labor and sexual purposes.
- Increase awareness on how to recognize labor and sexual trafficking.
- Develop awareness of what each person can do to reduce the demand for labor and sex trafficking.
Housed at PCA Georgia, Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG) offers trainings on the Five Protective Factors. The SFG training includes six individual 2-hour SFG modules for face-to-face presentations. Read each training modules description and objectives here.
- Strengthening Families Georgia: An Effective Approach to Supporting Families and Communities (overview)
- Strengthening Families Through Parental Resilience
- Strengthening Families Through Social Connections
- Strengthening Families Through Knowledge of Child Development
- Strengthening Families Through Concrete Support in Times of Need
- Strengthening Families through the Promotion of Social and Emotional Competence in Children
Audience: family and child serving professionals, community agencies, school or early care employees, or anyone who is interested in supporting families in their area.
Every day connections are more important than we ever believed. Science tells us that relationships have the power to shape our brains. Relationships help us learn better, work better, parent better. When we experience tough times, they help us heal. With each connection, we develop a healthier stronger community.
Connections Matter Georgia is an in-person training designed to engage community members in building caring connections to:
• Improve resiliency,
• Prevent childhood trauma (ACEs), and
• Understand how our interactions with others can support those who have experienced trauma.
The Georgia Connections Matter initiative is a collaboration between the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia.
To request an in-person training, groups must have between 5 and 60 participants.
*NO in-person training requests will be taken for dates prior to April 30th. You may request training for dates after May 1st.
Please contact Naeshia McDowell with any questions regarding trainings, firstname.lastname@example.org.