Data Dive: Exploring the Needs and Strengths of Your Community
There are so many state and community level data resources available for organizations to utilize when doing community needs assessments, funding rationales, or program/policy evaluation. Join Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and Rebecca Rice with KIDS COUNT as we dive into data-driven child advocacy. The KIDS COUNT Data Center maintains the best available data and statistics on the educational, social, economic and physical well-being of children. Rebecca will demonstrate how data tools are used by communities to improve child and family well-being. Rebecca will also introduce the Get Georgia Reading Data tool which was developed to help state and local leaders understand and address the challenges our children are facing on the path to literacy.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Gearing Up for Child Abuse Prevention Month 2019
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and Jennifer Stein with the Family Resource Center of Northeast Georgia share tools and tips on how to prepare for Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month in April! We provide sample communications pieces and community event ideas to be used during CAP Month and year round to help promote awareness, educate the general public, and also target specific audiences.
The more we can show people how simple actions can prevent child abuse and neglect, the more people will understand how it is preventable.
Sexual Abuse Prevention in Schools
A New Georgia Mandate
Children need stable and nurturing relationships and environments for healthy development. It takes parents, caregivers and RESOURCES to make that happen.
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia is proud to announce the launch of the 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline companion tool. Find supportive programs near you on the interactive map! This tool contains over 3,000 organizations and programs around the state that support families.
Civic Dinners Webinar
Presenter: Jenn Graham, Founder and CEO of Civic Dinners
As a part of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month 2018, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia has partnered with the Prevention and Community Support Section of DFCS, in inviting organizations across Georgia to host Civic Dinners on the topic of ‘Nurturing Communities’ to bring more people into conversation around creating safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments for all children.
Civic Dinners is a civic engagement platform that uses technology to bring diverse voices to the table for face-to-face conversations that matter. Join Jenn Graham, Founder and CEO of Civic Dinners, as she discusses the concept behind Civic Dinners and how you can host your own Civic Dinners on Nurturing Communities.
Engaging Communities of Faith in Child Abuse Prevention Month
Presenters: Pamela Perkins Carn, Coordinator of Interfaith Children’s Movement and Naeshia McDowell, Program Coordinator of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
The Intersection of CSEC Victims and Gangs: How Do We Learn From Survivors to Prevent Future Victims?
Presenter: Latera Davis, Director of Victim and Volunteer Services at the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Objective: The purpose of this presentation is to educate and raise awareness on the impact of sexual exploitation of girls within gangs. The link between child maltreatment, sex trafficking and gangs is explored. Finally, this presentation will discusses criminal street gang culture and the emerging trend of domestic minor sex trafficking being used as a means to exploit girls and support criminal related activities.
Advocacy & Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
Objective: Understand how to re-frame the discussion around child maltreatment from extreme media coverage and statistics into positive community action and advocacy during legislative session in Georgia.
Presenters: Jyll Walsh, Program Coordinator at Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and Polly McKinney, Advocacy Director at Voices for Georgia’s Children
Polly McKinney has worked for more than two decades in communications, film and video production, advocacy, and policy development, much of her work supporting the objectives of non-profit organizations that focus on social services and education. She was a legacy adviser for former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller and worked for national and statewide political ad campaigns.Previously, she has served as executive director for the League of Women Voters of Georgia and communications director for the Southern States Energy Board. She currently serves as the advocacy director for Voices for Georgia’s Children, an organization that supports the implementation of health, justice, welfare and education policies beneficial to children.
Partnering with Dads
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia partnered with Professional Excellence in this unique Ask the Expert session.
Experts featured are Darrell Green (Professional Excellence Program and father), Clinton Boyd Jr.(SafeCare and father), and Shannon Self-Brown (Associate Director for Research & Development in the National SafeCare Training and Research Center) in an interactive and open dialogue about what it means to not only “Identify” fathers, but how to engage and involve them in a partnership, by helping them firmly establish a relationship with their children.