The purpose of the education component is to empower our community with the tools and resources necessary to end child abuse. To do this, we provide training and educational opportunities regarding all aspects of child maltreatment; as well as prevention and awareness efforts to highlight the prevalence of abuse and how the community can work together to be a safer place for children.
Your FIRST Response
Arkansas leads the nation in the number of traumatized children. Northwest Arkansas leads the state in number of reported cases of child abuse. In 2019, Benton County alone reported 392 confirmed cases. Learn how to recognize, respond, and report when you suspect a child is being abused. Length: 90-120 minutes, also available in Spanish
From Trauma to Resilience: Comprehensive Trauma-Informed Care
Learn about the effects of toxic stress, the Adverse Childhood Experience study (ACEs), and tools needed to provide trauma-informed care. Length: 3-4 hours
Youth – Body Safety & Prevention
- Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
- 4th Grade – 6th Grade
- 7th Grade- 9th Grade
- 9th Grade – 12th Grade
Presentation geared towards specific age groups that focus on personal safety to reduce vulnerability in an empowering and positive way. Length: approx. 40 minutes
Parents & Families – Strengthening Families
Discuss the effects of trauma and ways to strengthen six protective factors for families, while reducing the risk of child abuse. Length: 90-120 minutes
Organizations – A Safer Sanctuary and Within Your Walls: Building Blocks for YSOs
Specifically developed to assist the faith communities and youth-serving organizations in developing policy and procedures to protect themselves from allegations and situations of abuse. Length: 90-120 minutes
Find out what we do, who we are, and ways to get involved and make a difference in our community. Length: 60 minutes
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Is there another topic you’d like to see covered? Please let us know – we want to customize our trainings to meet the needs of YOU!
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County is a provider of continuing education and professional development for the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE).