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Educational Outreach

Abbott House offers general educational programs on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Preventing Child Abuse (for Organizations or Parents and Individuals).

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

The objectives of our Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse program are for attendees to gain an understanding of:

  • The definitions of child abuse and how to recognize the signs of abuse
  • What to do and what not to do when a child discloses abuse
  • When and how to report child abuse
  • The facts and realities of child abuse
  • The mission and function of Abbott House as a nationally accredited Children's Advocacy Center
  • The various members of Cleveland County's Child Abuse Response and Treatment team and their respective roles before, during, and after an investigation

 

Preventing Child Abuse for Organizations

The objectives of our Preventing Child Abuse for Organizations program are for attendees to gain an understanding of:

  • The facts and realities of child abuse
  • How to reduce the risk of child abuse in organizations through screening, policies and training
  • How to recognize risky behaviors in adults
  • The role of professionals in the process of identifying and reporting child abuse

 

Preventing Child Abuse for Parents and Individuals

The objectives of our Preventing Child Abuse for Parents and Individuals program are for attendees to gain and understanding of:

  • The facts and realities of child abuse
  • How to talk to children about their bodies and boundaries
  • How to assess the safety of child/youth-serving organizations and care providers
  • Internet safety and how to protect children in the digital age
  • How to recognize and react responsibly to abuse

 

The presentation's content and length can be tailored to the needs of the group. Presentations can be conducted at the group's traditional meeting location, or for groups of 25 or less, presentations can be conducted at Mary Abbott Children's House with a tour of the facility included (optional).

 

For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Abbott House's Educational Outreach Coordinator, Bethany Holtslander-Petrone or by phone at 405-579-5800 ex 112.

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