Workshops for Professionals
Dear Educator or Youth Professional,
As a professional, you are in a unique position to prevent child sexual assault. Not only can you empower children in your care and educate their parents, but you can also advocate for institutional policies and procedures that support child safety.
When you offer a PSC Professional Training Workshop, your staff will learn very specific tools to keep your organization-whether it’s an agency, school, hospital, health group, place of faith, or youth group-off limits to sexual offenders. In addition, I educate staff on disclosure and reporting requirements.
The Parenting Safe Children prevention model was developed over three decades in the field and is proven to significantly reduce the victimization rate of kids whose caretakers adopt and enforce it.
Do the right thing.
Adopt our prevention model at your institution today.
Feather Berkower, LCSW
PS—Yes, we provide certificates of attendance for your continuing education (CEU)! Please check with your accrediting agency to make sure they’ll accept it.
PPS—And if you want to go even further, you can also click here to book a policy audit. We will help you implement policies, practices, and training that protect the children in your care from sexual assault. This will help you mitigate risk, build an organization that is “off limits” to sexual assault, and do your part in keeping children in your community safe.
I am also available for professional phone consultations, if you just want to discuss a situation you’re dealing with.
Professional Training Workshop Curriculum
1. Professional Education
You will learn what makes children vulnerable to sexual assault.
“Who do adult sexual offenders target and why?”
“How do adult sexual offenders groom children?”
“What are the warning signs that a child, teen, or adult may be harming a child sexually?”
“What is the difference between age-appropriate sexual behavior and problematic sexual behavior?”
2. Building Safe Schools and Youth Organizations
You will learn policies, screening techniques, and reporting guidelines for your organizations. “What are the characteristics of safe organizations?”
“What questions might an informed parent ask when screening you?”
“What basic policies ought to be in place to keep schools, places of faith, and youth organizations off limits to sexual offenders?”
“How do you handle concerning behaviors of colleagues?”
“How do you handle sexual assault disclosures from children?”
“How do you respond to a child if they disclose sexual assault?”
“What are your reporting responsibilities when you know or suspect abuse of a child?”
3. Child Empowerment
You will learn body-safety rules that help keep children safe while in your care.
“What are the roles of boundaries and privacy in keeping kids safe?”
“What is the line between appropriate and inappropriate touch of children in your care?”
“How can you answer children’s questions appropriately regarding sex and sexual development?”
“How can body-safety rules be applied in your organization?”
“How can you intervene effectively when children in your care are exploring sexually?”
If you are interested in bringing the Parenting Safe Children Professional Training Workshop to your organization, email or call to discuss format, pricing, or other questions. If you live outside the Denver Metro area or outside of Colorado, you may wish to purchase the Parenting Safe Children Online Workshop, even though it’s geared toward parents.
If staff members would like continuing education units, we can provide certificates of attendance.