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Stewards of Children, a free public training that empowers adults to protect children from sexual abuse

Date(s): 2/27/2014

9am-11am

Charlottesville
The Foothills Child Advocacy Center (Foothills) is offering Stewards of Children, a free public training that empowers adults to protect children on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th St. Extended, Room B.

To register, call Jane Tirrell, the Foothills administrative coordinator, at 434-971-7233, extension 0, or via e-mail at jtfoothills@gmail.com, by Monday, Feb. 24.

The Stewards of Children program is designed for every adult that is concerned about the safety and well-being of children and educates them to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program believes and teaches that child safety is the responsibility of adults and gives adults the tools necessary to protect children.

The program is ideal for training staff and volunteers of organizations that serve children and adolescents; it is also appropriate for parents, grandparents, and any adults who care about children.

The training will be conducted by Rachel Thielmann, the Foothills prevention education specialist, who is an authorized Stewards of Children facilitator with Darkness to Light.

Foothills has offered this program since 2010, and more than 80 sessions have been held, with more than 1,300 persons completing the training.
Jane Tirrell, Administrative Coordinator, jtfoothills@gmail.com, 434-971-7233

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