The Center for Child Protection’s Education Services offers educational programs to professionals, parents and community members on identification, reporting and prevention of child abuse and neglect. These services are offered free of charge and can be provided in both English and Spanish.
The Center for Child Protection is an approved CEU provider for the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners & Licensed Professional Counselors. Listed below are the various training options. The information provided can be tailored to your agency or group based on individual needs.
Child Abuse and Neglect Identification and Reporting
These trainings provide professionals who work with children the essentials of identifying the signs and symptoms of abuse, what to do if a child discloses abuse, how and when to report abuse, and what happens during the investigation.
Stewards of Children (Available English & Spanish)
Stewards of Children is a sexual abuse prevention training program that educates professionals, parents and other adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children and particularly appropriate for training staff and volunteers of youth-serving organizations (sports leagues, day care centers, after-school programs, children’s clubs, church groups and more). This revolutionary program is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child-protective behaviors with regard to sexual abuse of children. This program is available in-person and online.
The Stewards of Children training is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers, the National Board for Certified Counselors, the Texas Education Agency for continuing education units and is approved for both Youth Camp and Campus Programs for Minors training under the Texas Department of State Health Services: Sexual Abuse and Child Molestation Awareness and Examination Program: 25 TAB 265.12(g).
Child Sexual Abuse – What Every Adult Should Know
The purpose of this training is to help parents, professionals and other adults identify the behaviors and activities that perpetrators use to gain the trust of children and adults and to develop skills recognizing risks and responding appropriately. Child Sexual Abuse training is approved for both Youth Camp and Campus Programs for Minors training under the Texas Department of State Health Services: Sexual Abuse and Child Molestation Awareness and Examination Program: 25 TAB 265.12(g)
Tools for Parents and Caregivers
Workshops are available in a variety of topics. If you don’t see a topic you are looking for just ask. Examples of available workshops include:
- Child Sexual Abuse – What Every Parent Should Know
- Your Children and the Internet
- Effective Discipline and Building Self Esteem
- Child Development for New Parents – Ages, Stages and the Challenges of Each