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PREVENTION

Education is the key to ending child abuse

2723

Community members trained

86 %

of child sexual abuse goes unreported

90 %

of children know and trust their abuser

TRAINING For Everyone

We’re excited to offer a variety of free prevention trainings in English and Spanish.

All parents face challenges when it comes to raising their kids and keeping them safe. We're here to help. Learning how to openly communicate with your child and provide healthy and safe environments is key to preventing and reporting child abuse.

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Protecting Children Online (Internet Safety)

1-1.5 Hours
In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the various aspects of the internet in which children may be involved with. They will learn various threats that children might encounter while online and how to implement precautions and safeguards to create a safe online environment for children. This workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.
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How to Talk to Kids About Body Safety

1-1.5 Hours
Having age-appropriate, open conversations about our bodies, boundaries, safety, and sex is an important step in protecting children. In this training, participants will learn about what we can teach our kids to reduce their risk of sexual abuse, how to use every day opportunities to talk with children about body safety, and receive examples of how to have these conversations with children of all ages. Workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.
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Preventing Sexual Abuse: What Every Parent/Guardian Needs to Know

1-1.5 Hours
The most important step to keeping children safe is prevention. In this workshop, participants will learn the facts and misconceptions of child abuse, how to recognize and reduce risk, and effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse. This workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.
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5 Steps to Protecting Our Kids

1-1.5 Hours
This training will help parents identify behaviors and activities that perpetrators use to gain the trust of children and adults, develop skills to recognize and prevent risks and learn to respond appropriately to suspicions of abuse.

Mandated reporters play a crucial role in ending child abuse and neglect in Travis County. Our free education trainings will help you recognize, respond and report child abuse.

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5 Steps to Protecting Our Kids

1-1.5 Hours
This training will help parents identify behaviors and activities that perpetrators use to gain the trust of children and adults, develop skills to recognize and prevent risks and learn to respond appropriately to suspicions of abuse.
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Polyvagal Training

1 – 2.5 Hours
Using Dr. Bruce Perry’s evidence-based approach on NMT and Dr. Porges approach on Polyvagal theory, this workshop will discuss basic brain development and the impact that abuse, neglect, and other types of trauma may have on the Polyvagal system. Participants will learn how this system impacts feelings of safety, the intimacy barrier and capacity to form and maintain relationships.
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Child Abuse Neglect Identification & Reporting

Time Varies
This course is designed to educate participants on the signs and symptoms of abuse, how to properly respond if a child discloses abuse, as well as understanding the process of an abuse investigation. By the end of this training, participants will have the knowledge to identify and report abuse, as well as provide support to children who have experienced abuse. This training meets the requirements for Texas Education Code § 38.0041 policies addressing Sexual Abuse and Other Maltreatment of Children.
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Stewards of Children

2 Hours
Stewards of Children is a sexual abuse prevention training program that educates through a variety of training modules to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This training meets the requirements for Texas Education Code § 38.0041 policies addressing Sexual Abuse and Other Maltreatment of Children.
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Becoming Trauma Aware

1-2.5 Hours
In this training, you will learn how trauma can impact an individual and ways to create a trauma aware environment. This includes; learning how trauma may impact a developing brain, and understanding how to promote safety, respect, and understanding for those around you. This training will also incorporate core concepts from the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, developed by Dr. Bruce Perry, to help incorporate developmentally appropriate neurosensitive interventions.
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Trauma & the Sensory Brain

1 – 2.5 Hours
Trauma and the Sensory Brain, an innovative approach to sensory integration, provides an overview of how the Center for Child Protection, a certified Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) site, has developed a trauma informed system of care through the evidence-based approach of Dr. Bruce Perry. This presentation discusses the overlap of trauma and the sensory system and how this impacts the way children react to their environment. Furthermore, the presentation will discuss how to tailor interventions based on sensory system development.

Child abuse happens in every part of Travis County. It crosses all ethnic, socio-economic and religious backgrounds. The responsibility of protecting children rests on the shoulders of our community.

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Protecting Children Online (Internet Safety)

1-1.5 Hours
In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the various aspects of the internet in which children may be involved with. They will learn various threats that children might encounter while online and how to implement precautions and safeguards to create a safe online environment for children. This workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.
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How to Talk to Kids About Body Safety

1-1.5 Hours
Having age-appropriate, open conversations about our bodies, boundaries, safety, and sex is an important step in protecting children. In this training, participants will learn about what we can teach our kids to reduce their risk of sexual abuse, how to use every day opportunities to talk with children about body safety, and receive examples of how to have these conversations with children of all ages. Workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.
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Preventing Sexual Abuse: What Every Parent/Guardian Needs to Know

1-1.5 Hours
The most important step to keeping children safe is prevention. In this workshop, participants will learn the facts and misconceptions of child abuse, how to recognize and reduce risk, and effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse. This workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.
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5 Steps to Protecting Our Kids

1-1.5 Hours
This training will help parents identify behaviors and activities that perpetrators use to gain the trust of children and adults, develop skills to recognize and prevent risks and learn to respond appropriately to suspicions of abuse.
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Stewards of Children

2 Hours
Stewards of Children is a sexual abuse prevention training program that educates through a variety of training modules to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This training meets the requirements for Texas Education Code § 38.0041 policies addressing Sexual Abuse and Other Maltreatment of Children.

Prevention Trainings

Free for Everyone

Continuing Education Units

English and Spanish Options

Available Online/ In Person

The Center for Child Protection is the children’s advocacy center serving Travis County, Texas. While anyone is welcome to join our public webinars, we do not conduct trainings outside of our jurisdiction. If you are an organization outside of Travis County, TX looking to schedule trainings, click here to find your local children’s advocacy center and their available educational offerings. If you are an individual looking for a specific training, click here to register for upcoming webinars.

Upcoming Trainings

Monthly Webinars

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Protecting Children Online (Internet Safety)- English

May 29, 2024 | 9:00 AM

In this course, participants will gain an understating of the various aspects of the internet in which children may be involved with. They will learn various threats that children might encounter while online and how to implement precautions and safeguards to create a safe online environment for children. This workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.

Protecting Children Online (Internet Safety)- Spanish

May 30, 2024 | 9:00 AM

In this course, participants will gain an understating of the various aspects of the internet in which children may be involved with. They will learn various threats that children might encounter while online and how to implement precautions and safeguards to create a safe online environment for children. This workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.

How to Talk to Kids About Body Safety- English

June 26, 2024 | 9:00 AM

Having age-appropriate, open conversations about our bodies, boundaries, safety, and sex is an important step in protecting children. In this training, participants will learn about what we can teach our kids to reduce their risk of sexual abuse, how to use every day opportunities to talk with children about body safety, and receive examples of how to have these conversations with children of all ages. Workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.

How to Talk to Kids About Body Safety- Spanish

June 27, 2024 | 9:00 AM

Having age-appropriate, open conversations about our bodies, boundaries, safety, and sex is an important step in protecting children. In this training, participants will learn about what we can teach our kids to reduce their risk of sexual abuse, how to use every day opportunities to talk with children about body safety, and receive examples of how to have these conversations with children of all ages. Workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: What Every Parent/Guardian Need to Know- English

July 24, 2024 | 9:00 AM

The most important step to keeping children safe is prevention. In this workshop, participants will learn the facts and misconceptions of child abuse, how to recognize and reduce risk, and effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse. This workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: What Every Parent/Guardian Need to Know- Spanish

July 25, 2024 | 9:00 AM

The most important step to keeping children safe is prevention. In this workshop, participants will learn the facts and misconceptions of child abuse, how to recognize and reduce risk, and effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse. This workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.

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