“Whether you work with children, have children of your own, or simply have children in your neighborhood, this is valuable information that will equip you to better protect the children you encounter,”
Franklin, TN – Davis House Child Advocacy Center is asking concerned citizens to attend a free public training for the prevention of child abuse.
The event will be held at their Franklin center location on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Davis House utilizes Stewards of Children, an award winning, evidence-based program that provides a simple, 5-step approach to protecting children from sexual abuse, as its primary prevention training program. “Whether you work with children, have children of your own, or simply have children in your neighborhood, this is valuable information that will equip you to better protect the children you encounter,” says Marcus Stamps, Davis House Executive Director. “We strongly encourage all adults to participate.”
Davis House Child Advocacy Center serves children who have experienced sexual and/or severe physical abuse and is committed to providing a safe environment where a child’s voice is heard and respected. Providing both investigative and healing programs, the Center also works to empower non-offending caregivers to protect their children and participates in the state-mandated Child Protective Investigation Team as it investigates reported cases of child abuse.
National statistics indicate that 1 in 10 children will be victims of sexual abuse by the age of 18. Last year Davis House served over 500 new child clients and provided over 2,300 services to these victims and their non-offending family members, all at no cost to the families.
Davis House Child Advocacy Center combats child abuse by coordinating services to children and their families in crisis and providing community education focused on prevention and early intervention. The Center serves Williamson, Hickman, Lewis, and Perry counties. For additional information about Davis House Child Advocacy Center and the services provided, please visit www.davishousecac.org .
Childcare will be provided for those who attend the session. Space is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP to Sarah Mickle at 615-790-5900 x 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To report instances of known or suspected child abuse, please call the child abuse hotline at 877-237-0004.