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Child Sexual Abuse Trainings

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What C​hild Sex Offenders Can Teach You

This training program is coordinated by the Office of the Attorney General's Office of Victims Advocacy, in collaboration with the ​Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT), the Department for Behavioral Health, Development and Intellectual Disabilities, and the Kentucky Association of Child Advocacy Centers (KACAC), and is funded by the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board (CSAEPB).

Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S., CCSOT, is a national renowned speaker who has treated sex offenders for 30 years, will share her experience and expertise with prosecutors, law enforcement, social workers, victim advocates, medical personnel, educators and others who may be in a position to protect children. Training focuses on the techniques used by pedophiles to target, seduce and exploit children, and the mindset and traits that lead them to offend.

The 8 hour training will be offered in each of the 15 Area Developm​ent Districts in coordination with the 15 Child Advocacy Centers.

Monday, March ​​21Northern Kentucky – Florence ​​Register online
Wednesday, March 23Gateway – Morehead ​​Register online
Thursday, March 24Buffalo Trace – Maysville ​​Register online
​Monday, June 6Lincoln Trail – Elizabethtown ​​Register online​​
Wednesday, June 8Green River – Henderson ​​Register online
Friday, June 10KIPDA – Louisville ​​Register online
Monday, August 1FIVCO – Ashland ​​Register online
Wednesday, August 3Kentucky River – Hazard ​​Register online
Friday, August 5Big Sandy – Pikeville ​​Register online
Monday, September 12Bluegrass – Lexington ​​Register online
Wednesday, September 14Lake Cumberland – Jamestown ​​Register online
Friday, September 16Cumberland Valley – London ​​Register online​​
Monday, October 31Barren River – Bowling Green ​​Register online
Wednesday, November 2Purchase Area – Paducah ​​Register online
Friday, November 4​​Pennyrile – ​Hopkinsville ​​Register online

Protecting Our Children: Advice from Child Molesters

This safety and prevention program for professionals is ​facilitated by Cory Jewell Jensen. Participants representing the 15 Area Development Districts will be recruited. The goal of the Training of Trainers (TOT) is to identify a team of at least two participants who will train together in their respective districts. Members of the Multi-Disciplinary teams in each district will be targeted for recruitment, with an emphasis on identifying one member from the law enforcement profession and one member from the local prevention advocates, such as social workers or therapists. This training will be easily modified to reflect the cultural differences in each district such as rural vs. urban communities; services available to support victims of child sexual abuse; and barriers to accessing services such as transportation. Partners include the Office of the Attorney General, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAKY) and CSAEPB.

Wednesday and Thursday, May 4–5​​Lexington​​Contact Connie Boyd for ​more
​​information or to register.

Using Technology to Keep Children Safe from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

The internet is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for our children. In an effort to protect them from predators, PCAKY is partnering with the Office of the Attorney General to promote Internet Safety Trainings for families and professionals. This strategy includes an update and publication of the Internet Safety Toolkit, a highly successful approach to internet safety training originally developed with funding from the Crime Victims Trust Fund (CVTF) in 2010. A Training of Trainers (TOT) will be provided equipping professionals from various agencies with current training curricula. Some of the previously identified TOT participants include state and local police, Kentucky Center for School Safety, as well as local child sexual abuse prevention advocates. This training will be modified to reflect the cultural differences in each district and barriers to accessing services such as transportation. PCAKY will remain available as a training entity as well as technical assistance guides following implementation of this grant. Trainings will be available online and throughout the year.​

Wednesday and Thursday, May 18–19LexingtonContact Connie Boyd for more
information or to register.​​​