Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations through Risk Reduction Practices
On July 13, 2017, Attorney General Beshear announced his office is partnering with Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and the Kentucky Association of Child Advocacy Centers to provide training specifically for youth-serving organizations.
The training aims to aid daycares, summer camps, churches and other youth-serving organizations with program evaluation and implementation of an action plan that will strengthen protocols and policies to safeguard children from sexual abuse.
The training will cover topics including recognizing and reporting child abuse, strategies for screening and selecting employees and volunteers and strategies for ensuring safe environments.
Two trainings will be held in each of the following locations:
Maysville, KY | October 10, 2017
Paducah, KY | October 26, 2017
Lexington, KY | November 2, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY | November 30, 2017
Bowling Green, KY | December 5, 2017
Hazard, KY | January 11, 2018
Hopkinsville, KY | January 25, 2018
Covington, KY | February 8, 2018
Louisville, KY | February 22, 2018
Somerset, KY | March 8, 2018
Morehead, KY | April 5, 2018
To pre-register for the trainings, visit http://www.pcaky.org/news/freetraining.html.
The Office of the Attorney General's Child Victims' Trust Fund, administered by the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board, is providing the funding for the trainings, which will be hosted at children's advocacy centers throughout the state.
Children Advocacy Centers, include:
Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy Center
Buffalo Trace Children's Advocacy Center
Purchase Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center
Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center
Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass
Hope's Place Children's Advocacy Center
Gateway Children's Advocacy Center
Pennyrile Children's Advocacy Center
Family and Children's Place Child Advocacy Center
The trainings are also supported by:
Kentucky Council of Churches
Family Nurturing Center
Life Learning Center
Adanta Sexual Assault Resource Center
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in Bowling Green
Pennyrile Area Development District
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
Somerset Holiday Inn Express
Mason County Extension Office
McCracken County Extension Office
Rowan County Public Library
Pritchard Community Center
Hazard Community & Technical College
In 2016, the Office of the Attorney General help train more than 1,200 law enforcement, prosecutors, social workers and community advocates who participated in nearly 20 statewide trainings on how to protect Kentucky's children from sexual abuse.