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Kids Deserve a Safe Place to Grow: What child care providers can do about child abuse and neglect

Have you ever been worried that a child in your care is being abused? Did you wonder what you should do or how to help? One of our responsibilities as caregivers is to protect and help children and their families.

What is the workshop about? This curriculum provides activities and information to help caregivers of young children in responding and reporting their concerns about potential child maltreatment as well as prevention tips for staff and children.

The workshop focuses on:

  • Recognizing child abuse & neglect
  • Responding to disclosures
  • How, what, when, where to report suspicions of child maltreatment
  • Policies for homes and centers to keep children and staff safe
  • Four types of child maltreatment

The workshop is designed for three hours.

Why? The overall goals of the curriculum are to increase participants' knowledge of:

  • The four types of child maltreatment
  • How to recognize child maltreatment
  • How, when, where and what to report when one suspects child maltreatment
  • How to respond when a child discloses abuse
  • Program policies to protect children and staff
  • Caregivers' responsibilities and rights related to child maltreatment

Who is it for? The workshop has been designed primarily with child care providers in mind, though others may benefit from the training.