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Prevent Abuse Gulf Coast Kid's House Child Abuse Prevention Programs

Gulf Coast Kid's House currently offers multiple child abuse prevention programs. If your agency or community group is interested in learning about child abuse prevention, we will customize training to fit the needs of your group. Prevention programs may be offered at your facility or at Gulf Coast Kid's House.

The prevention programs offered at Gulf Coast Kid's house are summarized below, click here for a printable list.

For Adults

Introduction to Gulf Coast Kids House (Approx. 20-30 minutes)

Presentation for adults and children providing the past, present and future story of GCKH. Participants will be introduced to the how, when, who, what and where of keeping children safe in Escambia County.

Child Abuse: Recognize, React Responsibly, & Report (Approx. 60 minutes)

This power point presentation empowers participants to develop their own child abuse prevention plan and to know the steps necessary to end child abuse in our community.

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children® (Approx. 2 hours) Click here for schedule

This class teaches adults to recognize the signs of child abuse and how to handle a disclosure of abuse from a child. GCKH, also, offers this evidence-informed class monthly in our conference room free of charge.

Darkness to Light Additional Evidence-Informed Training (Each Approx. 60 minutes)

  • Bystander Intervention: This training will teach participants how to be an active bystander in child abuse prevention and response. Participants will learn about boundary violations and inappropriate behaviors and how to make spontaneous and planned interventions that reinforce boundaries and protect children.
  • Healthy Touch for Children: This training teaches participants some guidelines for healthy touch and safe, respectful ways to interact with children.
  • Talking with Children: This training will teach participants how to talk with children about personal safety and sex so that they have the knowledge that makes children and teens feel much less vulnerable. Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting: This training will teach the definitions and indicators of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect as well as the legal obligations as a mandated reporter defined by Florida. Highly recommended for educators.
  • Commercial Exploitation of Children: This training teaches participants about the root cause of commercial sexual exploitation and why preventing sexual abuse is important to reducing the risk of children being sexually exploited.

Create a Cyber Safe Home (Approx. 60 minutes)

This facilitator led presentation is for parents and adults interested in developing a safer home digital environment for their children and their family.

Teachers Creating Cyber Safe Kids (Approx. 60 minutes)

This facilitator led presentation is for teachers interested in assisting children in developing and implementing safe practices in a digital environment.

Designing A Code of Conduct and Child Safe Environment for Youth Serving Organizations (Approx. 60 minutes)

This facilitator led presentation is for staff of youth serving organizations interested in developing and implementing a code of conduct and safe practices for youth being served in their organization’s environment.

For Children

MBF Child Safety MattersTM (Approx. Two 60 minute sessions per grade level)

Presentation for children K-5 th grade. This age appropriate, facilitator led, research-based power point class teaches children 5 safety rules and how they relate to all types of child abuse, bullying, cyberbullying and digital abuse.

MBF Teen Safety Matters ™ (Approx. Three 60 minute sessions per grade level)

Presentation for teens 6 th -8 th grade. This age appropriate facilitator led, research-based power point class educates and empowers students with information strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse and exploitation, digital dangers and relationship violence.

Date Safe, Date Smart (Approx. 60 minutes) This facilitator led power point presentation is appropriate for students in their teens. Date Safe, Date Smart educates and empowers participants to build healthy youth relationships and help them to end abusive ones safely.

Gulf Coast Kid’s House is always happy to provide custom presentations upon request at your desired location. 

 

Gulf Coast Kid’s House facilitators are trained by the Monique Burr Foundation to teach students in such a manner that they will learn without fear or anxiety, and while being engaged in a fun classroom program with activities, games and with appealing take home items. Students learn that adults are responsible for their safety, however, they also learn there are rules they can follow, and choices they can make, to help the adults in their lives keep them safe. While the program provides knowledge and strategies for students, it also provides knowledge and resources for parents, provides professional development and safe environment strategies for schools and increases awareness and involvement for entire communities. Learn more or schedule your class today by calling 595-0384.

* The Monique Burr Foundation is licensed to provide Child Safety Matters™ at no cost to Florida Public Schools. This program is presented by GCKH with the permission and in conjunction with The Monique Burr Foundation and the Escambia County School District.

 


YOU can prevent child abuse.

The best form of child abuse prevention is education. If you are interested in learning more about our programs or becoming a volunteer, please call Gulf Coast Kid's House at 595-5800.

To report a case of child abuse, call the Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96ABUSE.

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