Empower Me!

(elementary aged children)

As a children’s advocacy center, we know firsthand the sexual abuse happens in Northeast Arkansas more than any of us would like. Thankfully, we know that abuse is preventable. That’s why the NEACAC offers the Empower Me! Curriculum FREE to elementary schools, after school programs, child care facilities, and any other youth-serving organizations!

Empower Me! teaches children to identify their safety net of trusted adults and encourages them to reach out to one of those adults if anyone is trying to break their safety rules. It’s intent is to encourage communication between the children and adults in their life about this important topic, just as we do with any other danger.

Our children should walk around smart, not scared. This upbeat, positive, and active curriculum will teach children what action steps to take when someone is asking them to break a safety rule. With this knowledge, children will know what to do and feel empowered to do it.

As an organization that trains parents, professionals, and community members, we know talking about personal safety can be done in a positive and empowering way. This program is designed to help facilitate those important conversations to keep kids safe.

To learn more about this program or any of our FREE trainings, contact Madison Henjum, Community Education Specialist


Stewards of Children Training

(for adults & leaders in the community, schools, churches, etc.)

The Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center's team knows first hand that ending child sexual abuse takes a cooperative, community effort. To end child sexual abuse we must first address the issue head on, be open to have conversations with each other and our children, educate ourselves on the facts, and learn how to prevent abuse from happening.

Our center is proud to have two team members professionally trained to facilitate Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention training program. Stewards of Children is a program that addresses child sexual abuse in the context of today’s issues and teaches you a simple, 5-step approach that can protect the children you love.

To schedule a training for your group, email Madison, Community Education Specialist, at madison@neacac.net

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING

The Children’s Advocacy Center provides training for professionals in the community on how to recognize and respond appropriately to allegations of all forms of child maltreatment. Through lecture and discussion, we cover:

  • Overview of Children's Advocacy Center and services provided
  • Dynamics surrounding the reality of child abuse
  • Physical and behavioral signs of all forms of child maltreatment
  • Mandated Reporting and how to gather information FIRST
  • Do’s and Don’ts if a child discloses abuse
  • How to prevent maltreatment and protect our children

AUDIENCE

This training is intended for professionals and community members.

DURATION

This training can be completed in 60 minutes or up to 90 minutes and can by customized to meet the needs of the participants.

LOCATION

This training is available by request at your facility or can be held in a community room elsewhere if available, based on number of participants.

CONTACT

For more information or to schedule a training session, please contact Madison at (870)275-7902 or at madison@neacac.net