(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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org