Northfield Methodist Church to host Abuse Proof Your Kid

Northfield United Methodist Church is hosting an Abuse Proof Your Kid workshop on October 29, 2016. The program is targeted toward parents, childcare workers, teachers and youth workers to give them the tools to prevent sexual abuse in the lives of kids in their care. Gabrielle Gipson, founder of the restorative justice organization You Have the Power, will present the training.

The statistics are still staggering. One inf 4 girls and one in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the age of eighteen. Statistics also show that about 90% of all abuse is by someone the victim knows. These statistics are the same regardless of faith experience. This does not just happen somewhere else and to someone else’s child. These are our children in our community.

Sexual abuse is preventable. Do you know how to prevent the abuse? Do you know what to look for? Do you know how to raise safe and healthy kids? Do you know how to keep your kids safe online?

Come learn from survivors and those who have caused harm about:

  • What sexual abuse is and isn’t
  • How to raise a sexually healthy child
  • What makes a child an easy target
  • What makes a child not tell
  • Steps to make a child a harder target
  • How to talk to kids about sexual abuse
  • Internet Safety

Let’s break the cycle of abuse.  After all hurt people, hurt people and the cycle needs to end.

When: October 29, 2016

Where: 1411 Maple Street, Northfield MN 55057

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., childcare is provided

Investment: $25


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