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Protecting Children with Autism from Sexual Abuse

Excerpt from article in The Tennessean. It’s a taboo that parents at the Brown Center for Autism don’t want to talk about. Their children, and all kids with developmental disabilities, are four times more likely to be sexually abused than their peers. That’s especially scary for parents of children who cannot speak. Protecting those children is the idea behind a training program gathering momentum in Nashville — an approach that Juli Liske, founder of the Brown Center, thinks holds great promise for guarding against the …

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More students trained in fight against abuse!

by JOYANNA WEBER, Cleveland Daily Banner – Staff Writer More than 70 Cleveland State Community College students attended Stewards of Children training Tuesday to become certified facilitators in preventing the sexual abuse of children. The training was offered through a partnership with The Hope Center: 10th Judicial District Children’s Advocacy Center and a grant from Athens Federal. Social work and early childhood education majors attended the training, which consisted of video segments and processing the information through a workbook and discussion. The Athens Federal grant covered …

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Our First City to become a Partner in Prevention – Germantown designated ‘Partner in Prevention’ of sex abuse

The City of Germantown is now an acknowledged leader in keeping kids safe from child sexual abuse. It is the first city in the US to be designated as a Partner in Prevention by Darkness to Light as a result of a partnership with the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. Darkness to Light is a nonprofit child sexual abuse prevention organization that is nationally recognized as a leading provider of effective child sexual abuse prevention strategy. It created Stewards of Children, the only evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention training …

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Memphis Child Advocacy Center program brings awareness of child sex abuse

On July 13, the day after the Freeh Report exposed the sins of Penn State’s leaders for all the world to see, the Memphis Child Advocacy Center went to Facebook with a well-timed invitation: The report on Penn State is a wake-up call: Institutions & organizations, make sure your house is in order, make sure you are fulfilling your responsibility to keeping kids safe. We can help — thru our powerful Stewards of Children training, and with hands-on policy work. Contact Carol at cdrake@memphiscac.org or 888-4363. For …

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