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Training can help prevent child abuse

Jan. 26, 2013 @ 03:22 PM The Herald-Sun By Susan Gladin, guest columnist At this stage in my life I am not around children very often, and when I am with Helena, age 9, her mom is usually around too.  If you had asked me if I needed to participate in a workshop on child sexual abuse, I’d have said no.  But I participated recently through my association with the Redwoods Group and the Johnson Intern Program.  Now I realize someone like me can make …

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Local Firefighters in Chapel Hill, NC Learn Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Gigi Krachenfels Reporting CHAPEL HILL – Firefighters from the Chapel Hill Fire Department are now being trained in the prevention of child sexual abuse. Seventy members of the fire department attended the Darkness to Light (D2L) Stewards of Children Workshop, held by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. The workshop instructs participants how to recognize, respond, and prevent child sexual abuse. D2L Prevention Specialist Tricia Smar says working with the fire department was a great way to build awareness. “They’re focused on prevention, they’re focused on injury prevention and in turning intention …

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