Help Us Prevent Child Sexual Abuse!
Did you know that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18thbirthday? Child sexual abuse is one of the most prevalent health problem kids face, causing a serious array of consequences.
As the Y is the largest provider of out of school time programming in the Commonwealth, the YMCA of Greater Richmond is partnering with Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) to help educate our communities about the prevention of child sexual abuse.
In honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month, SCAN will present the community training Stewards of Children at five YMCA locations in April. The Stewards of Children training teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
The program is designed for individuals wanting to educate themselves about the safety of children as well as organizations that serve youth. Stewards of Children is the only national program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. When a community becomes better equipped to spot and prevent child abuse, cases of child sexual abuse dramatically reduce.
The Stewards of Children training schedule locations and times is below. Reserve your spot today. This training is free but space is limited!
FIVE DAYS OF ACTION
Between April 22 – 26, YMCAs across the country will be raising awareness and inspiring adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. Be sure and look for more information on our web site, social media outlets and in-branch material, culminating with the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day on April 26 and 27.