Education & Training Opportunities

DCAC is dedicated to creating communities in which children and families live free from abuse and/ or neglect and are free to reach their full potential. A key component to preventing and responding to child abuse and/or neglect is education. We offer multiple training opportunities for the community. These opportunities provide your organization with the tools needed to aid in the movement to prevent child abuse, as well as having an adequate preparedness should a situation arise.

Adult Prevention Training Opportunities Include:

  • Recognizing, Reporting, & Responding to Child Abuse

    Recognizing signs of abuse and neglect, how to adhere to the mandated reporting laws, and how to respond to the child’s disclosure.

  • The CAC’s Response to Child Abuse

    The CAC’s role in the investigation, prosecution, & treatment of child abuse & neglect. DCAC’s services.

  • Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children

    Child sexual abuse prevention training for adults.

  • Children’s Trust of SC – Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)

    Understanding ACEs, preventing & addressing the largest public health issue, building self-healing communities.

  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101

    Defining, identifying, and responding to the sexual exploitation of minors.

Child Prevention Training Opportunities Include:

  • Be Safe with Moss and Violet

    A psycho-educational group teaching body safety and proper boundaries to children ages 3-8. Children will be taught the names for private parts, about “ok” and “not ok” touches, appropriate boundaries, & who to tell about getting a “not ok” touch. **Parent permission required**

  • Teen Safety Matters- Monique Burr Foundation               

    Relevant safety topics for for youth in grades 6th-12th.
    Parent permission required.

    • Topic 1: Digital-Cyber Safety
    • Topic 2: Physical Safety

DCAC provides training to our MDT partners (Law Enforcement, DSS, GAL’s, k-12 Education, etc.), community organizations, youth-serving organizations, and the general public.

For additional information, contact Melinda Hartoin at mhartoin@dorchestercac.org

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