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What: Free, age-appropriate workshops about preventing child abuse and neglect , bullying and gun safety for children ages 3-18 and adults. Visit SCAN’s website at www.scanfw.org for a complete listing of workshop topics.
Who: Anyone in Allen County.
How: Call SCAN at (260) 421-5000 x2328 or (800) 752-7116 x2328 to schedule a workshop. No Cost
Our workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of your audience, being respectful of individual situations, while sharing this life-saving information. All programs are taught at your site, with little or no support needed. These age-appropriate presentations are group as follows: Preschool, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults/Parents, and Professionals/Staff.
Statistics tell us that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they are adults. This presentation confronts this sensitive issue by exploring how sexual abuse occurs and how to protect children from it. Helpful tools are given for opening communication with our children about this subject.Adults/Parents, 1-1.5 hours.
This presentation teaches children to say “NO” if someone tries to touch their private areas, to get away from that person as fast as they can and to tell a trusted adult. For older children the same information is given but in more detail. Materials are reflective of the child/youth’s developmental level.Pre-school to high school, 30 minutes—1 hour.
This presentation provides a general summary of sexual abuse and the reporting laws surrounding it. Participants will learn the legal definitions of sexual abuse, local statistics on the prevalence of sexual abuse, signs/symptoms of a sexually abused child, characteristics of both adult and child perpetrators, and guidance on how to report suspected abuse.Staff/Professional, 1-1.5 hours.
This presentation teaches younger children how to recognize an angry person, find a safe place and tell a trusted adult if they are being harmed. The presentation also discusses proper ways for children to deal with their own anger. Older children are taught how to protect themselves and to seek help if they know someone in an abusive situation.Pre-school to High School, 30 minutes– 1 hour.
This workshop discusses the definitions of physical and emotional abuse. We explore the causes of abuse as well as prevention techniques. Participants will receive guidelines for positive, proactive discipline, including alternatives to spanking, slapping and hitting.Staff/Professionals, 1-1.5 hours.
This workshop defines neglect, explains the effects of failing to meet children’s needs, and gives reasons neglect occurs. It also teaches stress management, indicators of neglect, prevention of neglect, and sources of help for a neglected child.Adult/Staff/Professional, 1-1.5 hours.
This training is designed for management and/or leadership staff to develop protocols and train staff members on the proper actions to take in the event of an infant abandonment, using Indiana's Safe Haven law. On-going support and training is available for this program.Staff/Professional, 1 hour.
This workshop provides a thorough review of safety precautions and emphasizes actions staff can take to remain safe when working outside of the office.Staff/Professionals, 1-1.4 hours.
We instruct teachers, caregivers, child-care workers, and others who work with children how to recognize the warning signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. Topics include state reporting laws and how to make a report.Staff/Professional, 1-1.5 hours.
This presentation helps young people define the many forms of dating violence that result from power and control struggles. It stresses that both males and females can be victims. The rights and safety skills for the victim are discussed.Middle and High School, 1 hour.
This presentation helps make young people aware of the definition of date rape, indicators of dating dangers, and what to do if you or someone you know has experienced this crime. Information is also provided to help teens become more aware of the use and effects of date rape drugs.Middle and High School Students, 1 hour.
These workshops are designed to give parents knowledge and skills to be a successful parent. Topics include communication, discipline, rules and stages of development. There are also classes specific for infant and adolescent needs. Please call or e-mail SCAN for further information.Adult/Parents, 1-2 hours per topic.
Being home alone can be a frightening experience. Children will discuss their concerns, role-play common scenarios they will face when home alone, and learn effective safety tips.Elementary and Middle School, 45 minutes.
Deciding when to leave a child home alone can be difficult and stressful. This presentation offers you guidelines and safety tips to prepare your child, and your home, for this adjustment. A checklist, discussion questions, and activities are included to help you teach your children safety skills.Adult, 1 hour.
Bullying remains a serious issue that affects many children in our communities. This presentation examines characteristics of bullies, common responses of the victims and gives techniques to empower our children from becoming victims.Adults/Parents, 1-2 hours.
Teasing, exclusion and physical aggression are common among children of all ages. As they age, however, this behavior can become increasingly dangerous. This presentation looks at developmental reasons for these behaviors and offers practical solutions to deal with conflict.Staff/Professional, 1 hour.
This is an issue many children face today. It has become more prominent in our schools and on our playgrounds. This presentation will help children and adults realize what constitutes bullying, characteristics of bullies and those bullied, and prevention skills to stop bullying.Preschool to Middle School, 30 minutes—1 hour.
Teasing, exclusion and physical aggression are common among young children. This presentation looks at developmental reasons for these behaviors and offers practical solutions to deal with conflict.Staff/Professional, 1 hour.
Internet dangers are very real for all of us. This includes harassment, inappropriate images, fraud and possible confrontations with sexual predators. This presentation helps make adults aware of these dangers and offers tips and techniques on how to protect your home and your children.Adult/Parents, 1-2 hours.
This presentation alerts children to internet dangers and teaches them protection skills. Lower elementary children will take “a trip on the internet.” They will learn "what to pack" for this internet trip, safety signs and what to do if they take a wrong turn. Middle through High School students will look at specific dangers and discuss scenarios and safety skills.Elementary to High School, 30 minutes—1 hour.
Shaken Baby Syndrome is one of the leading causes of infant death in Indiana. Causes, warning signs, and indicators of Shaken Baby Syndrome are discussed. Examples include videos, handouts and the "use of" interactive dolls.Staff/Professional, 1 hour.
This presentation explores the dangers, causes, and indicators of Shaken Baby Syndrome. We discuss some of the techniques to calm a crying infant, and how to better manage anger. It is recommended for youth of babysitting age who are inexperienced with infants.Middle and High School, 30 minutes-1 hour.
Every year young children are killed or injured while playing with a loaded firearm. In this training, an informative video and discussion teach children to “Stop, Don’t Touch, Leave the Area, and Tell an Adult” when they come into contact with a gun. This workshop utilizes the award-winning "Eddie The Eagle" gun safety program created by the National Rifle Association.Preschool to 2nd grade, 30 minutes.
This workshop focuses on the power of the media. Participants learn of the emotional and biological effects the media, including TV and video games, has on children. Tools are given to help make informed decisions about healthy media for children.Adult, 1-1.5 hours.
This presentation helps make young people aware of the issues surrounding sexual harassment. We discuss the legal definition of sexual harassment, the difference between flirting and harassment, and protection skills.Middle and High School, 30 minutes-1 hour.