Community Education

Alliance for Children Community Education

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Alliance For Children is committed to providing high quality prevention education and awareness programs in our community. All of our educational and community outreach is designed to empower adults and children to prevent child abuse. Our team of educators believe that, through prevention, we can raise awareness of the issue of child abuse and lessen the number of victims in Tarrant County.

All programs are available in Spanish. For information, please email education@allianceforchildren.org.

Our educational programs include:

Children's Programs

Monique Burr Foundation – Child and Teen Safety Matters (1st Grade - 12th Grade)

Monique Burr Foundation Prevention Education Programs, including MBF Child Safety Matters® for elementary schools and MBF Teen Safety Matters® for middle and high schools are comprehensive, research-based on polyvictimization, that educate and empower students with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to the four types of child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect), exploitation/trafficking, bullying, cyberbullying, and digital dangers. This program is presented in two 45-minute to 1-hour long lessons. 

 

P.S. It’s My Body!  (Pre-K - 5th Grade)

P.S. It's My Body! is an innovative, practical safety series for children designed by The Sunflower House to teach and reinforce the three R’s of personal safety: Recognizing, Resisting, and Reporting. This program is presented in a 30-minute lesson. This program is presented in a 30-minute lesson.

NetSmartz®  (K - 12th Grade)

Netsmartz® is an interactive, educational safety resource developed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America that teaches children and teens how to stay safe on the Internet. This program is presented in a 30-minute lesson.


Children’s programs are available in English and Spanish and at no cost to the Tarrant County community. To schedule children’s presentations, please email education@allianceforchildren.org.

 

Safety Starts at Home Learning Series for Parents and Caregivers

Safety Starts at Home: Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Through this training, parents can learn how to set protective factors to help provide a safe and nurturing environment for children. In this 60 minute training, you will learn:

  • Signs and symptoms of sexual, physical, emotional abuse and neglect, as well as their effects on children
  • Ways to prevent different forms of abuse and neglect in the home
  • How to communicate with a child who makes a disclosure of abuse
  • Reporting laws in Texas 

 

Safety Starts at Home: Discussing Body Safety with Your Children

Having a conversation with children about personal body safety should not be a scary topic. In fact, talking with children about their bodies is a major protective factor to prevent abuse. Let's talk about how to educate and empower children. In this 30-60 minute training, parents will learn:

  • Current professional recommendations on developmentally appropriate conversations regarding personal body safety
  • Evidence-informed guidance and tips
  • Practical Do's and Don'ts when talking to children
  • Helpful resources and literature to empower and engage children
     

 

Safety Starts at Home: Responsible Internet Safety for Kids (R.I.S.K.)

It’s important to facilitate conversations to help your children and teens learn about the dangers of the Internet and learn tips to better protect your children online. In this 30-60 minute training, parents will learn:

  • Risks and safety issues children face while accessing the internet
  • How to help children navigate unsafe situations online such as inappropriate content, online privacy, sexting, online sexual solicitation, and cyberbullying
  • Tips and useful resources to better protect children online, no matter how they access the Internet

Parent and caregiver presentations are available in English and Spanish and at no cost to the Tarrant County community. If you have a group of 15 or more and would like to have any of these parent trainings brought to your organization in person or virtually, please email education@allianceforchildren.org. CEU’s available.

 

 

Professional Development Trainings

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention 101 

This 1.5 hour mandated reporter training is essential for youth serving organizations, professionals or any adult who has access to children. This training also meets all minimum requirements for daycare and youth camp staff.  In this training, you will learn:  

  • The realities of child abuse and its effect on our communities 
  • Definitions of child abuse as determined by law  
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of child abuse 
  • Policies and best practices to better protect children in organizations  
  • How to properly respond to a disclosure of abuse 
  • Texas reporting laws 

 

Handling Disclosures of Abuse   

We often teach children to talk to trusted adults if anyone is hurting them or if they experience any form of abuse. As such, we want professionals and trusted adults to be equipped to handle difficult disclosures of abuse in a way that is in the best interest of the child's well-being as well as the investigative process to seek justice and protection for victims. This 30 minute to 60 minute training will provide: 

  • An overview of what happens after a disclosure of abuse is reported  
  • Guidance for professionals on appropriate ways to react responsibly and next steps to take when a child makes a disclosure of abuse 
  • Texas reporting laws 

  

Stewards of Children®  

This is a revolutionary training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. The Stewards of Children® program is designed for parents and organizations that serve children and youth. The training is 2 hours and we provide CEU's for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, nurses, and teachers. The training also meets all minimum requirements for daycare and youth camp staff.  

 

Professional development trainings are available in English and Spanish and at no cost to the Tarrant County community. If you have a group of 15 or more and would like to have any of these parent trainings brought to your organization in person or virtually, please email  education@allianceforchildren.org. CEU’s available. 

 

Community Outreach and Education 

General Presentations are conducted to raise awareness of the issue of child abuse, learn more about our multidisciplinary team and what Alliance For Children’s unique role in Tarrant County community. These presentations can range in length from 15 minutes up to 1 hour. 

For more information about our Outreach and Training program, please email  education@allianceforchildren.org