Learn the Skills to Protect Children From Sexual Abuse (Trainings!)

We’re excited to announce this 3-part series in collaboration with Enough Abuse Tompkins to help families, educators, and community organizations understand how to protect children from sexual abuse.

The first event is October 27th at the Durland Alternatives Library.

enough-abuse-tompkinsChildhood sexual abuse is something people rarely talk about, which is one of the reasons it continues to prevail. Talking about it is uncomfortable and can even be upsetting to some survivors of abuse.

But if we don’t create spaces to address this issue, how can we heal our society? How can we prevent childhood sexual abuse?

That’s what the Advocacy Center is doing with their Enough Abuse Campaign. Their educators visit churches, schools, and community groups (like ours!) to provide this critical education.

Here are three opportunities to learn more about how to prevent childhood sexual abuse. These events are free and open to the public, and especially relevant to parents, educators, and anyone who works with children.

Beginning October 27th is the first event on strategies for protecting children. Then, in November educators with Advocacy Center will help us understand sexual behavior in children. What are warning signs of sexual abuse? What is normal? In December there is a film screening and discussion. See the full descriptions, mark your calendars, and share the events below.

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The first event is October 27th, at the Durland Alternatives Library.

enough-abuse-campaign-at-dalThis 3-Part Training is Provided by the Advocacy Center:

You can attend all, both, or just one of the trainings. Everybody is welcome. Click the thumbnail on the left or click here to download the poster.


1. Strategies for Your Family & Community To Prevent Childhood Sexual Abuse

Thursday October 27th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
at the Durland Alternatives Library

Join us for this presentation and discussion about how we can spread awareness of sexual abuse as a public health problem & learn prevention strategies.

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2. Understanding and Responding to Sexual Behaviors in Children

Thursday November 17th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
at the Durland Alternatives Library

Recognize developmentally expected sexual behaviors from birth through adolescence, gain awareness of yellow and red flag behavior, and learn communication skills.

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3. It’s Not Just Jenna, Film & Discussion

Thursday, December 8th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
at the Durland Alternatives Library

View a 20 minute film of Jenna Quinn’s true story of sexual abuse and how her family is healing through prevention education. Film then facilitated discussion.

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More Information:

Enough Abuse Tompkins is a program of the Advocacy Center.

Contact :

Ryan Clover-Owens for more information or if you have any questions about the event.
Phone : (607)-592-5208
Email : Click here to email


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Ryan Clover-Owens

I'm on a mission to prove that we can live in a society that reconciles with our history, respects difference, cherishes the land and animals, and can create solutions to the challenges we face.