The Child Safety Center of White County’s commitment to the safety of children extends beyond those served at the Center. Contact us to arrange a customized training for your group.

The Child Safety Center of White County not only seeks to serve child victims of abuse, but we are also committed to empowering the community to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to abuse. We believe education is the community’s best defense against those who seek to harm children. Our center delivers high quality training on various topics related to child abuse and trauma for professionals and volunteers who work with children in any setting, mandated reporters, parents, and the community at large. We also provide age appropriate prevention/educational programs for students in grades K-12.

Have a specific training or education need in order to better empower your organization, community group or place of worship? Please contact us!

The Child Safety Center of White County offers numerous training opportunities that can be customized for your group. All the trainings we offer are free unless otherwise noted. Many of our trainings qualify for continuing education credit and we are an approved professional development provider through the Arkansas Department of Education. Some trainings can be held at the Child Safety Center, depending on the size of the audience. If you are interested in a training but need assistance securing a location, please let us know. Tours of the Center are also available and can be requested by completing the Training Request Form below.

Training Opportunities:

All trainings can be customized to meet your group’s specific needs.  If you are interested in a training that is not listed, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Rose at elizabeth@childsafetycenter.org to discuss your needs. 

A Clearer Picture: The Child Safety Center of White County

A presentation bringing awareness to the topic of child abuse, the purpose of the Child Safety Center, the services we provide to victims and their families, and how you can join the fight against child abuse.

Length: 60-90 minutes

Darkness to Light’s™ Stewards of Children®

Learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children® is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. This prevention training, appropriate for any adult, features real people and real stories to show you how to protect children. There is a $10 workbook fee per participant for this training.

Length: 120-180 minutes

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Darkness to Light’s™ Talking with Children About Safety from Sexual Abuse

This training teaches parents, caregivers and other adults who work with children about talking to them about sex and sexual abuse. This is an important step in protecting and empowering children, and you will learn some very specific ways to equip children with this knowledge.

Length: 45-60 minutes

Darkness to Light’s™ Healthy Touch for Children & Youth

Children need warmth and affection that includes care and safe touches in all settings. In this training, adults learn about safe and respectful interactions with children, and how to recognize when someone’s interactions with a child are crossing that boundary. Healthy sexual development, normal healthy touching behaviors and potentially unhealthy touching behaviors will also be discussed.

Length: 45-60 minutes

Darkness to Light’s™ Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations & Sexual Abuse

Bystanders play an important role in protecting children from boundary violations and sexual abuse. This training will teach adults new skills for intervening when someone has crossed a safe boundary with a child.

Length: 45-60 minutes

Darkness to Light’s™ Commercial Exploitation of Children

Children who are sexually abused have a significantly higher risk of being commercially sexually exploited later on in their lives. This training addresses the reasons for this and helps adults understand that preventing child sexual abuse is a key to protecting children from sexual exploitation.

Length: 60-90 minutes

Child Maltreatment and Mandated Reporting

This presentation discusses the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, the current child maltreatment and mandated reporting laws in Arkansas, and the roles and responsibilities of a mandated reporter.

Length: 90-120 minutes

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope Documentary

An award winning, one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. Resilience chronicles a revolution among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Length: 90 minutes

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Becoming Trauma Informed

This training discusses Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Toxic Stress & Childhood Trauma. Learn about the relationship between them and how they affect a child’s physical, social, emotional and academic development and the role they play in a child’s (mis)behavior.

Length: 60-90 minutes

Can be combined with the Resilience documentary for a 3-hour training.

Empower Me!

A personal body safety program for students in grades K-6. This training is designed to educate children on body safety, listening to their gut feelings, and utilizing the trusted adults in their lives. It is delivered in an empowering and positive way, and in an age-appropriate manner for the different grade levels.

Length: 30-45 minutes depending on the grade level

Teens, Sexting and the Law

A program designed for adolescents that discusses what sexting is, how to respond to a sexting request, and steps to take if you have already engaged in sexting as either the sender or receiver. Current Arkansas laws regarding teens and sexting are also covered.

Length: 50-60 minutes

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