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The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children offers a variety of child abuse prevention programming. Please review our training options below, choose what best suits your needs, and fill out the form in the footer below:

Stewards of Children®

Duration: 120 minutes including discussion and Q&A

Audience: Schools, youth-serving organizations, and the community-at-large

Synopsis: Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed sexual abuse prevention training. This two-hour, facilitator-led training teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse and is based on Darkness to Light’s 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children and is brought locally into communities by a network of over 9,000 volunteer facilitators.

Outcomes:

  • Know the 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children
    • Learn the Facts
    • Minimize Opportunity
    • Talk About It
    • Recognize the Signs
    • React Responsibly
  • Access to abuse prevention resources.
  • Understanding of Mandatory Reporting Laws in your jurisdiction.

Recognizing and Reporting Abuse and Neglect

Duration: 60-90 minutes including discussion and Q&A

Audience: Schools, youth-serving organizations, and the community-at-large

Synopsis: This state-specific training focuses on early intervention and prevention of abuse in all forms; emotional maltreatment, physical, and sexual.

Outcomes:

  • Describe the reporting law and reporting procedure in specific jurisdictions.
  • Respond appropriately when children disclose allegations of abuse or neglect.
  • Identify what information you can expect upon making a report to the DFS Child Abuse and Neglect Report Line.
  • Acquire a basic understanding of the civil and criminal definitions in statute for the various types of child maltreatment.
  • Recognize the relationship between physical and behavioral indicators and suspicion of child abuse and neglect.
  • Employ primary prevention strategies that leave children less susceptible to abuse. 

Grooming and Vulnerable Children

Duration: 60 minutes including discussion and Q&A

Audience: Adults in schools, youth-serving organizations, and the community-at-large.

Synopsis: Introduces the definition of grooming: (v) a methodical strategy commonly used by offenders to gain trust and alone time with children.

Outcomes:

  • Learn to identify how entire communities, organizations, families, and children can be groomed through case studies.
  • Build policies that prohibit conduct which could lead to grooming and create a heightened awareness and mitigation strategies that better protect children.
  • How offenders use secrecy to shield them from suspicion and forbid children from reporting.
  • Prevention strategies that minimize opportunities for abuse.

Internet Safety and Cyberbullying Prevention

Duration: 45-60 minutes including discussion and Q&A

Audience: Grades 3-12 (Parent/Teacher module is available upon request)

Synopsis: This facilitator-led training covers progressively mature, age-appropriate subject matters such as good digital citizenship, privacy, cyberbullying, as well as sexting, online predators, and sexual solicitation. This is an interactive presentation with video segments and scenario-based discussions around typical situations that children and teens are bound to encounter online—often when they are alone.

Outcomes:

  • INCREASED AWARENESS OF:
    • Online risks and dangers.
    • The permanency of online conduct.
    • Healthy vs. unhealthy online relationships and behaviors.
    • The prevalence, repercussions, and circumstances of bullying and child sexual abuse through the use of the Internet.
  • IMPROVED KNOWLEDGE of the potential legal, educational, and emotional consequences of risky digital behavior.
  • SKILLS TO HELP:
    • Youth prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to bullying online and in school.
    • Adults and youth recognize and report online abuse and find help.
    • Adults engage children under their care in conversation about Internet safety.

Sexting, Sextortion, and Sexploitation

Duration: 60 minutes (including discussion and Q&A)

Audience: Middle and High School-aged Students

Synopsis: Facilitator-led training exploring the definition of sexting, the laws around it, and potentially harmful aftermath.

Outcomes:

  • Learn to avoid the long-lasting and serious consequences of sharing intimate images.
  • Understand how the Internet uses pieces of personal information and images as commodities for the online market, which has tremendous demand.
  • Know the realities of sextortion and sexploitation – how even one release of a sexual image can entrap the exposed victim into furnishing more or to comply with other unwanted demands.
  • Understand how internet searches are the new norm for prospective employers, scholarship providers, and other application-based opportunities.