Come and get training from professionals on identifying and reporting abuse and making our homes, churches, and communities safe places. Learn ways to teach and empower children, how to respond wisely in the event of possible abuse, topics of special interest to survivors, and much more. Credit may be offered by some foster/adoption agencies for this training. Check with your agency for their requirements. See our website for a list of topics and speakers!
There will be resources to browse, and some available to purchase if you desire, the ability to network with others who care about children, and opportunity to ask questions in a safe and supportive environment. Don’t forget, the Plain People’s Clothing Project will be available to view in person as well!
The registration fee includes snacks and drinks, as well as Friday supper and Saturday lunch catered by Shady Maple Smorgasbord.
The seminar will be held in the middle of scenic Lancaster County, PA, on April 29 & 30.
Please note that we will have to close registration for meal tickets two weeks before the seminar. You’re still welcome to register after that, or at the door if we haven’t hit our event limit, but there’s no guarantee of Shady Maple food, as due to costs per meal, we don’t plan to order much (if any) extra meals.
Just a few of the sessions we’re looking forward to:
Helping Children in the Future: Understanding Why Sexual Abusers Continue to Abuse Children
Dr. Tara Mitchell
Surviving Sexual Abuse: Understanding Trauma’s Lifelong Effects in Adulthood and Finding Pathways to Healing
Identifying and Dealing with Inappropriate or Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom
Dianne Darr Couts
The Survivor’s Trident: A Primer On How the Court System and Victim Advocates Can Help Survivors Of Abuse Find Justice
Attorneys Teresa Jauregui and Renee Franchi
I’ve Reported: Now What? The Investigative Process
Detective Sasha Sheridan
Hope and Healing
Dale and Faith Ingraham
Previous attendees have said:
“Thanks so much for the professional choice of speakers. They were tops!”
“I loved hearing from different people with different voices, backgrounds and stories.”
“I very much appreciate the effort put into this event and the education.”