The PCAK staff are among the best in the country when it comes to ensuring your audience is equipped with cutting-edge information in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. Each training is typically 1.5 hours in length, but can be modified to meet your needs. Social Work CEUs can be awarded for any training provided by PCAK. Click on each topic to learn more.
Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
HB 285, legislation passed during the 2010 General Assembly, mandates and encourages education on the identification and prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. Check with us to see if your profession is part of the mandate, or whether you and your colleagues are merely encouraged to receive this training. In partnership with experts in child maltreatment, PCAK has developed curricula to meet the needs of a variety of professionals impacted by this legislation. Train the Trainer workshops are also available.
The Internet Safety training provides strategies to EDUCATE, MONITOR and COMMUNICATE internet safety. As a result of this training, participants will understand risks and learn how to keep children protected both from unsafe material as well as from predators who are unyielding in their efforts. This training has been designed to support parents and other caregivers in their efforts to assure the safety of children in their care.
Reporting and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
The Child Fatality Review System is the state’s response to childhood deaths: a system designed to learn what we can from the children who died and develop strategies to prevent childhood deaths in the future. Attendees of this training will be able to: (1) Identify the composition of the Local Child Fatality Review Team; (2) Identify the function of the Child Fatality Review Team; (3) Identify the goals of the Local Team; (4) List best practice models for child death investigation and case review; and (5) Identify opportunities to integrate case review findings into local prevention efforts.
Fathers: Improving Outcomes for Children
*Thanks to all the medical professionals who provided valuable input into the development of this curriculum.
Kentucky Strengthening Families
Supporting families is a key strategy for promoting school readiness and preventing child abuse and neglect. Attendees will learn how to apply the KY Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework in their community, organization, or program through the following training objectives: (1) Ability to list and explain each of the six Protective Factors; (2) Recognizing the importance of strengthening families based on research; (3) Identifying strategies for how your program can align current program practices with the Protective Factors; and 4) Developing a plan for how you will promote the protective factors in your workplace so every interaction you have with families is strength-based and high impact.
Protecting Your Children: Advice from Child Molesters
Using film clips of interviews with various types of sex offenders, participants will understand the techniques perpetrators use to target, seduce and exploit children. Topics include offender descriptions of “grooming” tactics (how and why they targeted certain children, families and youth serving agencies, seduced child victims and adult caretakers, and inhibited disclosure, detection and reporting). This workshop will challenge common misperceptions about children’s ability to protect themselves, and promote the idea that all adults must be informed and take an active role in promoting child safety. Participants will learn effective prevention strategies for use in a variety of settings.
Stewards of Children
PCAK staff is credentialed by the Darkness to Light organization as an Authorized Facilitator of the Stewards of Children curriculum. Stewards of Children is an evidence based workshop, documented to “increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors.” The 2-3 hour workshop is conducted in small group settings and is geared toward all adults interested in preventing child sexual abuse.
Looking for something not covered in the list of topics?
PCAK staff can develop a presentation to address a particular need or subject. If we cannot accommodate your request, we will be glad to assist you in finding another source to meet the need. Feel free to contact us to discuss your training needs and available options.
How much does training cost?
Knowledge and awareness is a prerequisite to preventing child abuse and neglect. Our goal is to provide training and information to as many communities as possible. We rely on your generosity to continue to provide these trainings. Should your agency budget allow you to provide reimbursement for our expenses, we will gladly send an invoice for services. Please contact PCAK for specifics.
For more information on training opportunities through Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, please contact Joel Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-225-8879.
Recognizing and Reporting for Department of Education Personnel
The Kentucky Department of Education has approved the following training for school districts use in accordance with SB119 and KRS 156.095. Each local school board shall adopt one or more trainings for implementation within the schools:
For more information visit: http://education.ky.gov/teachers/PD/Pages/childabuseneglect.aspx
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