Specialist child sexual abuse prevention education - "Protective Behaviours" being offered in Geraldton

Desert Blue Connect have organised Protective Behaviours WA to deliver a 2 day certified training of their “Protective Behaviours” program in Geraldton on September 17 & 18th.   “Protective Behaviours” is a child-focused sexual abuse prevention education program that teaches children, young people and adults a range of skills and strategies to help prevent and reduce child sexual abuse in the community.

Desert Blue Connect uses a whole of community approach to provide strategies that aim to prevent child abuse and children’s exposure to family violence.  One approach is to provide professional learning for teachers, school support staff, youth workers, chaplains, police, or other professionals who work with children so they can provide this specialised program in a variety of education and care settings. 

Child sexual abuse prevention education usually takes place in schools and early childhood settings, however it can also be provided in sporting clubs, youth groups and other community settings where children learn, live and play.

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“We are offering this specialist training to a range of educators and teachers but we also encourage anyone who has a role working with children or who has an interest in child sexual abuse prevention to attend”, said Ms. Camp, Senior Community Educator at Desert Blue Connect.

“It’s all about learning how to support children and keep them safe.  Participants will learn various protective behaviour strategies they can then teach to children, which promotes safety and wellbeing, and improves the children’s resilience.”

“The training manual is provided in the cost and we will have a range of resources available for participants to take home with them”, said Ms. Camp.

Protective Behaviours WA are offering their universal Foundations Training which is recommended for service providers working in education, child protection, children’s services, early education & care, youth services, disability services, family violence services, accommodation services, crime prevention and Indigenous services.

The Foundations Training will be held on 17th and 18th of September 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Desert Blue Connect Studio, 28 Durlacher Street, Geraldton.  The cost is $300 which includes training manuals, morning tea and lunch.

Tickets are available at Desert Blue Connect reception, 25 Chapman Road, Geraldton or via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/protective-behaviours-2-day-certified-training-tickets-47335393436

If you would like any further information about the training, contact Christine at Desert Blue Connect christinec@desertblueconnect.com.au or by phoning 9964 2742.

Desert Blue Connect offer specialist education in sexuality and relationship, respectful relationship and child protection and abuse prevention.  This is offered to professionals, individuals, community organisations and schools and is customised to meet the specific needs whilst using a whole of community approach.  Please contact Desert Blue Connect for further information on 9964 2742 or email info@desertblueconnect.org.au

Desert Blue Connect provide a range of free or low cost services that include women’s health, rural support services, family violence response, primary prevention and crisis accommodation for women and children.  

For an appointment at Desert Blue Connect, call 9964 2742 or drop into the office at 25 Chapman Road in Geraldton.

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