Sexual Abuse Awareness
Talking to Your Kids About Sexual Assault
It can be stressful to plan a big safety talk about sexual assault with your kid. The good news is, you don’t have to. Conversations about sexual assault can be a part of the safety conversations you’re already having, like knowing when to speak up, how to take care of friends, and listening to your gut. The key is to start these conversations when your kids are young, and have these conversations often.
Start conversations about safety when your kids are young
Teach young children the language they need to talk about their bodies and information about boundaries to help them understand what is allowed and what is inappropriate. These lessons help them know when something isn’t right and give them the power to speak up.
Teach children the names of their body parts. When children have the words to describe their body parts, they may find it easier to ask questions and express concerns about those body parts.
Some parts of the body are private. Let children know that other people shouldn’t touch or look at them. If a healthcare professional has to examine these parts of the body, be present.
It’s OK to say “no.” It’s important to let children know they are allowed to say “no” to touches that make them uncomfortable. This message isn’t obvious to children, who are often taught to be obedient and follow the rules.
Support your child if they say no, even if it puts you in an uncomfortable position. For example, if your child doesn’t want to hug someone at a family gathering, respect their decision to say “no” to this contact.
Talk about secrets. Perpetrators will often use secret-keeping to manipulate children. Let children know they can always talk to you, especially if they’ve been told to keep a secret.
If they see someone touching another child, they shouldn’t keep this secret, either. Learn more about protecting a child from sexual assault.
#Now I Know
Two-Lifestyles, Inc., Sexual Abuse Awareness Class – # Now I Know is here to educate our women to parent and keep their children safe from any forms abuse. It is our goal as an agency to provide supportive services to women by engaging, encouraging, educating and empowering them to becoming a healthier parent. Please remember children are the future, we must invest in them by spending quality the most time with them.
Each person will go through a one time registration-screening process that would support them getting connected to the appropriate care manager to help receive other needed services.
Each person is responsible for paying her registration fees prior to receiving any enrollment letter or progress note. All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE (Up to 15 Days to pay fee) Each person will bring to the registration screening a copy of your valid driver license or Identification, current minute order, DCFS case plan or TDM services plan. (Any document stating reason for referral)
After each class you are obligated to complete an anonymous evaluation form about what you learned in-group today. This is not an English or writing class we just need your honest feedback to better our program. So ladies please feel free to be honest with your thoughts.
Please bring your pen, highlighter and binder ready to work, learn and share different strategies for parenting after abuse.
16 Weeks Sexual Abuse Awareness Class
It is mandatory to complete all 16 classes before receiving completion certificate. If by an unforeseen reason the class is missed you are obligated to complete with the next round parenting class.