North Suburban YMCA Hosting Free Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Trainings

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The North Suburban YMCA is hosting Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention trainings for adults in the community on Saturday, January 26th from 9:30am-12:00pm and on Thursday, January 31st from 6:30-9:00pm.

Stewards of Children is the only evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention training proven effective in educating adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. With statistics stating that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday, it is time that community members take action to reverse these alarming trends.

The YMCA is working with schools, daycare centers, community organizations, faith groups and parents to train community members to keep children safe. They hope to educate and train 5,935 people in the community by the year 2017 using this Stewards of Children curriculum.

This training is FREE for North Suburban YMCA Members and community residents of Woburn, Winchester, Burlington, Lexington and Arlington, and $10 per person for residents of other communities. Three training hour credits are available to professionals.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information and to register for this training, call or e-mail Jodi Crowley at (781) 305-2908 or jcrowley@ymcaboston.org. When leaving a voicemail, please leave your full name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

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