Please contact the Children’s Advocacy Center for more information or to schedule a program for your organization! Call (903) 957-0440.
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
This seminar teaches individuals who work with children on a daily basis, about the signs and symptoms of child abuse. Professionals will learn facts about child abuse, how to recognize physical and behavioral signs of the varying forms of child abuse, as well as many other important details including how to make a report. (1.5–2 hours)
Play It Safe!®
Developed by the professionals at The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, Play It Safe!® is an evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention program. The program is compliant with Jenna’s Law and Erin’s Law and is endorsed by Jenna Quinn and Erin Merryn. The Play It Safe!® program is comprised of age-appropriate scripts and corresponding movies for each grade level, Pre-K through 6th grade, and topic specific scripts and movies for middle school and high-school. We are currently offering a total of 10 distinct programs. These age-specific programs allow us to address the child abuse epidemic in an age-appropriate manner, equipping children and teenagers to recognize, respond to, and report abuse.
Childhood education is critical to preventing child abuse. 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Children need the tools to handle this terrifying reality if we ever hope to change it. Play It Safe!® gives children these tools. Studies demonstrate that children who experience Play It Safe!®programs have an increased understanding of abuse as well as an increased confidence in handling abusive situations. During the programs children identify potentially abusive situations, identify trusted individuals to turn to for help, and discuss concepts such as consent, assertiveness, and personal boundaries. Just as every child is taught safety rules about strangers, fires, inclement weather, and sharp objects, it is pivotal that we teach safety rules to prevent abuse. Only then can we make Grayson County a safer place for our children.