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Prevention Education

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WHAT IS THE ACE STUDY?

The renowned Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, co-sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirmed, with scientific evidence, that adversity early in life increases physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life. It also demonstrated that trauma is common and often occurs in clusters rather than in singular events.

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND PREVENTION

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

BRCAC provides community education and primary prevention in schools and other venues for children/teens, caregivers, and more recently to youth-serving providers such as: law enforcement, education, after-school programming, medical and mental health.

We provide this education because we understand that childhood trauma adverse experiences threatens the long-term physical and mental health of children all the way into adulthood, as established by the now famous “ACES Study.” Through this study, we help to teach adults early signs of trauma and to respond in ways that are trauma-informed in order to prevent the cycle from persisting.

2,677 CHILDREN AND ADULTS RECEIVED CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION (LAST YEAR)

-Source: BRCAC NCATrak Database

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AVAILABLE PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Contact the BRCAC about professional education event in the future. For more information, please contact 225-343-1984.

Register for Our Upcoming Prevention Education Classes

Click here for August 2022 Classes
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All classes are held from 6:30-7:30 Darkness to Light classes held from 6-8.



ADULT/CAREGIVER FOCUSED:

react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program believes and teaches that child safety is an adult’s job.

Sessions will be hosted Live by an Education Specialist trained on Internet Safety, and will educate parents & caregivers on the following:

  • How to recognize unsafe online situations children may face while using online gaming platforms, chat rooms, & social media;
  • Signs of cyber bulling, sexting, online grooming, & human trafficking;
  • Management of devices & internet use;
  • Steps to follow if confronted with an unsafe online situation & how to report it.

CHILD AND TEEN FOCUSED:

program helps to eliminate the abuse and neglect of children through education. This program is exceptionally important because education and awareness can mitigate abuse already in progress. Children often don’t understand that what is happening to them is wrong, and not their fault. This program is designed to offer information through puppet shows and videos and most importantly opens a safe discussion on healthy behaviors. For teens, it includes information on online safety and cyberbullying awareness. These programs may be provided in classrooms, where it meets the mandate for bullying prevention and sex abuse prevention and education, or in community settings.

 

will educate middle & high school students (grades 6th – 12th) on how to recognize unsafe online situations, what steps should be followed if ever confronted with an unsafe online situation, and how to report it.
Please consider these important FACTS:
– 92% of all teens in the U.S. report using the internet daily; – The number of online predators & have significantly increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis (by more than 100,000);
– 1 out of 5 teens are solicited sexually while using the internet;
– 72% of teens ‘friend’ strangers on social media;
– 8 out of 10 teens admit giving out personal information to strangers online;
– 1 in 5 girls are cyberbullied;
– 1 in 10 boys are cyberbullied;
– Strangers solicit & groom teens through chat rooms & multi-player online games than all other resources combined.
Internet use continues to increase, as does online abuse. It is important that we teach our children the personal & online safety skills needed to navigate this ever increasing virtual world, so please join us for this free opportunity to learn how to Speak Up Be Safe while online.

 

Elementary Internet Safety:

Calling all Kindergarten thru 5th graders! Join the NetSmatz krewe & the BRCAC to learn how to recognize unsafe online situations, what steps should be followed if ever confronted with an unsafe online situation, and how to report it. The Louisiana Bar Foundation & the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center has teamed up to offer this FREE class.
Parents & Caregivers, if you are not yet sure about registering, please consider these important FACTS:
– 76% of children in the U.S. have access to the internet;
– Only 33 % of households with internet access use filtering and blocking software;
– 1 out of 5 children are solicited sexually while using the internet;
– 7 in 10 children are willing to share personal information to strangers online;
– More than 100,000 predators are online daily;
– Strangers solicit & groom elementary-aged children daily through multi-player online games (like Roblox, Minecraft, & Fortnite);
– 1 in 10 parents are actually aware that strangers can interact with their children through multi-player online games (as listed above).
Internet use continues to increase, as does online abuse. It is important that we teach our children the personal & online safety skills needed to navigate this ever increasing virtual world, so please join us for this free opportunity to learn how to Speak Up Be Safe while online.

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