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News & Events

June 30, 2016

Shari's Promise transition to Hope Works!

We have exciting news! We will become a program within Hope Works of Howard County!

June 30, 2016

Sharis Promise transition to Hope Works

We have exciting news! We will become a program within Hope Works of Howard County!


-CSA Program under Hope Works


March 25, 2015

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Come learn how to prevent child sexual abuse with this powerful, life changing presentation.

We will cover

  • What child sexual abuse is
  • How to talk to your children about sexual abuse
  • How to put prevention in place every where your children are
  • How to recognize the signs
  • How to react responsibly 

Click HERE to register via Eventbrite. Thank you on behalf of all children.



March 24, 2015

Our NEW Address

Hi there! Please make a note of our new mailing address:

P.O. Box 74
Glenelg, MD 21737

Thank you 

February 25, 2015

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Presentation

Join us for a FREE and OPEN to the Public Prevention Presentation in Howard County Maryland at the Savage Library on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 6:30-8:00pm. Click on the link below to register.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-sexual-abuse-prevention-presentation-tickets-15440159934


April 28, 2014

BOOK PROJECT - Project Healing: Kids' Happiness Art

Project Healing: Kids' Happiness Art Book

Shari's Promise (www.SharisPromise.org) is compiling a book of art work entitled Project Healing: Kids' Happiness Art Book representing the hope of children affected by childhood sexual abuse.  Our mission is to provide a creative outlet for the emotions that may arise during the process of recovery. 

Some ideas of what to create are:        

  • Draw a picture that expresses your favorite "Happy Place"        
  • Write a list of "I feel happy when..."       
  • Compose a poem of "Me"      

We hope to give these kids a way to channel powerful feelings such as fear, rage, loss, betrayal, faith, love and hope for the future.

5,000 books will be printed and distributed for free to pediatricians, OB/GYN, dentists, orthodontist's offices, child care centers and various other businesses throughout Howard County to display in their waiting rooms.  

If you would like the child in your care to participate and submit his or her original work of art to possibly be included in the Happiness Art Book, please fill out the form below and submit with the art.  Art can be submitted to Shari's Promise at P.O Box 2665, Columbia, MD, 21045 or via email at sharispromise@gmail.com.
 
Thank you for participating in Project Healing!


-Happiness Book Sponsorship Levels

-Art Submission Permission Form


April 07, 2014

Parent CSA Prevention Training

Monday, April 7, 2014 join us for Parent CSA prevention training at Folly Quarter Middle School from 7-8:30 pm

August 22, 2013

Parent and Caregiver Prevention Presentation

Join us at The Washington's Karate Dojo for a prevention presentation!
Learn how to prevent child sexual abuse, how to talk to children about abuse,how to recognize the signs, and react responsibly. 
This is an empowering training that all parents and caregivers should have, and we are grateful to WKD Karate for girls for providing it!
FREE and Open to the public, so bring a friend! 

Where: WKD Karate for Girls  
   Phelps Luck Community Center
   5355 Phelps Luck Drive
   Columbia, MD 21045
When: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Time: 7-8:30pm

Register with the link below:
 http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7388845235 


August 07, 2013

Youth CSA workshop

When: Wednesday August 7, 2013 
Where: Howard County Library- Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxant Pkwy, Columbia, Md 21044
Time: 6:30-7:15pm

Register with this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7707373963 

Come join Shari's Promise for an empowering youth workshop! My Body Belongs to Me is a workshop designed for children ages 5 -8 to teach them how to be safe from child sexual abuse. In this empowering program they will learn:

  1. Learn what sexual abuse is
  2. Learn what areas of the body are private
  3. Learn how to identify possible grooming practices- we use the words un-comfortable
  4. Learn what they can do/say to protect themselves- Power words
  5. Learn how and who to tell if they, or a friend, have been abused
All in a safe, fun and friendly way. Parents are encouraged to stay, this will allow for continued open communication with your child. See you there!

 



July 29, 2013

Parent and caregiver prevention presentation

Looks Salon and Spa will be hosting a parent and caregiver Child Sexaul Abuse prevention presentation to all Looks employees, and clients! This event is FREE to you, and open to the public. 
Learn how to put preventative measures in place every where your child is, how to talk about CSA, how to recognize the signs of abuse and how to react responsibly to it.

When: Monday, July 29  
Time: 7-8:30pm 
Address: Looks Salon and Spa 6822 Oak Hall Ln, Columbia, MD 21045
Register with the link below:
 http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7388678737 



June 20, 2013

Parent/caregiver prevention presentation - FREE

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Krav Maga

8865 Stanford Blvd., Suite 141
Lakeside Shopping Center
Columbia, MD 21045

Eventbrite - Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training


May 20, 2013

Parent/caregiver prevention presentation

Come join us for FREE at Rockburn Elementary School for a Parent and Caregiver prevention training. 
You will learn how to put preventative measures in place where ever your children are, how to talk to your child about sexual abuse, how to recognize the signs of abuse, and how to react responsibly.
Time: 7-8:30pm
Location: 6145 Montgomery Rd. Elkridge Md 21075
See you there!

 

May 06, 2013

Tennis and Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Come join the fun at Hobbit's Glen for The Albright Foundation's 17th annual Tennis and Golf Classic for the Children
A portion of the proceeds will benifit Shari's Promise.

Date: Monday, May 6, 2013

Location: Hobbit’s Glen Golf & Tennis Club Columbia, MD 

Register today at www.albrightfoundation.org then go to "register" to help Shari's Promise end child sexaul abuse!



April 24, 2013

The Melting Pot Fundraiser

Come Fondue with us!

The Melting pot in Columbia has a new menu and a new way to order! It doesn't have to be an all night event anymore! Come out and enjoy dinner, dessert or drinks and help us end childhood sexual abuse!
A portion of the proceeds will go to Shari's Promise. 

Date: Wednesday April 24, 2013
Time: 5:00pm- 11:00pm
Location: The Melting Pot, Columbia
Address: 10451 Twin Rivers Rd. Columbia 

April 19, 2013

Stewards of children Workshop

This program is intended for any organization thats serves youth, however is open to any responsible adult who would like to make a difference in the area of child sexual abuse prevention. 
This is a 3 hour program that uses video, an interactive workbook, and open discussion to learn how to prevent, recognize the signs, and react responsibly. This program is eligible for 3 CEU's. 

Free and Open to the public 

Date: Friday April 19, 2013
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: John Hopkins 3rd Floor, Room 326
Address: 6740 Alexander Bell Rd. Columbia, Md 21046
 



March 28, 2013

Parent/ Caregiver prevention presentation

Learn how to prevent child sexual abuse, talk to your children about abuse, identify the signs, and react responsibly.


Free and open to the public. 

Date:Thursday March 28th 2013
Time: 7:30-9:00pm
Location: Howard County Public Library
Address: 9421 Fredrick Rd. Ellicott City, Md
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this material, it is important to us that we provide a safe and uninterruted environment. Please arrive on time, doors will close for entry at 7:40pm. 


September 20, 2012

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Presentation for parents- Adults only-Open to the public

Learn how to protect your child from sexual abuse,recognize the signs, and how to respond if abuse is suspected or disclosed. 
September 20th 2012 
7-8:30pm
Presented by: Shari Hammond
Homewood Suites
8320 Benson Drive
Columbia, MD 21045
$20.00
Register by email @ sharispromise@yahoo.com or by calling 443-838-3524
Or just show up, and bring a friend!

Training We Have Provided

Location Audience Workshop or Presentation
Howard County Police Department Parents, General Public Stewards of Children Workshop
Prince Georges County Women and Children Services Mothers Stewards of Children Workshop
Prince Georges County Women and Children Services Staff of Counselors Stewards of Children Workshop
Private Home Parents Stewards of Children Workshop
The Family Center Psychologists and Psychiatrists Stewards of Children Workshop
The Young School Parents Stewards of Children Workshop
Howard County Police Department Parents, General Public Stewards of Children Workshop
Howard County Police Department Parents, General Public Stewards of Children Workshop
Howard County Police Department Parents, General Public Stewards of Children Workshop
Howard County Police Department Parents, General Public Stewards of Children Workshop
Howard County Police Department Parents, General Public Shari's Promise Presentation
The Columbia Center for Spiritual Living Sunday School Teachers Stewards of Children
Maryland Children Alliance Child Abuse and Neglect Conference Social Workers Presentations
Homewood Suites Parents,General Public Stewards of Children
Homewood Suites County Officials, General Public Presentation
Columbia Rotary Club Community Leaders Presentation
Applied Physics Laboratory Employees with Children Presentation
Private Home Parents Stewards of Children Workshop
Private Home Parents Stewards of Children Workshop
Private Home Parents Stewards of Children Workshop
Brighter Days Ministry, DC Children ages 4-9 in Vacation Bible School Prevention Training
Brighter Days Ministry, DC Children ages 9-14 in Vacation Bible School Prevention Training
Brighter Days Ministry, DC Adult Congregant Symposium 90 Minute Training Presentation
Columbia Small Business Mom Entrepreneurs Stewards of Children Workshop
Earth Trex Comptetive Team Parents Prevention Training
Earth Trex Teen Team Members Prevention Training