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Shari's Promise has a straight-forward, but profound mission:
To stop child sexual abuse any way we can, empower survivors, and teach communities to recognize the signs and react responsibly.
We pursue this mission primarily via education, training adults and children through the following programs.
This presentation teaches:
It also includes a 15-minute open discussion.
A somewhat abridged version of our 90-minute training, this session goes into less detail, but is still very useful.
Stewards of Children
Developed by Darkness to Light, a national non-profit with a mission similar to ours - to protect children from sexual abuse - Stewards of Children is an evidence based, revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action.
This program is designed for organizations and corporations that serve children and youth, and is ideal for therapists, counselors, and anyone else looking for continuing education units (CEUs). The program has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors, and the National Association of Social Workers for three (3) CEUs. Educators, nurses, and mental health professionals should contact their governing board to see if this program qualifies.
The training workshop takes between 2-3 hours, is offered by an authorized Stewards of Children facilitator, and uses a video, workbook, and open discussion.
Survivor Empowerment Group
"Not your typical victim support group"
Our intention with every session is for our participants to leave empowered. This is a safe, supporting, and encouraging environment dedicated to each others' growth beyond being a victim of sexual abuse. What will begin to emerge is a new possibility for your life and the confidence to carry that forward. This is an ongoing group meeting once per month.
30-Minute Training for Children Ages 5 to 9
This is a fun, interactive presentation that includes an age-appropriate book on child sexual abuse. Red, Yellow, and Green flags help illustrate when a hypothetical scenario is safe, a warning, or should be told to a responsible adult.
45-Minute Training for Youth Ages 9 to 13
What your youth will learn:
45-Minute Training for Teens Ages 14 to 18
What your teen will learn: