6 and 3 Hour Options
Yes, those kids CAN turn out healthy and happy after sexual abuse!! This course is SOS's most popular workshop and offers the survivor’s perspective in the long-term process of healing from childhood sexual abuse. Bonnie will walk participants through the stages of recovery incorporating her own healing strategies and current research covering the many stages of the grief/resolution process.
This presentation will use group activities, lectures, discussion and Q & A to address:
6 and 3 Hour Options
This highly interactive workshop balances a difficult topic with games and group activities and fulfills the requirements for Ohio child abuse and prevention training for daycare providers and K - 12 educators. For educators, additional topics of drug awareness, violence prevention, and positive youth development, can be incorporated to meet all Ohio Safety Training requirements. Workshop participants will learn:
Training for Trauma Informed Care
A great workshop for ALL helping professionals who want to deeply understand the impact of sexual abuse on children (and branching into adulthood). This workshop blends the best from "Overcoming Trauma" and "Become a Life-Saver for Maltreated Children" into a fascinating look into the world of the trauma survivor. Participants will learn:
The worn out feet of one in every seven kids between the ages of 10 and 18 will hit the streets running adding to the estimated 1 – 3 million runaway and homeless kids living on the streets in the United States.
Why do they run? What risks do they face? And most importantly, what can be done to prevent runaway episodes by offering them safety and stability – a life in new shoes? As a former staff trainer and client of Daybreak, a runaway shelter in Dayton, OH, Bonnie will answer these questions while changing a few shoes of her own! As a former teen runaway, she will share her personal story of fleeing child abuse, living on the run, and finding new hope. She will also share parenting strategies for the caregivers of teens, the importance of establishing permanency connections for youth in placement, and local/national resources.
Feel free to join in discussion and get comfortable in your shoes!
According to a recent study by the American Medical Association, teen dating violence (TDV) involving physical or sexual assault affects one out of every five female high school students - and over 50% of their parents will never bring up the subject. Physical, emotional, and sexual TDV can leave behind a wake of other unhealthy behaviors including substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors, and suicide attempts. Learning to recognize and respond to targets and perpetrators of TDV will help prevent this dysfunctional pattern from carrying through to adult years.This workshop covers:
Current dating violence statistics: