Events and Classes

"The biggest weapon we have against child sexual abuse is talking about it." 

Trudy Novicki, JD, Executive Director Kristi House




Eagle Lions Club Presentation: RBRC and Child Abuse 101

posted Oct 3, 2017, 12:58 PM by Bridget Derkash

Eagle Lions Club Presentation: RBRC and Child Abuse 101

River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, some myths and facts, victim and offender dynamics, the purpose and process of a Child Advocacy Center in general, and River Bridge in particular. Basic information about reporting child abuse is included. This presentation can be tailored to the specific audience, from service clubs and community members to nonprofit staff, victim advocates, and law enforcement. 

https://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/eagleco/




Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 
6:30 to 8:30 PM 
Gypsum Town Hall 
50 Lundgren Blvd.
Gypsum, CO


Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Keep Your Kids Safe From Sexual Abuse

posted Oct 3, 2017, 12:53 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 12:54 PM ]

Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse 

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 
Aspen Mountian Tots
Yellow Brick Building, 215 N Garmisch St.
Aspen, CO 81601


Parents Preventing Sexual Abuse: Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse
2 hours

Presented by Meghan Hurley, RBRC therapist for sexual abuse survivors and their families. Meghan has identified 10 tips every parent should know to protect your child from sexual abuse based on her work with survivors and extensive training related to sexual abuse victimization. This presentation empowers parents by teaching specific skills to make their child a “least likely” victim, and opens up communication between parents and children on this difficult topic.

Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

posted Oct 3, 2017, 12:43 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 1:23 PM ]







10 Cosas Cada Padre Debe Saber Para Proteger a su Nino Del Abuso Sexual 


18 de octubre, 2017 
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Highland Elementary School 
1500 E. &th St. 
Rifle, CO 81650 

Aprenda estrategias sencillas para usar en la vida cotidiana

Presentado por Dina Prieto

Aprenda habilidades apropiadas y maneras de hablar a los niños sobre el abuso sexual y la seguridad del cuerpoconforme a la edad. Esta clase empodera a adultos con estrategias efectivas para comunicarse con los niños sobre este tema difícil.  La extensa capacitación relacionada con la victimización del abuso sexual,  así como su trabajo con los sobrevivientes y sus familias, le permite a Meghan compartir este conocimiento que es esencial para todo padre.
Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse


Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Highland Elementary School 
1500 E. &th St. 
Rifle, CO 81650 

Presented by Meghan Hurley, RBRC therapist for sexual abuse survivors and their families. Meghan has identified 10 tips every parent should know to protect your child from sexual abuse based on her work with survivors and extensive training related to sexual abuse victimization. This presentation empowers parents by teaching specific skills to make their child a “least likely” victim, and opens up communication between parents and children on this difficult topic.

Offered in English and Spanish 








Aspen High School Mandatory Reporting

posted Oct 3, 2017, 12:41 PM by Bridget Derkash

 Aspen High School Mandatory Reporting 
In Partnership with Pitkin County Human Services 


River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, some myths and facts, victim and offender dynamics, the purpose and process of a Child Advocacy Center in general, and River Bridge in particular. Basic information about reporting child abuse is included. This presentation can be tailored to the specific audience, from service clubs and community members to nonprofit staff, victim advocates, and law enforcement. 

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 
3:00 to 4:00 PM 
Aspen High School 
235 High School Rd. 
Aspen, CO 81611


Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

posted Oct 3, 2017, 11:25 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 1:23 PM ]

Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse


Monday, October 16th, 2017 
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Elk Creek Elementary School 
804 W. Main St.
New Castle, CO 81647

Presented by Meghan Hurley, RBRC therapist for sexual abuse survivors and their families. Meghan has identified 10 tips every parent should know to protect your child from sexual abuse based on her work with survivors and extensive training related to sexual abuse victimization. This presentation empowers parents by teaching specific skills to make their child a “least likely” victim, and opens up communication between parents and children on this difficult topic.

Offered in English and Spanish 
















10 Cosas Cada Padre Debe Saber Para Proteger a Su Nino Del Abuso Sexual 


16 de octubre, 2017 
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Elk Creek Elementary School 
804 W. Main St.
New Castle, CO 81647

Aprenda estrategias sencillas para usar en la vida cotidiana
Presentado por Dina Prieto
Aprenda habilidades apropiadas y maneras de hablar a los niños sobre el abuso sexual y la seguridad del cuerpoconforme a la edad. Esta clase empodera a adultos con estrategias efectivas para comunicarse con los niños sobre este tema difícil.  La extensa capacitación relacionada con la victimización del abuso sexual,  así como su trabajo con los sobrevivientes y sus familias, le permite a Meghan compartir este conocimiento que es esencial para todo padre.

Parachute Police Department Child Abuse and River Bridge Training

posted Oct 3, 2017, 11:18 AM by Bridget Derkash



River Bridge professionals provide information about child abuse statistics, some myths and facts, victim and offender dynamics, the purpose and process of a Child Advocacy Center in general, and River Bridge in particular. Basic information about reporting child abuse is included. This presentation can be tailored to the specific audience, from service clubs and community members to nonprofit staff, victim advocates, and law enforcement. 

Monday, October 16th, 2017 
2:00 to 3:00 PM
Parachute Police Department 

River Bridge Presents Marilyn Van Derbur

posted Oct 3, 2017, 11:10 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 11:12 AM ]



Tickets Are Going Fast!
Tickets are $75 and can be purchased through PayPal by following the link below
Please call River Bridge Regional Center with questions
(970)945-5195


Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 
5:30 to 8:30 PM 
TimberHearth in Cordillera
Edwards, Colorado 

Marilyn Van Derbur: A Survivor Story 

Marilyn Van Derbur was crowned Miss America while she was a student at the University of Colorado. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with Phi Beta Kappa honors.  As a childhood incest survivor, she has devoted much of her adult life to raising national awareness and understanding of sexual abuse and its long-term effects. In 1989 her family funded an adult incest survivor program in Denver, and in 1993 she co-founded two national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to public education and strengthening laws protecting victims of sexual abuse.

Garfield County Human Service Commission Meeting

posted Oct 3, 2017, 11:04 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 11:12 AM ]

River Bridge professionals provide information about the mission and vision of River Bridge Regional Center.  This presentation highlights child abuse in Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco Counties and explains the process that children and their families go through once abuse has been disclosed. 

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
9:30 to 10:30 AM 
Location to be determined 
Please call for details 

Early Childhood Education Class 111 - River Bridge and Child Abuse Presentation

posted Oct 3, 2017, 10:57 AM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 11:13 AM ]

River Bridge professionals provide information about the mission and vision of River Bridge Regional Center.  This presentation highlights child abuse in Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco Counties and explains the process that children and their families go through once abuse has been disclosed. 

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 
6:00 to 7:00 PM 
Carbondale Colorado 
Instructor: Eva Jankovsky 
690 Colorado Ave, Carbondale, CO 81623

Joyce Bulifant Book Signing

posted Oct 3, 2017, 10:49 AM by Bridget Derkash


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