Events and Classes

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

Trudy Novicki, JD, Executive Director Kristi House




Meeker - Building a Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with Children

posted Feb 4, 2019, 1:38 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 10:54 AM ]

Building a Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with Children


February 27th, 2019

1:00 to 3:00 pm 

Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office

355 4th St., Meeker, CO 81641 

 


Learn to incorporate a trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive approach into work, including ways to recognize trauma in children, specific strategies to best respond to trauma victims, and the prevention of inadvertently re-traumatizing children. 


Often trauma victims are perceived to be defiant, oppositional, and uncooperative. A trauma-informed practice helps increase victims’ receptivity to and engagement in services while supporting academic achievement and higher retention rates for children and staff. 


Given the high rates of children exposed to maltreatment and other traumas, this class will benefit all who work with children and families.

Aspen Community School - Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

posted Feb 4, 2019, 1:24 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 1:26 PM ]

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

Learn simple strategies to use in everyday life in this FREE Class

February 20th, 2019

5:30 to 7:30 pm 

Aspen Community School

340 Woody Creek Mesa, Snowmass, CO 81654

 

 

Learn age-appropriate skills and ways to speak to children about sexual abuse and body safety. This class empowers adults with effective strategies for communicating with children on this difficult topic. Meghan's extensive training related to sexual abuse victimization, as well as her work with survivors and their families, allows her to pass on knowledge that is essential for any parent to have.

Aspen Community School - From Perception to Response

posted Feb 4, 2019, 1:23 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 1:23 PM ]


From Perception to Response 

 

February 20th, 2019

3:00 to 4:00 pm 

Aspen Community School 

340 Woody Creek Mesa, Snowmass, CO 81654



Addresses the secrecy around sexual abuse, the myths around victim blaming and false reports of sexual abuse, and explores the impact on the victims and their families. Discusses the disclosure process and mental health treatment outcomes. Basic information about reporting child abuse is also covered. 

 


Rifle - English and Spanish - Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

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

 

English and Spanish Classes


February 13th, 2019

6:00 to 8:00 pm 

Gus the Bus Preschool Office

703 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650

 

 

Learn age-appropriate skills and ways to speak to children about sexual abuse and body safety. This class empowers adults with effective strategies for communicating with children on this difficult topic. Meghan's extensive training related to sexual abuse victimization, as well as her work with survivors and their families, allows her to pass on knowledge that is essential for any parent to have.



10 cosas cada padre debe saber para proteger a su niño del abuso sexual

Aprenda estrategias sencillas para usar en la vida cotidiana

13 de febrero de 2019

6:00 to 8:00pm 

Gus the Bus Preschool Office

703 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650

 

 

Aprenda habilidades apropiadas y maneras de hablar a los niños sobre el abuso sexual, la seguridad del cuerpo, y la seguridad en internet conforme 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.




Silt - English and Spanish - Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

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

 

English and Spanish Classes


February 11th, 2019

6:00 to 8:00 pm 

Cactus Valley Elementary School 

222 Grand Ave., Silt, CO 81652

 

 

Learn age-appropriate skills and ways to speak to children about sexual abuse and body safety. This class empowers adults with effective strategies for communicating with children on this difficult topic. Meghan's extensive training related to sexual abuse victimization, as well as her work with survivors and their families, allows her to pass on knowledge that is essential for any parent to have.



10 cosas cada padre debe saber para proteger a su niño del abuso sexual

Aprenda estrategias sencillas para usar en la vida cotidiana

11 de febrero de 2019

6:00 to 8:00pm 

Cactus Valley Elementary School

222 Grand Ave., Silt, CO 81652

 

 

Aprenda habilidades apropiadas y maneras de hablar a los niños sobre el abuso sexual, la seguridad del cuerpo, y la seguridad en internet conforme 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.


Glenwood Springs - Teen Focused -Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

posted Feb 4, 2019, 1:04 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 1:04 PM ]

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

 

February 7th, 2019

10:00 to 12:00 pm 

Valley Settlement Project

Glenwood Springs

 

 

Learn age-appropriate skills and ways to speak to children about sexual abuse and body safety. This class empowers adults with effective strategies for communicating with children on this difficult topic. Meghan's extensive training related to sexual abuse victimization, as well as her work with survivors and their families, allows her to pass on knowledge that is essential for any parent to have.


Basalt - Teen Focused -Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

posted Feb 4, 2019, 1:02 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 1:04 PM ]


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

 

February 6th, 2019

10:00 to 12:00 pm 

Valley Settlement Project

Basalt

 

 

Learn age-appropriate skills and ways to speak to children about sexual abuse and body safety. This class empowers adults with effective strategies for communicating with children on this difficult topic. Meghan's extensive training related to sexual abuse victimization, as well as her work with survivors and their families, allows her to pass on knowledge that is essential for any parent to have.

Carbondale - Teen Focused -Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

posted Feb 4, 2019, 1:00 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 1:05 PM ]

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

 

February 5th, 2019

10:00 to 12:00 pm 

Valley Settlement Project

Carbondale 

 

 

Learn age-appropriate skills and ways to speak to children about sexual abuse and body safety. This class empowers adults with effective strategies for communicating with children on this difficult topic. Meghan's extensive training related to sexual abuse victimization, as well as her work with survivors and their families, allows her to pass on knowledge that is essential for any parent to have.


February 6th, 2019 - Rifle CO - Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

posted Jan 8, 2019, 2:53 PM by Bridget Derkash   [ updated Jan 8, 2019, 2:54 PM ]


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

 

February 6th, 2019

10:00 to 12:00 pm 

Grand River - Changing Lifestyles Dept Conference Room

501 Airport Rd., Rifle, CO 81650

 

 

Learn age-appropriate skills and ways to speak to children about sexual abuse and body safety. This class empowers adults with effective strategies for communicating with children on this difficult topic. Meghan's extensive training related to sexual abuse victimization, as well as her work with survivors and their families, allows her to pass on knowledge that is essential for any parent to have.

Police Academy - River Bridge 101

posted Jan 8, 2019, 2:49 PM by Bridget Derkash

Police Academy Presentation 
River Bridge 101 

January 25th, 2019
10:45 am to 12:00 am 
Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley 
3000 CO Rd 114 
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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.

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