Events & Classes

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

Trudy Novicki, JD, Executive Director Kristi House

Child Abuse and River Bridge 101

Caring For Kids
9:00am -3:30pm Thursday May 30, 2019
Yellow Brick Building 215 N. Garmisch Aspen Lower Level conference room

FREE for Pitkin County Providers, $10.00 for others
please register by Thursday, May 23rd: Online or by email: Nancy.nichols@cityofaspen.com

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.

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

May 22nd, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Colorado Mountain College 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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.

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.

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.

Ten Tips February 20 Event

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.

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.

Ten Tips (English) | Ten Tips (Spanish)

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.

Ten Tips (English) | Ten Tips (Spanish)

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

Child Abuse & River Bridge 101

January 23rd, 2019
4:15 to 5:15 pm
Carbondale Community Center
567 Colorado Ave., Carbondale, CO 81623

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.

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

January 23rd, 2019
2:45 to 4:45pm
Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork
16543 CO-82, Carbondale, CO 81623

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.

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

January 16th, 2019
5:00 to 7:00pm
Basalt Middle School
51 School St., Basalt, CO 81621

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.

Building a Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with Children

January 14th, 2019
10:30 to 12:30pm
Bea Underwood Elementary School
741 Tamarisk Trail, Parachute, CO 81635

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.

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

January 14th, 2019
4:00 to 6:00pm
Wamsley Elementary School
225 E. 30th St., 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.

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

January 10th, 2019
5:00 to 7:00pm
Eagle County DHS Building, Garden Level Classroom
551 Broadway St. Eagle, CO 81631

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.