In this compelling presentation, participants will learn facts of child sexual abuse and updates on the latest prevention tools and resources, the Five Steps to Protecting our Children and how they can be applied to keep kids safe, and how to prevent sexual abuse and react skillfully if it occurs.

Carla Charraga will share Darkness to Light’s “Stewards of Children” at the Weed Community Center Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free presentation shows how child sexual abuse can be prevented. It also shows how child sexual abuse can be recognized.and dealt will effectively. Adult education is key to preventing child sexual abuse. This is an important presentation for parents and guardians, for school staff and members of organizations that work with children, and for the community. Weed Community Center is located at 161 E. Lincoln Avenue in Weed.

In this compelling presentation, participants will learn facts of child sexual abuse and updates on the latest prevention tools and resources, the Five Steps to Protecting our Children and how they can be applied to keep kids safe, and how to prevent sexual abuse and react skillfully if it occurs. The presentation includes a video, information presented by the trainer, and a discussion. Parents learn how they can protect their children. Schools and organization that work with children can learn strategies they can use to prevent child sexual abuse from happening in their settings. The video also talks about how to respond to and help victims of sexual abuse. This is a powerful, positive program. Participants come away knowing that there are ways to prevent child sexual abuse from happening.

Lunch and childcare will be provided. This program is facilitated by the Family and Community Resource Center of Weed. Please call the resource center at 938-9914 to reserve your space and to help the center plan for the meal and childcare. The public is welcome.

Carla Charraga is an authorized facilitator of Darkness to Light's “Stewards of Children.” She is the director of the Siskiyou Domestic Violence and Crisis Center in Yreka.

Sponsors helping to make this program possible are First 5 Siskiyou, the Siskiyou Community Resource Collaborative, and the Family and Community Resource Center of Weed.