April 11, 2014

Protecting our Children: Are We Doing Enough?

Helping a child grow and mature does not take place in a vacuum. Kids ages 5-17 are subject to many factors in their lives which often negatively impact their development.  One of the most difficult factors to talk and learn about is child sexual abuse. This interactive session will delve into the behavior of acquaintance predators; their impact on children and how we can take preventative measures that will ensure the safety of the kids.


Studies by David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center have concluded:


• 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are a victim of child sexual abuse
• 20% of adult females and 5-10% of adult males recall a child sexual assault incident
• 16% of youth ages 14-17 in a one year period had been sexually victimized
• 28% of youth ages 14-17 over a lifetime had been sexually victimized
• Children ages 7-13 are the most vulnerable to child sexual abuse



Are we doing enough to protect them?

The purpose of this workshop is to help all organizations who impact the lives of children to:

• Recognize the patterns of behavior of acquaintance child predators
• Review measures that can deflect these predators from working with your organization
• Create community support for creating a safer environment for youth


Complete Schedule

  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Protecting Our Children: Are We Doing Enough?

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch (free)

 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

What is Happening in My Player/Student’s Head?

Customer Service

Now what?  What to Do When You Learn About Abuse

 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Non-Profit Board Development

Sponsorship and Fundraising

Coaching Communication and Motivation

 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Communication Tools for the Non-Profit

Motivating Your Staff

Volunteer Recruitment and Volunteer Service

 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Snacks Provided (free)

 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Protecting Our Children: Are We Doing Enough?


There is no-cost to attend this FREE workshop. Space is limited. Please register by calling (989) 631-6151 or via email


Funded by The Great Lakes Bay Regional Fund for Collaborative Programming made available through the Bay Area Community Foundation, the Midland Area Community Foundation and the Saginaw Community Foundation, due to the generous support of the Dow Chemical Company Foundation.




• Ability to discuss and recognize the behaviors associated with child sexual abuse
• List five strategies an organization can implement to help prevent child sexual abuse


Who Should Attend? 

Anyone in a leadership or mentorship role related to youth programming such as non-profit or for-profit organizations, recreation centers, coaches, educators, parents, instructors, youth ministry leaders, board members, etc. (anyone working with youth)



Call (989) 631-6151 or email