Prevention training for schools, youth, and adults

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The Susie's Place Prevention Education Team
The Susie’s Place Prevention Education Team

Prevention education is different for different age groups. For children, prevention is about educating young kids about their bodies and knowing when touching becomes inappropriate. For teens and youth, it’s about understanding when a perpetrator is grooming them into a victim. For adults, we teach people what to do if a child tells you they have been abused and how to react. We also teach adults how to identify signs abuse may be happening in a child’s life.

Susie’s Place will serve 32,000+ students during the 2020-21 school year. Body Safety Plus is currently serving 86 schools in 15 school corporations across west-central Indiana.

Susie’s Place has two prevention education programs

Adult Prevention Education

Adult Prevention Education Program

A program by Darkness to Light Stewards of Children for adults seeking to know the signs of abuse, how to react if and when a child discloses abuse, and how to approach children you suspect may need help.

Body Safety+ Programs

Body Safety Plus Program for Children and Teens

A program by the Monique Burr Foundation Child and Teen Safety Matters designed exclusively for schools and youth group leaders. This course helps kids and teens understand safe body boundaries, what is and isn’t appropriate, sexual health and positive behaviors, and how to come forward to disclose suspected abuse.

New research from the University of Evansville shows prevention education may not significantly increase the number of children who come forward and disclose abuse. But those who do and have also taken part in prevention education are far more likely to be detailed and specific in their disclosures. This helps law enforcement and prosecutors in the course of an investigation.

The students seem very engaged and it stimulated a great deal of conversation about the important topics.

— School counselor

You may be interested in registering for these upcoming training and prevention events

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Meet Our Prevention Training Team

Candace Balzano
Candace Balzano
Pamela Meekma
Pamela Meekma
Danna Graham
Melissa Brown
Melissa Brown

Contact Candace Balzano,
Prevention Education Director
at 317-995-7140 or email [email protected]

Susie's Place - Avon, Bloomington, Terre Haute

Susie's Place – Avon, Bloomington, Terre Haute