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Online Course: FAQ

About the Course So, you’re a Utah educator or coach and need to take the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training as mandated by law. Look no further! Our online training fulfills this requirement. The course takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete. Once you’ve completed the training, you’ll receive a certificate of completion that you can send to your …

Download Free Templates for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Did you catch our Executive Director, Laurieann Thorpe on Good Things Utah? Prevent Child Abuse Utah recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Here in Utah, 1 in 7 children will be sexually abused.  How can parents prevent child sexual abuse and trafficking? Create a Family Safety Plan that makes clear the boundaries you have for your children. You …

Practicing Parental Resilience

Building Resilience

Practicing parental resilience is an important building block in raising happy and healthy children. But, learning a healthy balance of taking care of yourself and the growth of your child can be difficult. This article will outline exactly what parental resilience is, and how to practice better self-care and personal goals. What is Parental Resilience? Resilience is: managing stress, and …

Parenting and Child Development

Yes, That’s Normal

Parenting & Child Development Parenting is a full-time, non-stop job. It’s full of stress, as well as hardships, and constant worries. Temper tantrums and arguments can leave you at the end of your rope. For example, you might ask what more you could be doing or you might ask if you’ve done something wrong. You may also wonder if life …

Building Protective Factors

Building Protective Factors

What are the Five Protective Factors? Have you ever wondered what the Five Protective Factors are and why we talk about them so much? Research shows that the Five Protective Factors strengthen families and significantly help to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Protective Factors approach applies to all areas of school, work, and family life. This approach is versatile …

Keeping Kids Safe During the Holidays

Keeping Kids Safe During the Holidays

By Wyatt Welch Winter is Coming—Are Your Kids Prepared? To me, winter is the best time of the year! Quality time with loved ones, cozying up next to the fire and drinking plenty of hot chocolate. Though Winter brings these fun opportunities, it also presents some dangers to our children. Let’s prepare for winter together by following these safety tips. …

Advocating for Child Abuse Prevention

Surviving Child Abuse Leads to Advocating for Prevention

By Keri Beirdneau This article contains descriptions of physical abuse that may be triggering for some individuals My name is Keri, and I am a survivor. In sharing little snippets of my physical abuse, I hope to illuminate the pain, confusion, and lasting effects of abuse. I also hope you’ll join me in advocating for child abuse prevention education.  Childhood …

Barn Party for Prevention

The 2021 Barn Party for Prevention

The Barn Party for Prevention was held on October 8, 2021, at Utah State Fair Park. The event raises funds for Prevent Child Abuse Utah’s prevention programs. The event followed Covid-19 safety protocols. Dominion Energy was the presenting sponsor for this year’s event. Games and Fun The Barn Party had various activities and games. For example, carnival games included steer …