Education for Adults

Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County empowers child abuse victims, their families, and our community through education, healing, and justice. As part of our mission, we offer multiple education opportunities to child-serving organizations and community members. Sign up for one of our free programs today! Contact Yamuna Teter at yamuna@cacdc.org or 972-538-9615 to schedule or for more information.

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

This training is designed for adults who work with children, including parents, grandparents, Texas educators, preschools and daycare staff, church staff, PTAs, and mandated reporters. Participants learn how to identify the signs of all types of child abuse, learn steps for making a report and gain an understanding of Texas State Law concerning the responsibility to report suspected abuse. 1 hour – 1.00 CEU (Can be scheduled as a Lunch and Learn)

Como Reconocer y Reportar el Abuso Hacia Menores – 1 to 1.5 hours

This curriculum option offers culturally relevant content and information for Spanish speaking audiences on recognizing and reporting child abuse including special circumstances and concerns unique to this population. Similar to our English-version Recognizing & Reporting, this curriculum targets organizations seeking training for professionals working with children on a daily or regular basis, in addition to volunteers, parents, and other community members or individuals. 1 hour

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children

This evidence-based training offers expert advice and practical guidance about how to prevent child sexual abuse. Participants will hear from professionals and survivors to learn a five-step strategy to respond to sexual abuse. Attendees will leave feeling empowered to create a safe environment of prevention programming in their community. 2 hours – 2.00 CEUs

Internet Safety for Parents

The Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County partners with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office to present up-to-date trends in social media. Parents and community members will gain tools for speaking with children about potential dangers of social media and how to stay safe online. Topics include social media apps, online grooming, and sex trafficking. 1 hour – 1.00 CEU (Can be scheduled as a Lunch and Learn)