Arkansas leads the nation in the number of traumatized children. Northwest Arkansas leads the state in number of reported cases of child abuse. In 2022, Benton County alone received 2,232 reports of child maltreatment. Learn how to recognize, respond, and report when you suspect a child is being abused. Length 90-120 minutes, also available in Spanish.
Learn about the effects of toxic stress, how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can change the trajectory of a child’s life, and the tools needed for trauma-informed care to build and promote resiliency in children. This curriculum offers up to six different concepts to be delivered in a full-day course or tailored individually based on your team’s needs.
Trauma: Learn about ACE’s, the effects of trauma and toxic stress and the impact it has on child development. Length 60-90 minutes.
5 Concepts of Trauma-Informed Care
Presentation geared towards specific age groups that focus on personal safety to reduce vulnerability in an empowering and positive way. Length: approx. 40 minutes
Protecting our children from sexual abuse requires us to start the conversation early and often. The earlier our conversations, the better chance we have to reduce their vulnerability and empower them to speak up. Sexual abuse may not always be preventable, but we can equip our children with the knowledge they need to have the courage to speak out and speak up. Length: 60 minutes
Specifically developed to assist the faith communities and youth-serving organizations in developing policy and procedures to protect themselves from allegations and situations of abuse. Length: 90-120 minutes
Find out what we do, who we are, and ways to get involved and make a difference in our community. Length: 60 minutes
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The Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County is an approved provider for the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR), and the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (CLEST).