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Free virtual workshops 

3-5 Years
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In our 35th year, we are thrilled to launch this free virtual workshop series for NOVA’s communities dedicated to making spaces safer for youth. Check back regularly for more workshops!

FREE for:



Faith groups

Community programs

& other youth-serving organizations

Course 1: Creating Sanctuary

From after-school programs to faith groups and businesses working with kids—we transform organizations and cultivate qualified staff who put child protection first. This course teaches communities to

→ Make spaces safer for kids
→ Recognize and respond to abuse

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Looking for more support?

In-person workshops

Train staff and leaders

We bring research-driven tools from top institutions across the country to local youth-serving organizations across Northern Virginia. Check out our course catalog, which is free for eligible institutions in Northern Virginia.


Support at your fingertips

Our values and work are grounded in research. We are proud to work with national and international experts to bring best practices to the NOVA community. Our Resource Library for Professionals below is constantly evolving and growing.

Thank you

To the funders and supporters that make these education materials free to the NOVA community.