Empowering Safer Kids (*No Helicopter Required) with Fairfax County Council PTA
Here’s the good news—you can make your kids safer anyplace they are! Join us for a discussion about how healthy relationships increase the chance your child will ask for help when things go wrong. Learn what research tells us makes kids more susceptible to harm in organizations. Unpack a few damaging myths. Get tips on how to respond to sexting, when to ask more questions, and how to choose safer programs from a child protection professional who specializes in institutional abuse prevention.
- Unlearn 5 myths that hurt kids
- Learn tips for talking to kids about harm, online and in person
- Identify parenting and organization behaviors that make kids safer
- Understand how to identify and respond to children in need of help
Presented by Laurie Tasharski, the Director of Institutional Abuse Prevention for Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia. She facilitates Allies in Prevention, multi-disciplinary child protection teams, and the Loudoun County Trauma Informed Community Network (TICN). Laurie works with international child protection professionals, develops comprehensive safety programs for organizations, and has delivered professional development in more than 40 countries.