Circles of Safety: Prevention Webinars for Protective and Caring Adults

“Dear Stop It Now! Helpline” 

Stop It Now! is bringing its expertise and resources from our Helpline and Circles of Safety trainings to the privacy and comfort of your own home or office. Introducing our Circles of Safety Prevention Webinar Series: "Dear Stop It Now! Helpline"

In a uniquely intimate training format, Stop It Now! brings the conversations from our specialized Helpline to this webinar training series - sharing the questions concerned adults have about keeping children safe from sexual harm, along with our Helpline’s calm, empowering and educational responses.

Our Helpline speaks to adults from around the globe who are concerned about every aspect of child sexual abuse and prevention. We hear from parents wondering about the sexual behaviors of their children. Concerned members of communities and families write to us asking how to respond to warning signs. Adults seeking help regarding their own urges and behaviors—often feeling like there is nowhere else to turn—seek our guidance. Adult survivors find solace and support through our intimate knowledge of their experiences.

What the Stop It Now! Helpline hears from these diverse and courageous voices forms the foundation of what we know about the real, multi-dimensional challenges that adults face in trying to keep children safe. Our compassionate and expert voices have helped empower thousands of callers over the last 22 years to take meaningful and realistic steps to protect children in their lives.

Inspired by the wisdom of our Helpline, the "Dear Stop It Now! Helpline" Training series emphasizes the critical importance of understanding concerning and illegal behaviors along a spectrum of safety, rather than only in black-and-white terms. Participants often say that the most illuminating aspects of our trainings are when they can draw from their own real-life experiences to prepare them to respond to future situations. Conversations that revolve around these real situations can be thorny and challenging, but can also ultimately be clarifying and deeply empowering.

Using actual Helpline calls and letters, each interactive webinar in this series will explore the themes surrounding questions about children’s sexual health and sexual behaviors, adult’s sexual behaviors around children, vulnerable environments and planning for safety. The practical information, tools and resources shared by the Helpline in response to these calls and letters will be shared and discussed.

Webinars are available for a voluntary fee of $10.00 (U.S.). No one will be turned away for inability to pay but to help us keep our materials and services available and accessible to all, please consider supporting Stop It Now! with this voluntary fee.

Webinar Schedule

Webinar I
Dear Stop It Now! Helpline – Is my child safe online?
Date: July 26, 2017
Time: 12pm – 1pm ET
Description: Children’s behavior online worries parents and educators. We’ll share Helpline questions from a parent concerned about her pre-teen daughter’s safety online because strangers are contacting her and from a parent who is concerned about his young son’s safety through use of interactive gaming. Exploring our Helpline’s response to these parents, we’ll talk about preventing specific online risks through a prevention-focused lens, learning about risks and prevention tasks for specific developmental ages. Concepts and practices associated with privacy, social media, gaming and parental controls will be discussed. Handouts will be provided. To register, click here

Webinar 2
Topic: TBA
Date: October 4, 2017 
Time: 3pm – 4pm ET

Webinar 3
Topic: TBA
Date: November 29, 2017 
Time: 12pm – 1pm ET

Check back for updated information and registration for the next Dear Stop It Now! Helpline webinars in this series.