Circles of Safety Course Info

Awareness to Action


Day 1

1:00-1:30pm Introductions, welcome, training overview and goals
1:30-1:40pm Stop It Now! approach
1:40-2:00pm Prevention strategy overview; exercise
2:00-2:30pm Adult responsibility overview, why children don’t disclose; exercise
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-4:00pm Scope of sexual abuse: language, definitions and facts, family safety planning introduction; activity

Day 2

1:00-1:15pm Icebreaker, reflections and thoughts
1:15-2:15pm Children’s healthy sexual behaviors from infancy through adolescence; exercises
2:15-2:30pm Break
2:30pm-3:15pm Prevention tasks: infant to adolescent; exercises
3:15-4:00pm Healthy touch, modeling, safety planning; exercises

Day 3

1:00-1:15pm Icebreaker, reflections and thoughts
1:15-1:45pm Talking to children about healthy sexuality and sexual abuse, safety planning; exercises
1:45-2:30pm Healthy or unhealthy play, children’s sexually inappropriate behavior
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45pm-3:15pm Warning signs in children, children’s harmful sexual behaviors; exercises
3:15-4:00pm Children’s abusive behaviors, responding to disclosures; exercises

Day 4

1:00-1:15pm Icebreaker, reflections and thoughts
1:15-2:00pm Myth busting, warning signs in adults’ behaviors
2:00-2:30pm Let’s Talk Guidebook, communication skills; exercises
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:15pm Role plays, debrief; exercise
3:15-4:00pm Post-surveys

Course Objectives

  1. Define the scope of child sexual abuse.
  2. Define and explain key steps of sexual abuse prevention.
  3. Detect and respond to warning signs in adults and children.