ESCAPE Family Resource Center will offer a free ‘Child Abuse 101’ workshop in April to bring child abuse prevention awareness to the greater Houston community as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The programs, open to professionals working in social services, childcare, schools and camps, will be held in Richmond.
Child Abuse 101 is a training developed to teach professionals ways of identifying different types of abuse, its effects, reporting procedures, provides the latest statistics and trends and much more, according to Melinda Garcia, LCSW, Director of Programs, ESCAPE Family Resource Center. ESCAPE is a 501 C-3 organization whose mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect before a child is harmed, by providing intervention, education and support programs to families in crisis.
The workshop is slated for Monday, April 9, 1-5 p.m., at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Road in Richmond.
The 82nd Texas Legislature for Child Care Licensing requires child abuse training for all Center and Home Early Childhood Providers. The April workshop will cover Texas law on different types of child abuse and neglect; define liabilities and protection for workers regarding reporting laws.
To RSVP for the ESCAPE Child Abuse 101 workshop or for further information on ESCAPE parenting classes (available in English, Spanish and Chinese), free parent and child support groups and C.H.A.N.G.E. presentations, please go to www.learntoparent.org or contact Melinda Garcia, 713-942-9500, ext. 33 or at Melindag@LearnToParent.org.