Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Olympic Doctor Larry Nassar was able to successfully groom 300-600 parents, numerous detectives, and every person he worked with so that he could brazenly molest over 300 kids for over 30 years.

Learn how to identify grooming, learn how to set boundaries that apply to all.. Learn how to talk to your children by preparing them not scaring them. Learn the myths versus facts that are giving you a false sense of security and putting kids at risk daily.

I created the non-profit Educate to Eliminate so that I can teach parents, schools, and youth-serving organizations how to PREVENT child sexual abuse and sexual assault. Everyone should take this training.

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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention - Deep Dive into How-Tos
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention - Deep Dive into How-Tos

This is a much deeper dive than my original Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training.  You do not have to attend that before attending this.

We will take a deep dive into the following topics:

Conversation Starters - the key to getting your kids to open up about everything going on in their life

How to set and reinforce boundaries that apply to everybody - how to have the tough conversations with friends and family.

Who, what, when, how, where to report abuse

How to spot grooming - the most important thing you must learn to protect your child

How to do your own background checks - because the background checks schools and youth-serving organizations do will not catch a predator more than 90% of the time.

Age-appropriate methods for empowering your kids to know consent, healthy/unhealthy touch, autonomy, and how to trust their gut. These skills will help them in every area of their lives, for the rest of their lives.

Review of this training:
“This training is a game changer. I attended this training hoping to learn about how to spot a child predator. Instead what I learned is the framework I can put in place to not have to spot a child predator. Setting boundaries has changed my life and allowed me to live in less fear about my daughter. I also took steps to set boundaries around a family member that makes me suspicious. I feel more empowered and educated about this issue. I also learned important techniques on how to speak to my daughter about her body. Christy has not only the statistics, but the tools and action you can implement in your own life. This training way exceeded my expectations and should be mandatory for parents and educators.”— Amanda Allen, Attorney and Parent

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

How to predict, prevent, and react to Child Sexual Abuse - La Mesa / San Diego

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Be prepared, not scared! I will give you the tools to empower you and your children. Formal training reduces the risk to your child by 95%!

Stats: 

The bad news:

1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will be molested by the age of 18.

90% of them will be molested by someone they know, trust, and possibly love.

1 out of 10 students will be a victim of sexual misconduct by school personnel. 


Child molesters deliberately target those who do not educate themselves, are too uncomfortable to talk about it, too polite to speak up.


The good news:

95% of sexual abuse is preventable through education per the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute.


Learn how to predict, prevent and react to child sexual abuse.

Presented by Christy Heiskala, Certified Facilitator of Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children®.

The Stewards of Children program will increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. This program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children. It is also appropriate for youth-serving organizations and personnel.

Topics Covered:

Facts about the problem of child sexual abuse
The types of situations in which child sexual abuse might occur
Simple, effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse
The importance of talking about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults
The signs of sexual abuse so that you might intervene and be able to react responsibly
Grooming process, what it looks like, what to look for

What Outcomes You Can Expect:

Increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences, and circumstances of child sexual abuse
New skills to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
Individual commitment to action via a personal prevention plan
Space is limited, register asap to save your seat.

Reviews of this training:

“This training is a game changer. I attended this training hoping to learn about how to spot a child predator. Instead what I learned is the framework I can put in place to not have to spot a child predator. Setting boundaries has changed my life and allowed me to live in less fear about my daughter. I also took steps to set boundaries around a family member that makes me suspicious. I feel more empowered and educated about this issue. I also learned important techniques on how to speak to my daughter about her body. Christy has not only the statistics, but the tools and action you can implement in your own life. This training way exceeded my expectations and should be mandatory for parents and educators.”— Amanda Allen, Attorney and Parent

“ I was pretty stunned after this training. I feel like I’m so vigilant and informed. But I could barely breathe by the end of it. It’s just unbelievable how much you can think you know but don’t. And it’s really hard to know exactly how to approach things with your kids. But it’s something we should talk about more often.” Nichole MacDonald, mother

“Very informative. It’s heart breaking but the statistics don’t lie; it happens. This class helps you to watch out for signs and helps educate your children as well.”— Yuleni D., San Diego mom

This workshop is for adults only, parents, staff, youth-serving organizations, and volunteers advocating for children. (Nobody under 18 allowed) I also offer age-appropriate curriculum for K-12, call 760-685-6232 to schedule.

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Dec
5
to Dec 7

National Center for Victims of Crime - National Training Institute

I have attended two training events from the National Center for Victims of Crime on Civil Remedies for Victims of Crime. Jeff Dion, the Executive Director and presenter does a top-notch job. I learn a ton and come out energized and refreshed ready to help more people. I am looking forward to this annual conference where the thought leaders in victim advocacy come together to share knowledge. 

National Center for Victims of Crime - National Training Institute

Each year, the National Center for Victims of Crime’s National Training Institute (NTI) emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. The NTI is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations.

More than 80 interactive conference sessions will highlight practical information to better support services for the wide range of persons victimized by all types of crimes.Five topical plenary sessions will be announced soon!

Workshop session topics include:

• Elder Abuse• Child Victimization

• Human Trafficking• Domestic Violence

• Campus Sexual Assault• LGBT Voices and Victimization

• Underserved Populations• Victim Safety, Services, and Support

• Complex Homicide• Stalking

 

The last day to register at the standard rate is October 31.

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Employment & Training Workshop for Victim Service Providers

Learn how to help survivors find employment and apprenticeships at this workshop

  • Overview of Women's Employment Issues and Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Apprenticeship and Training for Nontraditional Careers Panel
  • Employment and Other Supportive Services
  • Employment Challenges for Survivors of HT CSEC

Planning Committee and Collaborating Organizations

  • California Against Slavery
  • Free to Thrive
  • Generate Hope
  • San Diego District Attorney's Office, Victim Assistance Programs
  • Lawyers Club Human Trafficking Collaborative Survivor Services Sub-Committee
  • San Diego Human Trafficking-CSEC Advisory Council
  • San Diego Youth Services I Care
  • US Department of Labor Women's Bureau
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Sep
24
to Sep 27

22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma

22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma, Annual Conference from the Institute of Violence, Abuse & Trauma (IVAT)

Looking forward to this event. I learn so much at each event that I can put into action immediately with my clients. I find great resources and build relationships with amazing people who are doing great work and thought leaders who are making a difference every day. I will be attending the summit all four days and volunteering in the self-care area on Tuesday. 

Summary

This Summit has become a unique forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. We are one of the very few Summits that includes researchers, practitioners, advocates, consumer-survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and have the difficult dialogues. Topic tracks span intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, children exposed to violence, at risk youth, criminal justice issues, sexual assault, people with disabilities, treatment of victims and offenders, elder abuse, trauma, sex and labor trafficking, trauma in military personnel, veterans, and their families, culturally specific and underserved populations, and more. This year’s Summit is co-sponsored by the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV). Learn more about NPEIV at www.npeiv.org and receive a discount on your Summit registration by attending NPEIV’s Annual Forum on September 23, 2017 just before the Summit begins. We have strived to infuse our theme of “Building Peace by Linking Policy, Practice, Research and Advocacy to End Violence and Abuse“ into the presentations, as well as into the thoughtfulness and professionalism reflected in the Summit content.

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California - Oakland

The National Crime Victim Bar Association is a wonderful resource for victims, victim service providers, and attorneys. In January, I attended their training Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Arizona. It was full of information. Some of the information was specific to Arizona and some of the information applied to multiple or all states. There was a top-notch panel of speakers from the local legal community.

I will attend the Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, in San Diego and I will be one of the speakers on the panel in Costa Mesa (Orange County). I will share my experience as the parent of a victim of who was molested by her teacher and our precedent-setting civil suit against the teacher and the school district. Here is a description of what will be covered at the training including a list of the panel speakers, and locations where the training is offered in California.

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives.  The program will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of California law. There is no charge for any attendee, and we also serve a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and PM snack.

Oakland – May 19th, 2017 from 9:00-4:30

Cal State East Bay – The Oakland Center, 1000 Broadway #109, Oakland, CA 94607

Presented by: Jeff Dion, Esq., Jessica Dayton, Esq., Gary Gwilliam, Esq., and Ivo Labar, Esq.

Register here: 

For more information: 

Jeffrey R. Dion // Director, National Crime Victim Bar Association

Deputy Executive Director // National Center for Victims of Crime

2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036

202 467 8717 // Victimbar.org// @victimbar

VictimsofCrime.org // @CrimeVictimsOrg       

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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California - San Jose

The National Crime Victim Bar Association is a wonderful resource for victims, victim service providers, and attorneys. In January, I attended their training Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Arizona. It was full of information. Some of the information was specific to Arizona and some of the information applied to multiple or all states. There was a top-notch panel of speakers from the local legal community.

I will attend the Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, in San Diego and I will be one of the speakers on the panel in Costa Mesa (Orange County). I will share my experience as the parent of a victim of who was molested by her teacher and our precedent-setting civil suit against the teacher and the school district. Here is a description of what will be covered at the training including a list of the panel speakers, and locations where the training is offered in California.

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives.  The program will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of California law. There is no charge for any attendee, and we also serve a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and PM snack.

San Jose – May 18th, 2017 from 9:00-4:30

Santa Clara School of Law, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Presented by: Jeff Dion, Esq. and Mary Alexander, Esq.

Register here: https://victimsofcrimetrainings.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/37

For more information: 

Jeffrey R. Dion // Director, National Crime Victim Bar Association

Deputy Executive Director // National Center for Victims of Crime

2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036

202 467 8717 // Victimbar.org// @victimbar

VictimsofCrime.org // @CrimeVictimsOrg       

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May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California - Sacramento

The National Crime Victim Bar Association is a wonderful resource for victims, victim service providers, and attorneys. In January, I attended their training Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Arizona. It was full of information. Some of the information was specific to Arizona and some of the information applied to multiple or all states. There was a top-notch panel of speakers from the local legal community.

I will attend the Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, in San Diego and I will be one of the speakers on the panel in Costa Mesa (Orange County). I will share my experience as the parent of a victim of who was molested by her teacher and our precedent-setting civil suit against the teacher and the school district. Here is a description of what will be covered at the training including a list of the panel speakers, and locations where the training is offered in California.

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives.  The program will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of California law. There is no charge for any attendee, and we also serve a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and PM snack.

Sacramento – May 17th, 2017 from 9:00-4:30

McGeorge School of Law, 3200 5th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817

Presented by: Jeff Dion Esq., Joe George Ph.D., Esq., and Joe George Jr., Esq.

Register here: https://victimsofcrimetrainings.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/36

For more information: 

Jeffrey R. Dion // Director, National Crime Victim Bar Association

Deputy Executive Director // National Center for Victims of Crime

2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036

202 467 8717 // Victimbar.org// @victimbar

VictimsofCrime.org // @CrimeVictimsOrg       

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California - Training for Victim Service Providers - Los Angeles

The National Crime Victim Bar Association is a wonderful resource for victims, victim service providers, and attorneys. In January, I attended their training Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Arizona. It was full of information. Some of the information was specific to Arizona and some of the information applied to multiple or all states. There was a top-notch panel of speakers from the local legal community.

I will attend the Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, in San Diego and I will be one of the speakers on the panel in Costa Mesa (Orange County). I will share my experience as the parent of a victim of who was molested by her teacher and our precedent-setting civil suit against the teacher and the school district. Here is a description of what will be covered at the training including a list of the panel speakers, and locations where the training is offered in California.

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives.  The program will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of California law. There is no charge for any attendee, and we also serve a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and PM snack.

Los Angeles – May 5th, 2017from 9:00-4:30

Loyola Law School, 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Presented by: Jeff Dion, Esq., David Ring, Esq., Jennifer Bandlow, Esq., and Robert Glassman, Esq.

Register here: https://victimsofcrimetrainings.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/34

For more information: 

Jeffrey R. Dion // Director, National Crime Victim Bar Association

Deputy Executive Director // National Center for Victims of Crime

2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036

202 467 8717 // Victimbar.org// @victimbar

VictimsofCrime.org // @CrimeVictimsOrg       

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California - Training for Victim Service Providers - Orange County

The National Crime Victim Bar Association is a wonderful resource for victims, victim service providers, and attorneys. In January, I attended their training Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Arizona. It was full of information. Some of the information was specific to Arizona and some of the information applied to multiple or all states. There was a top-notch panel of speakers from the local legal community.

I will attend the Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, in San Diego and I will be one of the speakers on the panel in Costa Mesa (Orange County). I will share my experience as the parent of a victim of who was molested by her teacher and our precedent-setting civil suit against the teacher and the school district. Here is a description of what will be covered at the training including a list of the panel speakers, and locations where the training is offered in California.

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives.  The program will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of California law. There is no charge for any attendee, and we also serve a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and PM snack.

Orange County – May 4th, 2017 from 9:00-4:30

Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Presented by: Jeff Dion, Esq., Louanne Masry, Esq., Judith Yedidsion, and Tom Cifarelli, Esq.

Register here: https://victimsofcrimetrainings.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/42

For more information: 

Jeffrey R. Dion // Director, National Crime Victim Bar Association

Deputy Executive Director // National Center for Victims of Crime

2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036

202 467 8717 // Victimbar.org// @victimbar

VictimsofCrime.org // @CrimeVictimsOrg       

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May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California - Training for Victim Service Providers - San Diego

The National Crime Victim Bar Association is a wonderful resource for victims, victim service providers, and attorneys. In January, I attended their training Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Arizona. It was full of information. Some of the information was specific to Arizona and some of the information applied to multiple or all states. There was a top-notch panel of speakers from the local legal community.

I will attend the Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, in San Diego and I will be one of the speakers on the panel in Costa Mesa (Orange County). I will share my experience as the parent of a victim of who was molested by her teacher and our precedent-setting civil suit against the teacher and the school district. Here is a description of what will be covered at the training including a list of the panel speakers, and locations where the training is offered in California.

Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in California, will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives.  The program will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits, and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of California law. There is no charge for any attendee, and we also serve a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and PM snack.

San Diego – May 3rd, 2017 from 9:00-4:30

University of San Diego School of Law, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Presented by: Jeff Dion, Esq., Stephen Estey, Esq., Allison Worden, Esq., and Irwin Zalkin, Esq.

Register here: https://victimsofcrimetrainings.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/33

For more information: 

Jeffrey R. Dion // Director, National Crime Victim Bar Association

Deputy Executive Director // National Center for Victims of Crime

2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036

202 467 8717 // Victimbar.org// @victimbar

VictimsofCrime.org // @CrimeVictimsOrg       

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