Learn about Child Sexual Assault Prevention
Project Self-Sufficiency, in cooperation with Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey (PCA-NJ), has launched the Sussex Warren Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse. The "Enough Abuse" campaign educates teens and adults about the nature and scope of child sexual abuse, and provides the tools necessary to protect children from assault. With funding support from Prevent Child Abuse America, PCA-NJ has established the New Jersey Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, bringing together experts from every sector and region of the State who share a commitment to preventing child sexual abuse.
Coaches, parents, middle and high school students, teachers and other youth-serving professionals are welcome to attend free training sessions at Project Self-Sufficiency. Training sessions can also be scheduled at businesses, civic organizations, non-profit organizations or schools. Participants will learn:
- Behavior signs in adults that may pose a risk to children or teens;
- "Grooming" techniques used by abusers;
- Behaviors in children or teens that indicate that they have been victimized;
- Reasons why victims do not report the abuse;
- Proper response techniques.
Join your neighbors who have already hosted a training session, including:
- Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Intervention Services, Inc.;
- Newton Police Department:
- Hamburg Elementary School;
- Sparta Ecumenical Council;
- St. Jude Giving Tree Preschool;
- Kids Educational Enrichment Program (KEEP);
- Little Learner's Preschool;
- Byram Consolidated Elementary School;
- Ogdensburg Elementary School;
- Lounsberry Hollow Middle School;
- Little Sprouts Early Learning Center;
- Long Pond School;
- Warren County Technical School;
- Sussex County School Counselors;
- Stillwater Township Elementary School;
- Sussex County Community College.
To schedule a training session, or to find out more information about the Enough Abuse campaign, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.
"The Enough Abuse Campaign provides the community with pro active tactics to keep their children safe. Strategies for identifying a predator, techniques for assessing whether or not a child is being abused, and local resources are all provided free of charge at powerful, interactive training sessions."
Melissa Bischoff, Enough Abuse Program Coordinator
"A wonderful effort to organize and mobilize the community in addressing the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse by bringing awareness, education, compassion and practical preventative solutions to the problem of childhood sexual victimization in our community".
Gwen Federico, Director, Sexual Assault Program, Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault