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Circles of Safety Virtual Classroom Series

Circles of Safety® is designed to support and strengthen youth-serving organizations’ ability to create safer environments for their agency, their staff and the children and families they serve. Upon completion of Circles of Safety, professionals who work with parents, foster parents, in-home parent supports and other professional caregivers are more confident and better prepared to think and act preventatively to protect children and youth from sexual harm. 

Join us for our four week virtual classroom series:
Circles of Safety: Awareness to Action for Youth-Serving Professionals

In four (4) weekly online classes, attendees will become better prepared to support children’s healthy and safe sexual development, identify and respond to warning signs in children and adult’s behaviors in their programs and design safety plans to address safe boundaries, privacy, consent and respect. CE credits available. For more info, see FAQs below.

The virtual classroom experience will include:

  • Both electronic training manual and hard copy (by request)
  • Breakout rooms for small group discussions
  • 20 maximum participants for increased engagement
  • Weekly reflection and engagement activities
  • 1:1 conversation with Stop It Now! to discuss personal application of material (optional)

2021 Dates:

Session 1: 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14 (all Wednesdays), 10am - 1pm ET
or
Session 2: 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15 (all Thursdays), 1pm - 4pm ET
Cost: $240
Registration: Click here
Presenters: Click here
Recommended Audience: Professional caregivers (i.e. foster parents, youth residential staff, youth program support staff) and youth-serving organization employees in any role (counselors, case managers, caseworkers, youth workers, educators)
Course content level: Beginning level

Join us for our three-part virtual classroom series:
Circles of Safety: Training of Trainers (TOT) – Circles of Safety for Sexual Abuse Prevention

Train the trainer offers community and youth-serving organizations the training and tools they need to train their own staff and the caregivers they support, including parents, foster parents and residential staff. In three (3) online classes, attendees will prepare to facilitate two separate workshops within their organization (in person and electronically): Understanding the Role of Healthy Sexuality Development and Education in Sexual Abuse Prevention and Understanding and Responding to Warning Signs.

Participants will receive a trainer’s manual and presentation materials, and will be eligible for a 3 year certification as a Circles of Safety Community Presenter. Note: Circles of Safety: Awareness to Action is a prerequisite.

The virtual classroom experience will include:

  • Both electronic training manual and hard copy (by request)
  • Breakout rooms for small group discussions
  • 12 maximum participants for increased engagement and practice
  • 1:1 conversation with Stop It Now! to discuss personal application of material (optional)

2021 Dates: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 (all Thursdays), 1pm - 4pm ET
Register: Click here
Note: If you have already taken Awareness to Action and want to register for only the TOT program, please email training [at] stopitnow.org
Cost:
$200
Presenters: Click here
Recommended Audience: Youth-serving program training professionals

FAQS

Who is this training for?
Are CEs available?
Who can take the Train the Trainers (TOT) training?
What will I be able to bring back to my agency from the Train the Trainers (TOT) training?
How will annual Booster Sessions work for trainers?
What is the cancellation policy?
Who can I contact with additional quesitons?


Who is this training for?

This training is for professionals caregivers (i.e. foster parents, youth residential staff, youth program support staff) and youth-serving organization employees in any role.

Are CEs available?

Yes, participants who take Circles of Safety: Awareness to Action will be eligible for 11 CE hours. Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com. In order to receive CEs you must be present for the whole training. No refunds are given if you are not awarded CEs due to lack of attendance. There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program. For more info about CEs: Session 1 and Session 2

Who can take the Train the Trainers (TOT) training?

At this time, only trainers, facilitators and other designated staff from youth-serving organizations are able to take this TOT. Attendence will be limited to 12 partipants, to allow for a more personalized training experience. Participants in this TOT must also take Circles of Safety: Awareness to Action. 

What will I be able to bring back to my agency from the Train the Trainers (TOT) training?

Upon completion of Circles of Safety: TOT and signed agreement of the Trainer Contract, trainers will be able to facilitate the two workshops identified below in their agency, appropriate for both staff and parents, including volunteers and foster parents.

  • Circles of Safety: Understanding the Role of Healthy Sexuality Development and Education in Sexual Abuse Prevention
  • Circles of Safety: Understanding and Responding to Warning Signs

Each training is approximately 2.5 hours long. Trainers will receive a complete trainer’s manual, as well as workshop handbooks for them to copy and distribute. The manuals and training powerpoint will also be made available to trainers through an electronic link, which can be downloaded and printed. Each workshop includes pre and post evaluations, as well as trainer tips and resources to better prepare them on the content. Stop It Now! will remain available for any training consultation needs. Trainers will be offered annual Booster sessions to support and enhance their comfort level and knowledge with the content. 

These workshops are perfect for both orientation trainings, as well as for ongoing and supportive training needs on building awareness of protective actions to support children’s sexual safety in their organization. Participants in these workshops will become more knowledgeable and confident when determining how they can best help a child with healthy sexuality development promotion activities and how to respond when there are concerns that a child may be at risk of sexual abuse. Your agency will enhance its commitment to the safety children and youth you serve, and will be able to promote itself as an agency trained to be a Partner for Prevention.

How will annual Booster Sessions work for trainers?

A minimum of two annual Booster sessions will be offered yearly (calendar year). The first booster after the first year  you complete the TOT will be free to you. The following two years’ Booster sessions will be a nominal fee ($35-$50).

What is the cancellation policy?

Stop It Now! will offer a full re-fund up until 2 weeks prior to the training.  

Who can I contact with additional quesitons?

Please email training [at] stopitnow.org with any additional questions.