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Community Outreach And Education Workshops (CORE)

A Universal Strategy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Universal Prevention is the most widely recognized sexual abuse prevention program and uses real-life scenarios to provide a general overview of topics such as risk factors, indicators and consent.

The program is designed to shift the primary responsibility of identifying and reporting abuse from children to adults.

Healthy Child Sexual Development: Distinguishing Healthy from Problematic Behaviors

Studies have shown that early intervention has the greatest success rate in correcting sexually inappropriate behavior.

Training focuses on providing adults with a basic understanding of appropriate, inappropriate and problematic sexual behavior at each stage, as well as helping to build universal assessment and intervention skills.

Family Dynamics and Communication: Creating Functional Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations

Examines how roles and responsibilities within the family structure ensure safe environments for children, and conversely, how dysfunctional roles can lead to unsafe sexual environment.

Provides an understanding of how shifts in responsibilities and blurred boundaries can lead to increased risk for sexual acting out and/or victimization.

Explores ways to improve effective communication inside and outside of the family while reinforcing expected behaviors that can work to prevent child sexual abuse.

Creating Sexually Safe Boundaries

Workshop explores various types of boundaries, and explains why boundaries are important tool in the prevention of child sexual abuse.

Adolescent Sexual Behaviors: When Children Sexually Abuse Other Children

Workshop aims to help adults understand the sexual behavior patterns of adolescents and how their relationships with other adolescents and children can become sexually abusive.

Explores risk factors that contribute to adolescent offending, as well internal and external motivating factors. Sexually compulsive behavior, female perpetration, sibling incest and sexual objectification are also discussed in this program.

Parent Coaching Program

Designed to educate parents, foster parents, adoptive parents and kinship care guardians about sexual abuse and factors within the family that can place children at risk to offend or be victimized.

The first session defines child sexual abuse and consent as well as identifies risk factors related to sexual acting out, behaviors that may indicate exposure to inappropriate sexual material and/or victimization. Participants discuss how role modeling and exposure affects a child’s sexual development. During the second session, participants learn about the stages of child sexual development. This session provides a framework to help children make sexually healthy choices and covers how to talk to children about sex. Participants will also review internet risks and safety as well as the impact of nurturing and how to structure behaviors and boundaries for children.

Health Fairs and Community Events

JJPI is committed to partnering with local communities and organizations to prevent sexual abuse, domestic abuse, interpersonal violence and other causes of trauma.

If you would like the Joseph J. Peters Institute to appear at a local health fair or other community event, please contact us at 215.701.1560 ext. 5051.