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stop child abuse and neglect (scan) virtual training series

The Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) training series will help increase knowledge and skills around the prevention of child maltreatment and building resiliency in families.

Trainings are free for professionals and community members who don’t need CEUs. Individuals requiring CEUs will be charged $7 per training date. Scholarships are available by request – email Stephanie.


scan series dates and topics:

August 12 – Thriving Despite Early Childhood Adversity: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Learn about early childhood trauma, how that may be impacting your physical and mental health, and how to build resilience. Presented in partnership with Thrive Ottawa.

August 19 – Mandated Reporter Training – Making the Connection through Technology
Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of child maltreatment and the need to report and how to make that connection when using virtual platforms or other forms of technology.

August 26 – Intro to Strengthening Families Protective Factors
The Strengthening Families framework is an evidence-based approach that identifies five protective factors that, when present and robust in families, help prevent child abuse and neglect as well as support optimal healthy growth and development in children.

September 2 – Intro to Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors
Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors is an evidence based framework for working with youth to mitigate trauma and ACES.

September 9 – Resilience for Human Service Providers: Preventing Secondary Trauma & Burnout and building individual resilience
This training provides an understanding of the causes of Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS); with the goal of reducing worker burn-out for human service professionals.

September 16 – ACEs 2.0 for Human Service Providers: How to mitigate the effects of trauma and build resilience
This workshop builds on the knowledge of ACEs and how to support parents/families, incorporate positive coping skills, and build resilience.

September 23 – Return to Routine: Mental Health, Child Maltreatment and Building Strength in families within the Hispanic community
The pandemic has caused rapid and abrupt changes to our daily lives. Life adjustments often come with a wide range of experiences and emotions that can take a toll on our mental health, relationships, and family dynamic. This workshop will focus what returning to routine may look like and how to build resiliency to strengthen families.

September 30 – Period of Purple Crying and Safe Sleep for Home Visitors: Understanding Crying and Safe Sleep practices to help ensure that infants are safe
The Period of PURPLE Crying is an evidenced based Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head trauma (SBS/AHT) prevention program. The Safe Sleep portion of the training will provide participants with the information to educate parents and other caregivers about infant safe sleep practices to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.