Several times a year, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana hosts either a Conference or Signature Event, Workshops, Webinars and fundraising events to help educate our communities and raise awareness. We hope you’ll attend, and help us further our mission of keeping kids safe.

Child Abuse 102: Impact of Violence on Children

Date:  March 3, 2021

Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Speaker:  Sandy Runkle-DeLorme, LSW, PCAIN Program Director

Description:  This presentation defines and discusses:
• The consequences of maltreatment and violence on children during the early years of their development
• Problematic vs. natural sexual behavior in children
• How to integrate and adapt prevention activities
• How to incorporate national standards regarding prevention of child abuse and neglect
• Reporting responsibilities

 

Audience: Early Intervention Professionals, Early Childhood Education Professionals, Social Service Staff (must be age 18 or older)

 

WARNING:  If you are attending this virtual training at home, please be sure to either use headphones or be alone while attending. Some information may not be suitable for younger children.

An Assessment will be emailed to you after the training. Once you complete your Assessment our office will email you the Training Certificate within 12-24 business hours. You must score at least 7 correct answers out of 10 questions to qualify for a training certificate.

Just a reminder that if you register as a couple or a group, each person will need to complete an Assessment/Survey to qualify for a Training Certificate.

 

Mar3 CA102 Registration

Turning Distress into Joy Webinar

Topic:  Turning Distress into Joy

Date:  March 5,  2021

Time: 11:30am – 1:00 pm

Speaker:  James F. Schroeder, Ph.D., Vice President of the Department of Psychology & Wellness, Easterseals Rehabilitation Center

Speaker Bio: Jim Schroeder, Ph.D, is a pediatric psychologist and Vice President of the psychology department at Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville, Indiana. He is also the training director of the Internship in Clinical Psychology and the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical and Developmental Psychology.  He resides in Evansville with his wife, Amy, and their eight children. He received a BS from Ball State University with a major in psychology and minors in social work and counseling psychology. He graduated with a PhD in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University in 2005. In addition to seeing youth with a wide range of backgrounds and psychological issues, he specializes in evaluating and working with children (and their families) diagnosed with autism spectrum, learning, sleep, attention-deficit, and other developmental issues. He also writes a monthly column for parents and professionals entitled Just Thinking, which can be found along with many other articles and books on his personal website: www.james-schroeder.com. He regularly writes for a number of online magazines and speaks widely on topics, especially related to youth and technology. In addition to his life as a father and psychologist, Dr. Schroeder is actively involved in endurance events. He has completed an Ironman and multiple ultramarathons and commutes to work by bike and is always dreaming about the next backpacking trip.

 

Webinar Description:  Since the beginning of humanity, people have struggled with difficult circumstances and experiences. Long before the advent of modern medicine and formal psychological practice, individuals used various techniques, both as part of faith and secular traditions, to overcome traumatic events, improve mood, decrease anxiety, and develop a greater sense of resiliency for whatever challenges they encountered. Over the past few decades, research has increasingly indicated that these strategies, which are freely available to all, have specific health benefits for an individual’s physical, social, and psychological well-being. Studies have indicated that when used strategically and intelligently, they can unlock healing processes that are both understood and mysterious in nature.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss time-honored, research-driven strategies for improving mood, decreasing anxiety, and improving resiliency among other positive psychological, physical, and social outcomes.
  • Explain specific keys important in using these strategies well.
  • Describe practical ways psychologists can apply these techniques to clinical practice & education and use in their own lives.

An Assessment will be emailed to you after the training.  Once we receive your Assessment our office will email you the Training Certificate within 12-24 business hours.  If you register as a couple or group, each person needs to complete the Assessment to receive a certificate.

Register Here for Mar 5th Webinar

SafeTots Training

Date:   March 9, 2021

Time:  11:30-12:30

Speaker:  Sandy Runkle-DeLorme, LSW, PCAIN Program Director

Description:  This presentation touches on a variety of safety issues, including SIS/Abusive Head Trauma, the Safe Haven Law, Water Safety & Safe Sleep practices.  We will also touch on Firearm Safety and Know Your Partner/Caregiver.

Audience: Adolescents, Caregivers/Parents, Community, Professionals

 

An Assessment will be emailed to you after the training. Once you complete your Assessment our office will email you the Training Certificate within 12-24 business hours. You must score at least 7 correct answers out of 10 questions to qualify for a training certificate.

Just a reminder that if you register as a couple or a group, each person will need to complete an Assessment/Survey to qualify for a Training Certificate.

Mar 9 - SafeTots Registration

SafeTots Training

Date:   March 16, 2021

Time:  6-7pm

Speaker:  Carol Pool, MSW, PCAIN Prevention Education Specialist

Backup:  Brian Carter

Description:  This presentation touches on a variety of safety issues, including SIS/Abusive Head Trauma, the Safe Haven Law, Water Safety & Safe Sleep practices.  We will also touch on Firearm Safety and Know Your Partner/Caregiver.

Audience: Adolescents, Caregivers/Parents, Community, Professionals

 

An Assessment will be emailed to you after the training. Once you complete your Assessment our office will email you the Training Certificate within 12-24 business hours. You must score at least 7 correct answers out of 10 questions to qualify for a training certificate.

Just a reminder that if you register as a couple or a group, each person will need to complete an Assessment/Survey to qualify for a Training Certificate.

Mar16 - SafeTots Registration

Nurturing Parents Cafe: Safe & Secure-Making a Home Safety Plan

Date:  March 18, 2021 

Time:  Noon – 1:00 p.m. 

Description:  It is important to have a plan when there are children in your home. Let’s discuss having the safest home environment possible. 

Since this is more of a facilitated discussion instead of one of our regular trainings/webinars, Training Credits will not be available.

The Parent Cafes are a monthly, relaxed discussion around Parenting Topics. Participants are encouraged to bring YOUR OWN ISSUES, and gain insights and resources!

Hosts:
Carol Pool received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Ball State in 1985 and her Master’s in Social Work from Indiana University in 1990. For nearly 30 years, Carol has been a leader, advocate, educator and trainer around many social issues. She began at Methodist Hospital in the critical care areas. Then she was a primary educator for 13 years for Planned Parenthood around the issues of healthy sexuality, birth control, STD and sexual abuse prevention. In 2006, she continued her work at Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, training in a variety of safety topics. There she became a certified trainer in Darkness to Light (Stewards of Children) preventing child sexual abuse; as well as Nurturing Father’s, Bully Safe, and SafeTots.

Brian Carter is the Director of Dads, Inc., a program of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, and has been with The Villages since 1994. In his current role he conducts various trainings and presentations and is a Program Educator for Nurturing Fathers. Prior to his current role, Brian served as a Foster Care Case Manager, Independent Living Case Manager, FAKT Coordinator, and Community Based Service Worker. Brian received his Bachelor’s in Social Work from Indiana University and worked as a Probation Officer with the Marion County Juvenile Courts for two years prior to coming to The Villages. 

Mar 18 - Cafe Registration

Human Trafficking 101

Topic: Human Trafficking 101 Training

Date:  March 24, 2021

Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Brian Carter, LCSW, Dads Inc. Director & PCAIN Education Specialist

Description: An introduction to the issue of human trafficking, including scope, definitions, vulnerability factors for victims, indicators of possible trafficking, services available, and how to identify and report. Length is flexible, from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.

Audience: The presentation can be tailored for youth, communities, parents, and professionals.

WARNING: We stress that when “attending” this workshop that headphones should be worn or be viewed in private to ensure children cannot hear the content. Thank you

An Assessment will be emailed to you after the training.  Once we receive your Assessment our office will email you the Training Certificate within 12-24 business hours.  If you register as a couple or group, each person needs to complete the Assessment to receive a certificate.

Register Here for Mar 24th

Child Abuse 101: Indicators of Child Abuse & Neglect

Date:   March 31, 2021

Time:  11:30a-1:00p

Speaker:  Carol Pool, MSW, PCAIN Education Specialist

Description:  This presentation defines and discusses:
• The four types of child maltreatment
• How to understand both behavioral and physical indicators of child maltreatment
• Reporting responsibilities
• Prevention strategies

Audience: Early Intervention Professionals, Early Childhood Education Professionals, Health Care Professionals, Teachers, and Social Service Staff (must be age 18 or older)

WARNING:  If you are attending this virtual training at home, please be sure to either use headphones or be alone while attending. Some information may not be suitable for younger children.

An Assessment will be emailed to you after the training. Once you complete your Assessment our office will email you the Training Certificate within 12-24 business hours. You must score at least 7 correct answers out of 10 questions to qualify for a training certificate.

Just a reminder that if you register as a couple or a group, each person will need to complete an Assessment/Survey to qualify for a Training Certificate.

Mar 31 - CA101 Registration

Breman Run 4Kids

 Matt Breman Memorial Run 4Kids

Early Bird Registration Open!

Saturday, April 24, 2021

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES

Indianapolis Canal

429 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis IN

Check In Opens: 7:30am  | Race Begins: 9:00am

Long Sleeve Tee included with registration!

Information-Registration for Breman Run 4Kids