Abuse prevention program set

STEUBENVILLE – A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd., is partnering with Eastern Gateway Community College to present a pair of programs aimed at shedding light on physical and sexual abuse of children.

Darkness to Light: Adults Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon March 23.

The workshop will be repeated April 17 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Those attending the April session should register by March 27.

The class will teach adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Participants will learn how to better protect children, with topics including child abuse statistics, potentially dangerous situations, simple strategies for protecting children, talking about abuse prevention with children and adults, and signs of sexual abuse.

It’s designed for any individual or organization concerned about the safety of children. Book fee is $20.

Making a Difference: Child Abuse & Neglect, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27, will help participants better understand the indicators of child abuse and neglect, child welfare laws, how the child protection system works and ways they can make a difference in the life of a child. Information on A Child’s Place CASA and how to become a court-appointed special advocate or other volunteer also will be provided.

For information or to check availability, call (740) 264-5591, extension 310.