Community Education and Prevention
BRCAC provides community education and primary prevention in schools and other venues for children/teens, caregivers, and more recently to youth-serving providers such as: law enforcement, education, after-school programming, medical and mental health.
We provide this education because we understand that childhood trauma adverse experiences threatens the long-term physical and mental health of children all the way into adulthood, as established by the now famous “ACES Study.” Through this study, we help to teach adults early signs of trauma and to respond in ways that are trauma-informed in order to prevent the cycle from persisting.
Adult Focused Education
Darkness to Light
Known as a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program, Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children helps to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and
react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program believes and teaches that child safety is an adult’s job.
Internet Safety classes educate parents & caregivers about how to recognize unsafe online situations children may face while using online gaming platforms, chat rooms, & social
media. Additionally, adults will learn about signs of cyber bulling, sexting, online grooming, & human trafficking, how to manage and add parental controls on devices, and what steps to follow if found in an unsafe online situation.
Child Focused Education
Speak Up Be Safe
A nationally accredited prevention program to educate youth in the community on ways to protect themselves from Bullying, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse and Neglect. This program helps to eliminate the abuse and neglect of children through education. This program is exceptionally important because education and awareness can mitigate abuse already in progress. Children often don’t understand that what is happening to them is wrong, and not their fault. This program is designed to offer information through puppet shows and videos and most importantly opens a safe discussion on healthy behaviors. For teens, it includes information on online safety and cyberbullying awareness. These programs may be provided in classrooms, where it meets the mandate for bullying prevention and sex abuse prevention and education, or in community settings.
Teen Internet Safety
The Louisiana Bar Foundation & the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center has teamed up to offer this FREE class. This engaging online class will educate middle & high school students (grades 6th – 12th) on how to recognize unsafe online situations, what steps should be followed if ever confronted with an unsafe online situation, and how to report it.
Elementary Internet Safety
Calling all Kindergarten thru 5th graders! Join the NetSmatz krewe & the BRCAC to learn how to recognize unsafe online situations, what steps should be followed if ever confronted with an unsafe online situation, and how to report it. The Louisiana Bar Foundation & the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center has teamed up to offer this FREE class.
Available Prevention Education Programs
Contact the BRCAC about professional education event in the future. For more information, please contact 225-343-1984.