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Community Training: STRATEGIES TO HELP CHILDREN RECOGNIZE AND REPORT THREATS TO PERSONAL SAFETY
July 13, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
On Wednesday, July 13, Manatee Children’s Services will be holding a free information session, “Strategies to Help Children Recognize and Report Threats to Personal Safety,” from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Raymond James Lakewood Ranch Office, 8120 Lakewood Main St, Ste. 201, Bradenton, Fla.
Participants will learn how to understand various child abuse types, recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse, report child abuse, and support children. Participants will also learn how to teach children about the five safety rules, bullying, and safe adults. Presenters include MCS Clinical Director Celeste Martens, KIDS Personal Safety Coordinator Stephanie Solorzano, and Master of Social Work Intern Katy Wilkinson, To register, please visit our Eventbrite invitation.
This session is part of our ongoing Child Abuse Prevention Series funded by the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation.
About The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation: The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund was founded in 2000 based on an idea that to create a true “community,” rather than just a place to live, there needed to be a soul. This charitable organization provides a vehicle in the community for residents, businesses and more to make investments that ensure peoples’ needs across the community are addressed, even if those needs aren’t yet apparent. Its sole purpose has been and continues to be devoted to enhancing the lives of people living in Lakewood Ranch and the surrounding eastern areas of Sarasota and Manatee.
About Manatee Children’s Services: Manatee Children’s Services, a Child Advocacy Center dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse, provides a full spectrum of programs serving over 12,000 children and families annually. Our mission is “to advocate for and provide the resources, skills, and shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention and intervention for all children and their families.” Since its inception in 1977 as the community’s first and only emergency shelter for abused children in foster care, MCS now offers programs in treatment, prevention, intervention, and residential services.