Foothills Child Advocacy Center offers free training for adults and community organizations. Read more here.
Stewards of Children
Foothills sponsors Stewards of Children, a sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This training teaches that adults are responsible for the safety of children.
The program is ideal for training staff and volunteers of organizations that serve children and adolescents; it is also appropriate for parents, grandparents, and any adults who care about children.
Foothills offers this training in both English and Spanish. Our next training is January 5 in Spanish and January 19 in English. Please contact us to schedule a training.
Stewards of Children training is approved for 2 hours of Continuing Education Unit Credits (CEUs) by:
Foothills Child Advocacy Center offers this program free of charge. Click here for more information.
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Wardle Family Foundation.
Stand Up For Kids!
In collaboration with Charlottesville/Albemarle Child Protective Services, Foothills offers Stand Up For Kids!, a training for mandated reporters on how to recognize and respond to all types of child abuse and neglect.
Virginia mandated reporters include individuals 18 and older who are associated with, employed by, or a volunteer with a public organization responsible for the care, custody, or control of children; private sports organization or team; public or private day camps, youth centers, or youth recreation programs; and public or private institution of higher learning.
Call 434-971-7233 for more information or to schedule a training, which is offered free of charge.
Foothills also offers customized training or consultation services on other topics, for example, for non-profit organizations who work with children and are seeking to develop or improve their policies that protect children from sexual or physical abuse.
Such training or consultation may be subject to a reasonable charge. Please call 434-971-7233 for more information.
Click here to visit our awareness website, Be a Hero for Kids!
Brochures and Links
Click on the links below to visit the associated website or to download a PDF of the resource.
Talking About Abuse to Children
Keeping Children Safe
Disclosure of Abuse
Signs of Abuse
Consequences of Child Pornography