Let’s Work Together to Keep Kids Safe!
Submitted by Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention
Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention (MCVP) is pleased to announce that they have launched a program to educate adults, parents and teachers on how to recognize warning signs of child sexual abuse and how to prevent it by supporting healthy sexual growth and development among children ages 3 to 8. This program is a unique training that provides information regarding normal, healthy development, skills on how to redirect concerning behaviors and how to support youth that may have already experienced abuse.
Studies show that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience sexual abuse/assault before the age of 18.
The Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development program will help us build a community where youth are safe and supported. MCVP also offers a program working directly with children ages 3 to 8, called Care for Kids (C4K). C4K is a six-session program that builds protective factors in youth-- the things kids need to stay safe! If you’d like any information on either programs, or would like to schedule workshops for your staff or students, please call MCVP at (603) 352-3844, ext. 203, and ask for Becky.
Tuesday, October 15th: Wear Purple for DVAM! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and purple is the color to symbolize support for survivors. On Tuesday, October 15th, wear a purple sweater, scarf, tie, socks or whatever you can find! Get your colleagues to join you in wearing purple on this day, too! Give out a prize for the person who best displays their ‘purple support!’ You can also invite MCVP to one of your staff meetings or lunches during October to provide information about our programs and services and how individuals can show their support year round to end domestic violence in the Monadnock Region. Call (603) 352-3844 and ask to speak with someone about getting involved for DVAM! Also, visit the MCVP website’s Calendar of Events page to learn about other programs going on during DVAM!
MCVP: Crisis & Prevention Center is the local crisis center for the Monadnock Region, providing free & confidential support services for survivors of domestic & sexual violence and stalking, and prevention education programs in local schools and community organizations. MCVP is a Monadnock United Way Agency.