Our Statement on COVID-19:

The health and safety of our community, clients and community partners is of utmost importance to us.  As such, KIDS Center is taking immediate measures to increase social distancing and limit non-essential traffic to our campus. To protect our employees, clients, and community partners, KIDS Center has adopted a policy to postpone all non-essential business meetings.  In accordance, we have decided to postpone tours and trainings until further notice. We so appreciate your desire to learn more about our services and how we are supporting children and families impacted by abuse. We will be in contact to reschedule with you as soon as we are able. Thank you for your understanding.

We will resume tours and trainings as soon as we are able. To be placed on the waitlist for a training, please email Rachel at rvisser@kidscenter.org.

Darkness to Light

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Darkness to Light is offering two FREE online child abuse prevention trainings! First, is the Talking with Children” training, which is a 30-minute training that guides you on how to talk with your child(ren) about safety and sexual abuse. Use the code TALK2020 once you’ve registered. The second is the Protecting Children During a Crisis.” Darkness to Light’s newest training is also a 30-minute training with downloadable resources. Because we are having to deal with a temporary “new normal” making sure children are protected and kept safe is paramount.

Darkness to Light Training Info

Our children’s greatest risk for abuse doesn’t come from strangers but from our friends and family- 90% of all victims know their abusers.

A child’s safety is an adult’s job. We make sure our children wear seatbelts and we walk them across busy streets. Why, then, would we leave the job of preventing child sexual abuse solely to children?

Experts estimate that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.

This interactive training provides participants with 5 steps to better protect children from sexual abuse. It gives adults tools for recognizing the signs of sexual abuse and responding to suspicious behavior. The course gives simple ways to minimize opportunities for abuse in organizations and in our community.

Cost is $20 per person and scholarships are available.

Training is available in English or Spanish and offered throughout all of Central Oregon.

If you would like a private group training please call 541-383-5958 or email prevention@kidscenter.org.

 

Interested in becoming a Darkness to Light volunteer facilitator? Please call 541-383-5958 or email prevention@kidscenter.org.

Darkness to Light Training Testimonials

“Informative, challenging, and helpful. I will be ready to help get the word out.”- Parent

“Every adult who cares about children should take this training.” – Middle School Teacher

Below are YouTube videos from Darkness to Light