Reaching the Community

Our goal is to be a light for families in need of our help, as well as a resource to the community

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Our Reach

Preventing child abuse is possible but we must be willing to have the conversation and learn the truth about it.

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Community Education & Awareness

Child abuse is an issue that affects every community. It happens regardless of race, economic status, religious affiliation, or geographic location.

Significantly, it is possible to prevent abuse from occurring through extensive community education, awareness and prevention training programs. Davis House currently offers our programs at no cost.

Our trainings are appropriate for the following types of organizations:

  • Public and Private Schools
  • Child Care agencies or centers
  • Churches and faith based organizations
  • Any youth serving organization
  • Civic groups
  • Businesses
  • Parent groups
  • Homeowner and professional associations
  • Law enforcement entities
  • Any adult or parent

**Our programs meet state mandate requirements, as well as POST approved certification.

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Stewards Of Children

Stewards Of Children

Stewards of Children is a child sexual abuse prevention training. It is a 2–3 hour training time which is facilitator led, incorporating video, workbook and discussion segments.

The 411 of Child Abuse

The 411 of Child Abuse

The 411 of Child Abuse is a child sexual and severe physical abuse prevention training. It is 45 minutes to 2 hours in length which is a facilitator-led Power Point presentation.

Child & Teen Safety Matters

Child & Teen Safety Matters

Child & Teen Safety Matters is an age-appropriate curriculum designed specifically for children to help empower them with tools and knowledge to prevent and navigate potentially dangerous situations.

So You Think You’re a Social Smartie

So You Think You’re a Social Smartie

So You Think You’re a Social Smartie is designed for children grades 4-8 regarding internet safety and using social media. It includes interactive games and activities, and it digs in to real-life topics such as safety rules for being online, cyberbullying, signals that someone might not be who they say they are, and tools to use to protect themselves against possible predators. This session is a fun way for kids to learn how to be online and still stay safe. There is no cost for this training.

PreventNow!

PreventNow!

PreventNow! is an awareness presentation between 20-45 minutes in length and is a Power Point or discussion led format. It is awareness oriented with statistical information on the issue of child abuse and does not qualify as a certified training. There is no cost for this presentation.

Customized Training

Customized Training

We can create a customized training program based on the needs of your organization. This training offers the standard prevention program with a deeper dive into areas most applicable to your organization. This can range from 45 minutes to 3 hours.

Nurturing Parenting

Nurturing Parenting

Nurturing Parenting teaches positive parenting behaviors in a family-centered and trauma-informed course. The program has been shown to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse. It is completed in 6 weekly, 2 hour sessions.

Training Programs

We offer a range of training options to best accommodate your needs In addition to the programs we offer, we can also create a customized training specific to your organization. We offer a program ranging from 3 hours down to a 15-minute awareness presentation, and no group is too small. We simply appreciate you wanting to have this important conversation to help your group or organization be better equipped to help make your community safer for children.

Why it matters

10%

of All Children

will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday

632

Children

number of new child clients we served last year

12%

of Child Abuse Cases

are actually reported, which means 88% of children being abused still need our help

90%

of Children

know their abuser

9

Years Old

average age for reported abuse cases

20%

of Youth Ages 10-17

receive sexual solicitations or are approached online

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Previous Webinars

Online Child Exploitation in the Age of COVID:

What parents needs to know

Leading community impact and social scient experts will discuss the nexus of race and childhood trauma and how this expands over the lifespan. What can community members do to alter these negative and destructive outcomes?

Join Davis House Child Advocacy Center as we host Judge Sheila Calloway, Dr. Selena Sermeno and Valencia Breckenridge in this important and thoughtful discussion.

Facilitated by Dr. Brent Hutchinson, Executive Director –
Davis House Child Advocacy Center

Special guest speakers:

David Simas, CEO – Obama Foundation

Dr. Tanisha Knighton, Trained Clinical Psychologist & CEO – Knighton Consulting Group

Susan Kennedy, Prevention Program Manager – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Collin Robinson, PTA Connected Board Ambassador – National PTA

Joe Laramie, Ret. ICAC/Missouri Commander – Former Davis House Child Advocacy Center Board Member

The Roots of Community Trauma:

Race and the Childhood Experience

Leading community impact and social scient experts will discuss the nexus of race and childhood trauma and how this expands over the lifespan. What can community members do to alter these negative and destructive outcomes?

Join Davis House Child Advocacy Center as we host Judge Sheila Calloway, Dr. Selena Sermeno and Valencia Breckenridge in this important and thoughtful discussion.

Facilitated by Dr. Brent Hutchinson, Executive Director –
Davis House Child Advocacy Center

Special guest speakers:

Dr. Selena Sermeno, Psychologist & Social Scientist

Judge Sheila Calloway, Nashville Juvenile Court Judge

Valencia Breckenridge, CEO – Graceworks Ministries

Our Intentional Aware of Child Abuse & One Survivor’s Story

Join us for a conversation about the prevalence of child abuse in our communities, what it means to look out for our children, and the purpose of the child advocacy center with Lauren Harrington. Then stick around for a story of hope from Nona Jones, a survivor of child sexual abuse.

Facilitated by Dr. Brent Hutchinson, Executive Director –
Davis House Child Advocacy Center

Special guest speakers:

Nona Jones, Head of Faith-Based Partnerships – Facebook

Lauren Harrington, LMSW, Trauma Specialist – Former Davis House Child Advocacy Center

Child Sexual Abuse & Youth Athletics

The prevalence of sexual abuse and youth athletics seems to be on the rise, but is it really? Is this an issue that is increasing, or is it something we are just now willing to talk about publicly? We will take a deeper dive into the topic of abuse in youth athletics with Margaret Hoelzer, 3-Time US Olympic Medalist Swimmer, and Mark Wilson, Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech University.

Facilitated by Dr. Brent Hutchinson, Executive Director –
Davis House Child Advocacy Center

Special guest speakers:

Margaret Hoelzer, 3-Time US Olympic Medalist – Swimmer

Mark Wilson, Director of Athletics – Tennessee Tech University

Have questions about these topics or others issues you see in your community? Feel free to reach out.  We are always a resource and will do what we can to answer your questions, or direct you to the person who can. If you would like to schedule a training email us or call 615-790-5900.