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Virtual Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations and Sexual Abuse

April 24 | 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

A bystander is a person who witnesses a boundary violation or sees a situation where a child is vulnerable. Being prepared to intervene as a bystander is key to preventing child sexual abuse. In this training, you will learn how to be an active bystander in child sexual abuse prevention and response. You will receive examples of boundary violations and inappropriate behaviors, and how you can make spontaneous and planned interventions that reinforce boundaries and protect children.

TRIGGER WARNING: This training contains a mix of survivor stories, expert advice, practical guidance for prevention of child sexual abuse, and other topics that you may find uncomfortable; triggering of your own experiences or may create uncomfortable thoughts or emotions. If you need support before, during, or after the training, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673). This hotline is available in both English and Spanish, and we encourage you to utilize this resource as you see fit.