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About This Event

According to the Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, children who are abused or neglected often suffer both temporary and long-term physical and emotional harm; childhood maltreatment is associated with depression, suicide, alcoholism, criminal behavior and future abuse as an adult.

One in ten children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday, and over 90 percent of child sexual abuse victims know their abuser. Join us for a presentation about child sexual abuse awareness and prevention, the importance of teaching children about body safety, and how to talk with kids about being able to say no to unwanted touches.

Attendees will learn:

  • how to recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse;
  • essential talking points about abuse and techniques to have the conversation; and
  • how to respond to and report a disclosure or suspicion of abuse.

Feel free to bring your program or resource information to share and to arrive early to stay after for additional networking.



  • Michelle Mates

    Director of Programs – Chaucie’s Place

    Michelle Mates has more than 11 years of experience teaching and working with children. She works passionately to educate children and adults on how to prevent youth abuse and youth suicide by implementing evidence-based curriculum in both areas.