Child Sexual Abuse Prevention & Response: What Every Youth Serving Organization Needs to Know

When 1 in 10 children are sexually abused by their 18th birthday, youth workers are highly likely to have a child disclose abuse to them, discover possible abuse, or have a reasonable suspicion of abuse.  It’s imperative that all of our youth workers know how to minimize the risk of abuse for young people in our care, and respond appropriately and legally if abuse is reported to them. This training, which is based on the most current research and industry best practices, will be very practical and reliable.

This training is relevant to any practitioners or professionals who work with children, youth, and families.  
Learning Objectives:
  • minimize the risk of abuse within your organization;
  • recognize warning signs of when abuse is occurring; and 
  • respond legally and appropriately to avoid re-traumatizing the child or compromising the investigation.
CYC Certification Competency Domain:  Developmental Practice Methods
1 Class Hour

Created by

Toby Stark, MA

Toby built Stark Consulting Group (SCG) on the foundation of her many years working as a child advocate and the national reputation she earned in child sexual abuse prevention. She doesn’t just give prevention lip service…she helps organizations do what is truly needed to better protect the youth for whom they are responsible.
SCG works with youth serving organizations, amateur youth sports groups, school systems and parents around the world on child sexual abuse awareness, prevention and response. Specifically, Toby creates and provides child sexual abuse prevention and response training, and works with organizations to either strengthen or develop their youth protection policies & procedures. All work is research-informed and steeped in best practices.
Toby is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and Carmel Police Citizen’s Academy, as well as the Hamilton County Leadership Academy. A member of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana’s State Advisory Council, she was recognized as the “Outstanding Advocate of the Year” award in 2013 and “Aspiring Person of the Year, but one of her greatest personal and professional honors was being named a State of Indiana Bicentennial Torchbearer in 2015.