Child sex abuse speaker in Carbondale Saturday
CARBONDALE, Colorado – A noted expert on child sexual abuse prevention gives a half-day seminar in Carbondale Saturday, sponsored by the Children’s Rocky Mountain Preschool.
The seminar will be hosted by Feather Berkower of the Denver-based organization Parenting Safe Children. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave.
Berkower is a licensed clinical social worker with a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in social welfare from the University of California-Berkeley.
She has 21 years experience in the field of social work with a focus on child sexual assault prevention, and has worked with more than 70,000 children and 5,000 parents during her career.
Topics covered in the seminar will include how to communicate with children and empower them to set and maintain boundaries, body safety rules, and age-appropriate sexual behavior.
“While child sexual assault is disturbingly prevalent, there are skills that parents, teachers and caregivers can learn to increase children’s safety and prevent abuse in their lives,” according to the Parenting Safe Children website (http://www.parentingsafechildren.com).
“We recently had the opportunity to take the best parenting class that we have ever come across,” one parent wrote in endorsing the seminar. “The subject matter is tough, but very important – how to protect our children from sexual abuse.
“Unlike many parenting classes that seem preachy, condescending or simply impractical, this class offers baseline information and practical advice all parents should know,” they wrote. “And, most importantly, it provides tangible ways that we can help our children become less vulnerable.”
Tickets for the Carbondale seminar are $50 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets and more information about the event, call event organizer Lisa Kasin at 963-4983.
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