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Parents Invited to Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Trainings This Week

The training is titled “Recognizing Child Molesters - A New Approach to Protecting Children”

(SALEM) - Many girls and boys will be sexually abused prior to their 18th birthday. The offenders will typically be someone they already know - perhaps a relative, friend, neighbor or one of the many volunteers and professionals who come in contact with them every day.

Few offenders are caught because they work just as hard deceiving adults as they do seducing and silencing their child victims.

The Salem-Keizer School District is hosting two sex abuse prevention trainings this week to help parents keep their children safe from becoming a victim of sexual abuse.

Workshop topics include:

• Who offends and why.

• Tactics used by offenders.

• Problems with traditional prevention programs.

• Talking to children about sexual abuse.

• Practical child and family rules.

• Responding to sex-abuse disclosures.

• Reporting child sex abuse.

• Addressing the sex offenders living in our community.

Presenters include representatives from the Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Salem & Keizer Police Departments, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Salem-Keizer School District, Liberty House and Willamette ESD.

The workshop will include video-taped interviews with convicted sex offenders and graphic discussions about sex crimes against children.

Participants with a personal history of abuse should have support people available. Children and teens may NOT attend the workshop.

Child care will not be provided.

The workshops will be held at the following dates and times:

Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Leslie Middle School; 3850 Pringle Rd. SE.

Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Parrish Middle School; 802 Capitol St. NE.

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Redrum Puckin Ferverts October 24, 2006 11:51 pm (Pacific time)

Note to sex offenders= I hate all you perverts and may you burn in hell!

Albert Marnell October 24, 2006 8:42 pm (Pacific time)

Just love that ad! Why not make people 200% paranoid as what to look for in a person. I give my community one message....if you are my good friends I would love to spend time with your children provided YOU as parents are there, otherwise keep those little rubber- snappers the hell away from me!

sarah October 23, 2006 10:01 pm (Pacific time)

this is not a sickness. it is an evil. no excuse for it.

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