MCS Child Advocacy Center is now offering the Stewards of Children, a prevention training program.
The program teaches how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Designed for organizations that serve youth and/or for individuals over 18 that are concerned about the safety of children.
For more information, to register, or to schedule a private Stewards of Children training please contact Erika Hernandez at ErikaH@mcsfl.com
*DL2 charges $10 each for the required training materials.
It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. Research findings from independent evaluators are available on www.D2L.org.
KIDS Personal Safety
- Educational workshops teaching children how to recognize and report child abuse.
Contact Erika Hernandez at ErikaH@mcsfl.com
Teenage Pregnancy Prevention
Individual mentoring, education, and group services are offered to high-risk teens. Studies show that high-risk teens have an elevated risk of abusing their children. The purpose of this service is preventing teen pregnancy and promoting personal safety practices.
Contact Krista DiTucci at KristaD@mcsfl.com
Intensive, court-ordered group and in-home parent training for parents who are working towards reuniting with their children.
Contact Todd Markel at ToddM@mcsfl.com
Grandparents As Parents
- Advocacy services, support groups, and crisis intervention available for relative caregivers who have taken on the role of parent to their child, rather than placing them in the welfare system.
Manatee Children's Services prohibits discrimination in employment, program services, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. MCS also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to agency facilities. For additional information contact Manatee Children's Services, (941) 345-1200.