Child Abuse Prevention Workshops, Trainings, and Community Events

You can do more to prevent child abuse, child sexual assault, and neglect. Come learn alongside others in your workplace, neighborhood, and community, to discover what all of us can do to protect kids.

Dawson Place offers a wide array of child abuse prevention workshops that provides everyone who attends with practical tools and knowledge they can use to keep children safe from abuse. Because EVERY child abuse victim deserves safety, justice, and healing.

Here are the workshops and training events available to you. View our calendar below of upcoming events and register today!

Community Child Abuse Prevention Workshops

Length: 2-3 hours
Cost: $10.00 per person
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
# of attendees: Ideal for 6-30 people

Why attend: Learn the signs of child abuse and how to prevent it.

Who it’s for: Anyone who wants to do more to keep children safe from abuse

How to sign up: Email

More Details about Community Workshops

Dawson Place provides a 2-3 hour child abuse prevention workshop that includes a video and a workbook. In this workshop, you will:

  • Listen to stories from child abuse survivors
  • Learn what you can do to prevent abuse from happening in your places of influence
  • Learn how to respond when a child discloses abuse to you
  • Meet other members of the community you can partner with

If you are part of a program that works with kids, this workshop is especially timely and relevant for you and your staff to attend. Abuse can happen in any setting where children depend on trusted adults.

Where Can Community Workshops Be Held?

Training events can be held almost anywhere, including at Dawson Place, at workplaces like fire departments and schools, at meeting places like restaurants, libraries, and churches, and even in people’s homes.

For schools, you can request a minimum 3-hour training so your staff gets clock hours.

For more questions about community workshops, contact us at

Dawson Place Open House Tours

Length: 1 hour
Cost: free
Location: Dawson Place
# of attendees: 5-10 people

Why attend: See how our facility combines five service providers into one to help kids and families

How to sign up: Temporarily postponed due to COVID-19.

More Details about Open House Tours

Tour our facility, where you will meet some of the specialists and see how the five disciplines within our building work together for safety, justice, and healing for kids suffering from abuse.

Watch our virtual tour.

Incredible Years Parent Training Program

Length: One 2hr session a week, for 16 weeks
Cost: FREE
Location: Online! Classes are held virtually. Don’t have internet in your house or access to a tablet/computer? Just let us know and we can help with that!

Why attend: This FREE program will help you strengthen your parenting skills, promote positive behaviors, reduce inappropriate behaviors, and support your child’s education. For 16 weeks join our professionals as they guide you through hands-on training including group discussion, problem solving, and practice exercises.

Who it’s for: Parents and caretakers. See specific class sessions under upcoming events for specific age ranges offered.

How to sign up: Email

Protecting Your Children: Advice from Child Molesters

Length: 2 hour workshop
Cost: FREE
Location: In person availability. The date can be flexible upon request, although some are prearranged and open to public.

Why attend: Research shows that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys experience sexual abuse before turning 18. Offenders often deceive adults and silence victims. Professionals, community members, parents, and more deserve to learn the signs of abuse. This workshop helps understand the offender’s behaviors.

Who it’s for: Anyone in the community!

How to sign up: Email 

Transforming Hurt to Hope Annual Event

Join us at our annual fundraising event, where the community comes together to celebrate safety, justice and healing for child abuse survivors.

Thursday, November 7, 2024 – 12:00pm

In-person event! Keynote speaker TBD


Informational Meeting

Length: 45min
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
# of attendees: Your organization’s typical attendance

Why attend: Learn how Dawson Place helps kids.

Who it’s for: Organizations who want to learn how to keep kids safe from abuse.

How to sign up: Email

More Details about Informational Meeting Segments

This is a 45 minute presentation explains how Dawson Place advocates for children victimized by child abuse, sexual assault, or neglect.

Discover all the services that Dawson Place provides and learn about services for families and children looking for help with an abusive situation.

Gain an understanding of the services and specialists available to kids at Dawson Place, and how we help them heal, and advocate for their safety and justice. Each meeting ends with time for questions.

When Can Informational Meeting Segments Be Held?

Fast Track Informational Meeting Segments work great as breakfast or lunch presentations. They can also be worked into a longer meeting agenda.

This presentation is ideal for:

  • Business groups like Rotary, Kiwanis, and Chamber of Commerce
  • School districts
  • Youth organizations
  • Church groups
  • Clubs and after-school programs
  • Healthcare Providers and more

Teen Small Group

Length: Varies
Cost: Free
Location: Depends
# of attendees: Depending on sign up amount

Why attend: Establish boundaries, create coping skills, and talk it out.

Who it’s for: Teenagers that have experienced sexual trauma

How to sign up: Call Carie with Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse at 425-297-5781

More Details about Informational Meeting Segments

10 Week Group for teens of any gender who have experienced sexual trauma.

Learn useful skills to develop healthy boundaries, coping skills, and more!

Questions? Call Carie! 425-297-5781

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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