Prevention Training

Children’s Trust offers a diverse set of prevention training to help professionals throughout South Carolina build stronger families and keep kids safe. Our trainings help to empower families and give child-serving professionals the tools they need to prevent child abuse, neglect and unintentional injuries. Please call to learn more about these opportunities and how we can customize programs for your community.

Protective Factors: Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work

Developed by the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds, this approach helps child welfare systems, early education and other programs work with parent to build protective factors in their work.

The protective factors are conditions in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. They serve as buffers, helping parents who might otherwise be at risk of abusing their children find resources, supports and coping strategies so that they can parent more effectively, event under stress. Depending on the needs of your group, thistraining can be customized in a complete series, a general overview or focus on a specific protective factor.

This session can be customized in a complete series of trainings or in a general overview/specific selection of how to use protective factors in your work.

About Protective Factors

Parent Cafés

Parent Cafes are a series of facilitated, small group conversations with parents and trained “host” facilitators. Cafes are designed to engage participants and help build protective factors that strengthen families and build communities.

A café will have a minimum of five sessions and content is based on the Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework of leadership development and parent partnership. The goal is to create a safe, learning environment where participants are comfortable parenting issues that concern them.

We can train facilitators, set-up a series or customize a program for your community.

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Stewards of Children is the only nationally available program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors around preventing child sexual abuse. This revolutionary program is appropriate for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children. It is also appropriate for youth-serving organizations, including sports leagues, day care centers, after school programs, children’s clubs, church groups and more. Children’s Trust will be delivering this session multiple times throughout South Carolina.

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Safe Sleeping practices for Infants

This curriculum follows the latest recommendations on safe sleep practices from the American Academy of Pediatrics and has been developed for parents and for professionals. It focuses on safe sleep practices, environments and risk factors and provides an overview of key terms such as SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and SUIDS (sudden unexplained infant death.) The myths and common misperceptions will also be discussed.

Abusive Head Trauma

Increase awareness of the injuries involved with abusive head trauma. The curriculum uses the Reality works Shaken Baby Syndrome Simulator. It also presents documented information for non-medical professionals about abusive head trauma and provides discussions and coping strategies designed to educate participants about this devastating and preventable injury.

Cribs for Kids

Cribs for Kids is a safe-sleep education program for families to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments. This session teaches professionals how to lead the educational training series. Cribs for Kids provides safe sleep educational training to parents and in return they may qualify for a Graco Pack ‘n Play at no cost.


Birley Wright
Prevention Training Manager