Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) Prevention
Centro Latino currently offers two programs to all our families:
Parents For Prevention and Centro Latino Ambassadors For Prevention
Parents for Prevention
An 8-week curriculum designed for parents with kids between the ages of 0 and 12 which focuses on developing family support, building strong connections between parent and child, helping parents feel comfortable talking with kids about boundaries and healthy sexuality. Curriculum also provides parents with the tools to recognize behavior changes in their children and how to approach a conversation. By parents learning to accept the vocabulary of sexual violence and promotion of personal safety of their children, they can teach their children to protect themselves and dispel the cultural norm of risking becoming outcast from the family for reporting incestuous and assault sexual behaviors.
Ambassadors For Prevention
This program is aimed at graduates from the Parents for Prevention program who want to continue the conversation. We learned there was a need for more discussion, parents were interested in continuing the conversations and wanted to spread the word about what they had learned. After they complete the program, parents engage their families and neighbors to participate in making important changes in our culture as it relates to sexual violence and Machismo. Parents go through the curriculum which has two 4-week components.
We started in 2016 serving approximately 20 families and now in 2019 we tripled that amount with almost 70
families attending our programs.
If you’d like more information, don’t hesitate to contact our Preventionist Andrea Levato!
You are more than welcome to join one of our sessions to know more about the program!
Andrea Levato, J.D.,LLM.
Mobile Apps for Parents
US Dept. of Justice NSOPW
We believe it's important to keep your child safe!
Below are a few easy-to-access resources to prevent and reduce child abuse.
"This is the official U.S. Department of Justice national sex offender search app. This app is funded through a grant from the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (“SMART”), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. SMART is responsible for The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), a public safety resource that provides the public with free access to sex offender data nationwide. This application is designed to provide additional access to NSOPW."