Prevention

stop the cycle

More often than not, perpetrators of child abuse were abused themselves as children. 

In order to stop the cycle of abuse Santa Rosa Kids’ House staff members participate in community outreach to increase public awareness about healthy relationships, child abuse and the recovery process. 

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Education & Professional Development

With its two conference rooms and kitchen facilities, the Santa Rosa Kids’ House is uniquely designed to host professional meetings, inter-agency collaborative and professional training on issues relating to child abuse and child abuse prevention.

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Santa Rosa Kids House Financial Support

The Santa Rosa Kids’ House relies on community donations and grant funding for its operations. All services provided by the agencies that comprise the Multidisciplinary Team at the Santa Rosa Kids’ House are funded through state and federal funds, grant funds and private donations.

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During the school year, our prevention team goes to Santa Rosa county elementary schools and teaches the Monique Burr Child Safety Matters curriculum. These lessons are comprehensive and evidence-based for elementary school students in grades K-5.

The program educates and empowers children and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, and digital abuse dangers.

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Training Opportunities

Stewards of Children

Video led facilitation, 150 minutes

Learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations

Video led facilitation, 60 minutes

Describe the behavior. Set a limit. Move on. Always make sure the person who has violated the boundary is willing to follow the limit you have set.

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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Video led facilitation, 60 minutes

Commercial sexual exploitation of children is also sexual abuse. When a child receives something of value for being sexually exploited, it should never be mistaken as the child’s consent. 

Healthy Touch for Children and Youth

Video led facilitation, 60 minutes

Learn how to balance children’s needs for warmth and affection with safe, respectful ways of interacting.

Talking with Children About Safety

Video led facilitation, 60 minutes

Have age-appropriate, open conversations about our bodies, sex, and boundaries. Recognize a child’s attempts to talk about their concerns.

Reporting and Responding to Child Abuse

Inn-person training, 60 minutes

Learn to recognize the signs of abuse and how to take action to report when needed.

MBF Child Safety Matters Grades K-5

In-person interactive training, two 60-minute sessions

MBF Child Safety Matters® is a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum for elementary school students in grades K-5. The program educates and empowers children and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, and digital abuse dangers.

MBF Teen Safety Matters Grades 6-12

Inn-person interactive training or recorded sessions, two 60-minute sessions

MBF Teen Safety Matters® is a comprehensive, evidence-informed prevention education program for middle school students in grades 6-8 and high-school students in grades 9-12. The program educates and empowers teens and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, relationship abuse, sex trafficking, and digital dangers.

Love & Logic Parenting: Adults Supporting Youth with Challenging Past

In-person training, eight 60-minute sessions

This curriculum is designed for foster and adoptive parents, educators, social workers, and others serving children and teens who’ve experienced trauma. You will learn powerful insights into:

  • How trauma affects the brain.
  • Why the intense and extremely upsetting behaviors seen in these kids represent attempts to self-protect and survive.
  • The science behind healthy attachment relationships and why such bonds form the foundation for emotional and neurological healing.
  • How to apply Love and Logic strategies so that adults can take good care of themselves while addressing root causes…not just symptoms.
  • Establishing healthy boundaries, avoiding destructive power struggles, overcoming defiance, and guiding these youth toward success.
  • Many more skills and concepts applicable to kids who need hope.
where we serve

The state-designated CAC for Santa Rosa County

As the state-designated Children’s Advocacy Center for Santa Rosa County, we proudly serve child abuse victims and their families in the county, including those located in:

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Your generosity will allow us to help more children in need

Help stop the hurt. Santa Rosa Kids House serves over 1,000 children and their families each year, but more need our help. Your donation will help us continue to heal our community and fulfill the needs of more children and their families.

Your generosity will allow us to help more children in need

Help stop the hurt. Santa Rosa Kids House serves over 1,000 children and their families each year, but more need our help. Your donation will help us continue to heal our community and fulfill the needs of more children and their families.