Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect Training


When: Saturday, January 19th, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Where: First Baptist Church of Sylva
669 W. Main Street Sylva, NC 28779

Cost: Free

Paige Gilliland of AWAKE Children’s Advocacy Center will present an interactive training on Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect, where participants will learn what to do (and not do) when a child discloses abuse. It will explore why your initial response to a child's disclosure is so essential in their healing, and how it can affect the course of the DSS and criminal case. It will also discuss who to make reports to and offer insight into the DSS screening and investigation process. There will be adequate time for questions, and participants will leave with a toolkit for how to respond to disclosures.

RSVP by calling or emailing AWAKE Children’s Advocacy Center at or 828-586-3574.