Child sexual abuse prevention training workshops provide knowledge, increase awareness, and encourage prevention of sexual abuse. These workshops are provided by NRV CARES trained staff and are for any adult who is concerned about the welfare of children and who desires to learn about child-protective behavior. Stewards of Children® uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children. The framework of the training is built off the foundation of The 5 Steps to Protecting Children™.
Theatre IV, a Richmond-based professional theatre company, presents this musical to area elementary schools to address the issue of inappropriate touching and appropriate responses should this occur. All elementary schools in the area are offered the opportunity to schedule these plays. NRV CARES coordinates scheduling of these events in partnership with local social services agencies.
NRV CARES staff is available to make presentations to community, civic, faith-based groups, and others who want to know more about the organization, the issues of child abuse and neglect, and the status of children and families in the New River Valley.
Pinwheels for Prevention
The month of April is designated as National Prevent Child Abuse Month. Each April, NRV CARES encourages the NRV to participate in the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign by purchasing pinwheel gardens for display, demonstrating the NRV's commitment to protecting children and strengthening families. Learn more about our Pinwheel Garden fundraiser.