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Melanie Palmer 
Child Focus, Inc. 


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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Child Focus, Inc. Training Center 
4633-B Aicholtz Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244

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Stewards of Children Training      

Learn the facts about childhood sex abuse so            YOU can help prevent it 

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FREE program

$10.00 for 2.0 CEUS

Thank you to the Ohio Children's Trust fund for enabling us to offer this training at no cost.

Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. In fact, 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. 

This means that whether you work with youth, are a parent, or are simply a member of a community, it is highly likely that someone you know and care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse. It's going to happen whether you are prepared to deal with it or not - unless you stop it from happening. And the good news is, it can be stopped.

Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaviors.  It offers practical prevention training with a conversational, real-world approach.

Why is this program different?

Stewards of Children uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children.

You'll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. You'll meet experts who work with children and families, and confront abuse on a daily basis. Many of these survivors and experts are also parents, themselves.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Click link below to view the Stewards of Children Training trailer

Presenter: Melanie Palmer is an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Supervisory Status in Ohio and also maintains licensure in California. She is the Director of Training for Child Focus, Inc, has worked in the outpatient and school-based programs at CFI, and taught a general psychology course at Southwestern College. She has over 20 years experience working with clients on a variety of issues and challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, marital conflict, and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents suffering from emotional and behavioral problems. Melanie is a certified instructor for Keeping Children Safe: Child Abuse and Neglect Curriculum for Early Childhood Professionals, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program, Youth Mental Health First Aid, QPR, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program, QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program and a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor's Master Trainer. She also develops and facilitates trainings on a variety of topics including healthy relationships, separation and divorce issues, parenting, stress management and self-care, communication, and more.


Continuing Education

Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved through the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board. This program is offered for 2.0 clock hours of continuing education for counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Social Work Provider#: RSX129410 Counselor Provider#: RCX029503 Marriage and Family Therapist Provider#: RTX091001

Psychologists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association MCE program to offer continuing education for Ohio psychologists. This program is offered for 2.0 clock hours of continuing education for psychologists. Child Focus, Inc., 00PD-3109-52668, maintains responsibility for the program.

Professional Development Hours for Teachers: A statement of contact hour verification will be provided, which educators in turn provide to their Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC). Ohio Revised Code (Section 3319.22) assigns LPDCs the responsibility of reviewing educators’ Professional Development activities as part of their Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDP) and determining if they meet licensure renewal requirements.

CE educational activities that meet the continuing education requirement for the Ohio Board of Nursing: A certificate of attendance verification will be provided with the CE activity  hours.  Chapter 4723-14-05 from the law and rules from www.nursing.ohiogov reads:  (7) A continuing education activity that has been approved by a board or an agency that regulates a health care profession or related discipline in Ohio or another jurisdiction;

Please note for late arrivals and/or early departures certificates will be amended.

Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is accessible to wheelchairs.  If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Melanie Palmer at