PCAK offers a variety of trainings for professionals, caregivers and advocates. There are many topics from which to choose, or we can tailor a presentation to meet your needs.
Looking for something not covered in the list of topics?
PCAK staff can develop a presentation to address a particular need or subject. If we cannot accommodate your request, we will be glad to assist you in finding another source to meet the need. Feel free to contact us to discuss your training needs and available options.
How much does training cost?
Knowledge and awareness is a prerequisite to preventing child abuse and neglect. Our goal is to provide training and information to as many communities as possible. We rely on your generosity to continue to provide these trainings. Should your agency budget allow you to provide reimbursement for our expenses, we will gladly send an invoice for services.
In the midst of COVID-19, PCAK is still offering training opportunities for professionals, caregivers and advocates. Request a virtual training below, or see the following scheduled ZOOM trainings:
Connect the DOTS
May 21, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Presented by Olivia Thompson, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Description: This class will discuss 4 strategies from the Connect the Dots model to support children during this pandemic. The 4 dots are Ensure Supportive Environments, Encourage Positive Behaviors, Emphasize Positive Discipline, and Embrace Unique Strengths. When you use all four steps to address difficult behaviors, you are not just increasing desired behaviors, you are growing positive mindsets. Connect the Dots will reduce frustrating and challenging behaviors but more importantly begin the development of strong social and emotional skills in young children.
CEU’s Provided: Social Work, ECE-TRIS Credits and Family Resource Youth Service Center Training Credits
Mental Health and Teens During COVID-19 Pandemic
May 29, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Randa Bush, LPCC-S Regional Manager of Children’s Services, newvista
Description: This will be a one-hour workshop for anyone interested in learning ways to check in on the teenagers in your life to provide support, regulation, balance, and structure during this unprecedented time. We will also discuss ways to maintain and promote mental health as well as signs to look for that may indicate further help is needed.
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlce6hrjMtEtGbo5ylwWwPRYxb1b…
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
CEU’s Provided: Social Work, Family Resource Youth Service Center (pending)
Reinventing Our Message During COVID-19: Promoting Action for the Prevention of Child Abuse
June 17, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Janna Estep Jordan, MSW Director of Operations and Prevention Education, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Description: The way we talk about social problems affects how people understand their causes and solutions. Each of us has beliefs and values we use to help us decide the meaning of messages received. Intentional framing is needed to understand complex issues and build support for programs and policies. This workshop will summarize the work already completed around re-framing of child sexual abuse in Kentucky, as well as the importance of adequate message frames moving forward. Especially now, during times of COVID-19 we need messages to drive the public to action. Participants will leave with understanding of proper framing for difficult topics, and the tools to create new appropriate messages for difficult social issues.
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495100985