Jun
4
3:00 PM15:00

Family Volunteering Day

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Join us on June 4th for Family Volunteering Day!

We will be working outside primarily. Water and light snacks will be provided, so please email olivia@indianaprevention.org to tell us how many people you will bring so we can prepare!

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Treasure our Children Gala

Save the date! Our annual gala will be on September 28th, 2019 at 502 East Event Centre in Carmel. Join us for a night of food, dancing, and fun for a great cause. With a silent auction and live entertainment, this will be an event you won’t want to miss.

Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Olivia Cloer at olivia@indianaprevention.org.

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Stewards of Children
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Stewards of Children

Join us on May 16th for Stewards of Children, a training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react appropriately to child sexual abuse. Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stewards-of-children-tickets-60829744403

Core Features of the Stewards of Children Training:

  • An interactive workbook and Darkness to Light’s® 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children: A guide for adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse for each participant.

  • Discussion about critical issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues within organizations that serve children and adolescents. Led by an authorized facilitator.

  • A curriculum that is direct about holding each adult accountable and the support necessary for personal change, taking into consideration any fears or concerns.

  • A video integrating segments of sexual abuse survivors relating their stories of violation and healing, with segments from the author of the curriculum and from professionals who interface daily with the problem of sexual abuse.

Why does it apply to me?

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 or 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, it can be stopped.

Why is this program different?

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™.

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.

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Rise up For Kids Breakfast
Apr
25
7:30 AM07:30

Rise up For Kids Breakfast

Join us on April 25th for breakfast, networking and to learn about the work the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide does every day—protecting children and saving lives. Connect with 300 local professionals as you hear Valerie Jencks tell amazing stories of overcoming challenges and learn how you can help local children. You won’t want to miss this event. Register here.

Doors open at 7:00 AM.

Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Olivia Cloer at olivia@indianaprevention.org.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

 
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Keynote Speaker Valerie Jencks   Valerie Jencks has spent nearly three decades working to support children and their families through life challenges and transitions as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a strong penchant for championing the underserved, with decades of advocacy for people impacted by trauma, mental illness and addiction. Her 2015 TEDx talk “How to Rewrite History” is a message for anyone who has witnessed or survived youth abuse.

Keynote Speaker Valerie Jencks

Valerie Jencks has spent nearly three decades working to support children and their families through life challenges and transitions as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a strong penchant for championing the underserved, with decades of advocacy for people impacted by trauma, mental illness and addiction. Her 2015 TEDx talk “How to Rewrite History” is a message for anyone who has witnessed or survived youth abuse.

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Community Stewards of Children Training
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Community Stewards of Children Training

  • Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Core Features of the Stewards of Children Training:

  • An interactive workbook and Darkness to Light’s® 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children: A guide for adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse for each participant.

  • Discussion about critical issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues within organizations that serve children and adolescents. Led by an authorized facilitator.

  • A curriculum that is direct about holding each adult accountable and the support necessary for personal change, taking into consideration any fears or concerns.

  • A video integrating segments of sexual abuse survivors relating their stories of violation and healing, with segments from the author of the curriculum and from professionals who interface daily with the problem of sexual abuse.

Why does it apply to me?

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 or 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, it can be stopped.

Why is this program different?

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™.

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.

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Community QPR Training
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Community QPR Training

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Individuals interested in Suicide Prevention should attend QPR: Question. Persuade. Refer offered Tuesday, April 16th from 6-8 PM.  The mission of QPR is to reduce suicide behaviors and save lives.   

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Carmel Marathon
Mar
30
8:00 AM08:00

Carmel Marathon

The 9th Annual Carmel Marathon Weekend will offer a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and marathon relay on Saturday, March 30, 2019. As the official charity of the Carmel Marathon, ICPYAS encourages you to sign up to run or volunteer at the event.

Volunteering Opportunities

Wednesday, March 27th

Volunteer by stuffing participants’ goody bags from 3:00-5:00PM. To sign up for this job, fill out this form.

Friday, March 29th

Volunteer at packet pickup, handing out race bibs and goody bags from 10:15AM to 2:00PM. To sign up for this job, fill out this form.

Saturday, March 30th

Hand out food and water at the finish line from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. To sign up for this job, fill out this form.

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QPR Community Training
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

QPR Community Training

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Ask a Question. Save a Life.

QPR stands for Question. Persuade. Refer. This suicide prevention training teaches you the prevalence of suicide in your community, the risk factors and warning signs of someone having suicidal ideations and how to intervene to prevent a possible tragedy.

Register here.

The QPR method was developed specifically to detect and respond to anyone emitting suicide warning signs. However, independent researchers and federal agencies who funded the original assessment of QPR have suggested that the QPR intervention could be useful in far broader applications as well.

QPR is an evidence-based prevention program backed by 30 years of research. When properly used QPR works from knowledge, compassion, and understanding.

This training is for individuals ages 18+

This event will start promptly at 6:30pm and end at 8:30 pm.

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IYI Youth Worker Cafe - Lunch and Learn
Feb
1
11:30 AM11:30

IYI Youth Worker Cafe - Lunch and Learn

Description

Youth Worker Café: Hamilton County

Child Abuse: Awareness, Intervention, Boundaries and Prevention


Cost
Free - Lunch Provided

Connect
You are invited to bring business cards or program/service information to share as well as arrive 15 minutes early and stay 15 minutes after for networking.


East Central Outreach Manager
Alison Palmer
1-855-499-2503
Apalmer@iyi.org

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