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Zero Abuse Project

Welcome to the FIRST Response to Alleged Child Maltreatment Training Series

Zero Abuse ProjectProtecting children from child abuse and maltreament requires that everyone understand how to recognize, respond and report any form of maltreatment a child may experience. FIRST response is often the single most important step in effectively responding and reporting maltreatment.

FIRST will give you and your community the tools necessary to better protect kids. This training goes beyond recognizing types of maltreatment. The training combines both lecture and practicum giving participants the tools and practical skills to better communicate with a child during the initial outcry of maltreatment

The first process teaches critical components:

  • How to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse and maltreament
  • How to listen and Respond to a child's needs
  • How to effectively and accurately report any form of maltreament to authorities

Your FIRST Response to Child Maltreatment training teaches participants how to listen to children who have experienced maltreament and gather the correct information needed in a way that puts the child's needs FIRST.

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