Understanding and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse: A One-Hour Online Training
The State of Maine passed a law in 2015 mandating child sexual abuse response training for all school personnel grades pre-K through grade 12.To support schools with the delivery of this training, the Children's Safety Partnership has developed an online version of "Understanding and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse". Below you will find the resources you need to access and complete the one-hour online training. If you are facilitating this process, you will also find the materials you need to do so in compliance with the law and in support of your staff.
Talking and training about child sexual abuse can be incredibly challenging. Before you provide the online training to the school personnel you are supporting, please review this facilitator's guide.
Here are the documents to be shared with those taking the online training to support them in their work:
Understanding and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse Online Training
This online training was designed using Teachable. Once you have registered for the training, you will be able to start and stop as you need. A certificate of completion will be provided when you finish the training. If there are any questions about this training as you or your fellow school personnel go through, please email Katie Church.
The Children's Safety Partnership is a program of the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) and a partnership between MECASA, the Maine Department of Education, Maine's local sexual assault support centers, and schools across the state.