Parents and community members are invited to learn about child sexual assault prevention at the next meeting of the Project Sussex Kids General Council, Wednesday, January 24th at Project Self-Sufficiency. Meetings will be held at 9:00 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m., in order to maximize opportunities for participation by the general public. Meeting participants will also receive an update on Project Sussex Kids activities. Refreshments will be provided; childcare is available upon request. Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.
The child assault prevention seminar is provided in partnership with the Enough Abuse Campaign, a cooperative effort of Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, Project Self-Sufficiency and the Sussex Warren Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse. The community-wide education initiative aims to mobilize adults and communities to prevent child sexual assault by increasing awareness of safe practices for potential victims. Educators are particularly interested in training middle and high school youth, their parents, teachers, administrators, coaches and other youth-serving professionals on how to recognize and prevent child sexual abuse.
Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children, has been designed by the New Jersey Department of Children & Families to address the needs of local families who are expecting or who are parenting young children. County Councils for Young Children have been established in all of the state’s 21 counties to bring together parents, caregivers, as well as health, education and social service professionals to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration of services. The Project Sussex Kids General Council Meeting is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To attend the General Council Meeting, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500. Additional information is available at www.projectsussexkids.org.