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July 10, 2010 (San Diego)--The family education department of the International Rescue Committee – San Diego will host a 2-hour workshop on July 26, 2010, from 9:00 11 a.m., on child abuse prevention (with an emphasis on sexual abuse prevention) for child care workers and any interested community members.


The event will be held at the International Rescue Committee classroom, 5348 University Ave., San Diego. Cost is $10 per person; payment by cash or check accepted.


To RSVP, please contact Carolyn Sam at (619) 641-7510 ext. 248 or by Thursday, July 22, 2010.

Presenter Svava Brooks is a trainer, educator and public speaker on the issue of child sexual abuse and prevention. She is a trained facilitator of the Stewards of Children Training, offered by Darkness to Light, and one of a few in the US who certifies other facilitators. She is the co-founder of Blátt áfram, a successful non-profit in Iceland dedicated to the prevention of child sexual abuse, through awareness and education. Brooks regularly provides trainings and talks about abuse and prevention for schools, government agencies and non-profit organizations in Iceland and in the US.

She currently serves as the VP and Program Director for TAALK, a volunteer position, a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation in Orange County, whose mission is to break the silence that surrounds child sexual abuse and shift public consciousness from passive acceptance to the belief that “There is No Excuse for Sexual AbuseTM.” Brooks also is the director for TAALK San Diego, a coalition of organizations dedicated to education and prevention of child sexual abuse in San Diego.

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