Protect Our Children
A program to prevent child sexual abuse
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The Ford Family Foundation provides funding across Oregon and in Siskiyou County, Calif., for Protect Our Children, a Foundation program to prevent child sexual abuse.
Protect Our Children uses a nationally acclaimed training curriculum: Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children. The training is designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The training is offered to organizations and individuals at minimal or no cost.
Adults and organizations interested in hosting, becoming a certified facilitator, or attending a training should contact one of the entities coordinating the program (see list below). Or contact the Foundation’s program coordinator:
Mary Ratliff Beattie,
Training is provided across Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.
ABC House, Albany
Providing trainings Linn and Benton counties
Bay Area Hospital/Kids' Hope Center, Coos Bay
Providing trainings in Coos County
Building Healthy Families, Enterprise
Providing trainings in Wallowa and Baker counties
Central Douglas County YMCA, Roseburg
Providing trainings in Douglas County
Children's Advocacy Center of Lincoln County, Newport
Providing trainings in Lincoln County
Children's Center of Clackamas County, Oregon City
Providing trainings in Clackamas County
Danny Bane. Providing trainings in Umatilla, Union and Morrow counties.
Family Relief Nursery, Cottage Grove
Providing trainings in South Lane and North Douglas counties
Children's Advocacy Center of Jackson County, Medford
Providing trainings in Jackson County
KIDS Center, Bend
Providing trainings in Crook and Jefferson counties
(Training available in Deschutes County via non-Foundation funding.)
The Next Door, Hood River
Providing trainings in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties
Siskiyou Child Care Council, Weed
Providing trainings in Siskiyou County, Calif.
Treasure Valley Relief Nursery, Ontario
Providing trainings in Malheur County