Join your CBFSC friends at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, SC October 22-23 for an important parenting conference. Led by Rev. LeAnn Gardner, the conference will seek to educate and equip parents, grandparents, and caregivers for the sexual safety of their children.

We will discuss how we become the primary transmitters of information about sex and safety to our children. We will discuss the many facets of child safety including education about sexual development and sex education, teaching body awareness and empowerment to our children, and eliciting a strong supportive adult network to help us with this heavy responsibility of keeping our children safe. Learn more about LeAnn and the conference here. Scroll down for an example of the topics covered and to register.

The cost of the conference is $25 per adult participant and includes childcare (if needed), snacks, and a light meal.

Saturday October 22, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday October 23, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SAFE: Sexual Awareness & Family Empowerment

  • Module 1: Introductions: Setting Ground Rules and goals for time together, take pre-test.
  • Module 2: Sexual Development/Sexual Education: Reviewing stages of sexual development and talking about sex during each stage of development using your family’s unique worldview and narrative. Suggestions are also given as to how to respond to questions from a curious child and how to initiate conversations about sex with a more reluctant child.
  • Module 3: Normative sex play vs inappropriate peer to peer sexual contact/boundaries: Teaching appropriate boundaries and body empowerment to children, gender roles and how they play into development.
  • Module 4: Intuition and Children: How to use it as a preventative measure as well as using and trusting your own intuition about your children’s safety.
  • Module 5: The Circle of Safety: Building a community of other trusted adults to help protect your children.
  • Module 6: Common Safety Myths: (example: stranger danger, myths of sexual abuse).
  • Module 7: General Safety Information: (example: questions to ask before a child visits a friend’s home, sleepovers, and what knowledge your child should have before allowing them to walk to school or ride their bike in the neighborhood).
  • Module 8: Creating a Family Manifesto: The “what now” in the form of a family action plan.
  • Module 9: Closing: Take post-test and complete evaluations, Final Questions and Wrap-up.

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