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Prevention Education

We cannot investigate our way out of the child abuse epidemic but prevention is possible!

The CAC offers a variety of free community education programs to educate and empower adults and children on safety.

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 Stewards of Children is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. This revolutionary program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children. It is also appropriate for youth-serving organizations (sports leagues, day care centers, after school programs, children’s clubs, church groups and more).




PEP Training is designed for educators, community members, and caregivers who have previously completed a Stewards of Children training. This training is a combination of Identifying and Reporting protocol and mandates as well as supplemental training taken from Stewards titled Healthy Touch for Children & Youth and Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations & Sexual Abuse. Along with this combination, the training will give in depth review of Stewards The 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children.

Building on the education provided in Stewards of Children®, Darkness to Light’s evidence-based training on preventing, recognizing, and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse, this training teaches you about the root cause of commercial sexual exploitation and why preventing sexual abuse is important to reducing the risk of children being sexually exploited. It is highly recommended that participants complete Stewards of Children® prior to taking the course.


Children’s Personal Safety Program


The Sexual Assault Center (SAC) in Nashville, Tennessee is the official distribution center for the Safe@Lastand BE! curricula. Safe@Last is used in public and private schools throughout Tennessee as well as in faith-based education programs. It is endorsed by the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System and Catholic Schools, Diocese of Nashville, TN. Safe@Last was designed to teach children how to protect themselves for life. You will find it also exceeds the requirements of the National Council of Bishops’ Charter Mandate on the Protection of Children and Young People and meets many standards set by the American School Counselor Association.

The program focuses on:

  • Safe Adults – Identifying the adults in each child’s lives who they could do to for help. How a person looks, what job they have, or being family doesn’t always mean they are a “Safe Adult”, what makes them safe is how they act and how they make the child feel.
  • Touching Safety – teaching children to identify unsafe touches and to say “No”, and tell a safe adult if someone tries to touch their private areas. Children are also taught not to keep secrets about touching.
  • Assertiveness and Support – giving children a chance to practice getting out of unsafe situations and asking a grown up for help if they need it. Say “NO way!”, Get Away, Tell a safe adult today.

If your school or youth serving organization would like to schedule a Safe @ Last presentation, please contact Elise Valencia, Prevention Education Coordinator at:

423-279-1222 ext. 1205


150 Blountville Bypass
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.279.1222
Fax: 423.212.2260

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