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Educating the Professional
& the Community – Keeping Our Children Safe

Since its founding in 1979, CCAN has made educating both child victim services professionals and the general public an important and integral part of its mission to fight child abuse and neglect.

CCAN has taken the lead in educating the community on child abuse issues, especially child protection and Internet safety, and in keeping our peers up-to-date on the latest developments and techniques in our field.

Through Project VOICE (Volunteers Offering Information and Community Education), CCAN’s speakers bureau outreach effort, representatives of CCAN and specially trained educators carry the anti-child abuse message directly to community, civic and fraternal groups, among other audiences. Topics covered by the community program, which, by special arrangement, can include law enforcement presenters, include:

  • How to protect your child, as a parent and as a community member
  • How to protect your child from sexual predators
  • Internet Safety
  • Megan’s Law—the Sex Offender Registry Act
  • Specific training programs for children, including Safe Body©/Abuse Prevention

CCAN’s Training Institute offers programs for human services professionals. Delivered by acknowledged experts, these programs help human services professionals refresh and maximize their skills. Offerings include:

  • Training educators on identification and reporting child abuse and neglect for educators
  • Keeping Schools Safe Program
  • Ongoing consultation and support regarding all aspects of child abuse and neglect reporting
  • Monthly training, at our Garden City offices, for mandated reporters of child abuse as required by New York State law. (Similar training is offered for non-mandated reporters, as well.)

Learn more about CCAN Community Education Program seminars. Download a brochure, or contact us at

For information about the importance of parent and child education during a child's early years, click on the link below. The Early Years Matter is a program sponsored by the Long Island Fund for Women and Girls.

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