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Check out this story by Northwest Connection about Restore Hope

and our work to protect children and teens from sexual abuse.

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EVERYONE IN EAST MULTNOMAH COUNTY!  

 

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Stewards of Children training

Learn how to prevent,

recognize, and

react responsibly to

child sexual abuse

ATTEND A LOCAL WORKSHOP

Stewards of Children®

 

    PREVENTION TRAINING FEATURING:

•  a video with survivor stories

•  expert professional advice

•  a facilitator-led discussion on practical steps to keep children/teens safe

Click here to take the training

online for just $10

Don’t let financial challenges from COVID-19

stop you from getting trained. WE CAN HELP!

Contact us about a Stewards of Children® SCHOLARSHIP.

Why should I attend a workshop?

Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. In fact, 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.

This means that it's highly likely that someone you know or care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse.

 

The good news is you can stop it from happening.

How is this program different?

Stewards of Children® uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children.

You’ll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and

long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing.

 

You’ll meet experts who work with children and families, and confront abuse on a daily basis. Many of these survivors and experts are also parents themselves.

Learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse

Stewards of Children®

 

A TRAINING WORKSHOP FEATURING:

•  a video with survivor stories

•  expert professional advice

•  a facilitator-led discussion on practical steps

to keep children/teens safe

Click here to take the training

online for just $10

Don’t let financial challenges

stop you from getting trained.

WE CAN HELP!

Email us for a Stewards of Children® scholarship!

CLICK HERE to take the training online for just $10

EMAIL US about a SCHOLARSHIP!

Stewards of Children®

is an invaluable resource for:

parents    day care centers    sports groups    after-school programs  

children’s clubs    schools     church groups 

Stewards of Children® is a program of Darkness to Light and our workshops are led by trained, authorized facilitators. For more information, please visit their website.

Register for one of our next workshops

STEWARDS OF CHILDREN®

Learn how to prevent, recognize and

react responsibly to child sexual abuse

 

Visit our Stewards of Children page

for dates and locations

or contact Pam Congdon 

Pam@RestoreTheirHope.com

503.667.1189

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Morning Star Church - Troutdale, OR

Community partners – Vancouver, WA

Oregon Transportation Assoc., Beaverton, OR Bus Drivers

World Council of OR, Exchange Student program – Portland, OR

First Baptist Church – Gresham, OR

Oregon Crime Prevention Assoc.

My Father’s House – Gresham, OR

DHS Foster Care – Gresham, OR

Salvation Army – Gresham Corp

United Church of Christ - Ashland, OR

PREP school program – First Baptist Church - Gresham, OR

First Christian Church – The Dalles, OR

Gateway Presbyterian Church – The Dalles, OR

Last Days of Jesus Church – The Dalles, OR

Calvary Church – The Dalles, OR

Riverside Gymnastics – The Dalles, OR

Y.E.S. Youth Empowerment Shelter – The Dalles, OR

Springdale Job Corps – Corbett, OR

PIVOT Job Corps – Portland, OR

Sandy Middle School – Sandy, OR

Reynolds High School - Troutdale, OR

Family Ties Counseling Therapy – Portland, OR

Healing Journey Counseling – Portland, OR

Experience Corps, Metropolitan Family Services - Portland, OR

Trinity United Methodist Church – Portland, OR

 

We invite you to participate in this fabulous program and join us in learning how to prevent child sexual abuse. 

Our children need us and YOU!

 

Contact us today to set up your training

to learn how to protect the children in your care

 

Email     503-667-1189

Restore Hope is dedicated to helping adult survivors of child sexual abuse find healing.

 

We want to offer adult survivors an opportunity to create their own personal and private digital story, in a way that is powerful, personally significant and individually crafted. Restore Hope will help you construct your narrative in a way that allows you to say what you need to say. 

 

The storytelling process is facilitated by two survivors who are also on a difficult,

yet rewarding journey towards recovery. Our goal is to help you have hope and

move forward in life. 

 

In the end, you will have your story to keep — share it or do not share it.

It is your choice. And you will have fellow survivors who offer support for

continuing your healing journey. 

 

 What to expect from Restore Hope: 

  • A safe and confidential space for your video creation experience 

  • Help creating your story your way 

  • Support, understanding, and trustworthiness during the process 

  • Acceptance for what you share/say 

  • Resources that are available to help you heal from your trauma 

 

 You will receive the following: 

  • Creative control over your story 

  • Your choice of how involved you are in the video-making process 

  • Your choice of whether to share your story with anyone and, if you do,                         whom you share it with 

  • Your own DVD copy of your personal storytelling video 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

READ MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP PROTECT CHILDREN

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month

Since 1983, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. The blue pinwheel is the national symbol that reminds us of the epidemic that plagues our communities.

 

In Oregon alone we find more than 10,000 children suffer child abuse and neglect each year. That number is the equivalent of 170 school buses full of children. That’s 170 buses too many.

 

In recognition of the collaboration needed to help prevent child abuse, we invite you read more about what steps we can all take to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect.

 

We look forward to forming partnerships with friends and other agencies that work toward the same goal.

Check out this story by Northwest Connection about Restore Hope

and our work to protect children and teens from sexual abuse.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

MATTHEW SANDUSKY

Visit our

Event page for

more information

My Climb Toward Healing by Eric Jones

Eric Jones, Restore Hope President and Survivor Support Director  has written a book about being abused as a child and offers genuine hope for fellow survivors—that they can undertake a successful journey toward healing from their past trauma and pain. 

Purchase Eric's book on one of these websites:

Amazon   |   Barnes & Noble   |   My Book Orders

Eric Jones, Restore Hope

Connect with Eric on his website or by email

Ways to help prevent

child sexual abuse

•   Learn to be alert and in tune with your child’s feelings  

    and behavior in order to identify warning signs.


•   Encourage open communication with your child about 

     body safety and healthy boundaries.


•   Over 80% of abuse occurs in one adult/one child         

     situations. Minimize these risky situations.


•   Insist that all youth programs have policies that protect

     children from potential abuse. If they can’t show you a        written policy, don’t let your child participate in them.


•   Drop in unexpectedly when your child is with another   

     adult, a babysitter or at a daycare facility.


•   Establish and supervise clear rules for your child’s         

    computer use, including no private or closed door use.


•   Teach your child to ”listen to their inner warning radar.”

     If the situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. This

     is the #1 most important thing for your child to learn!

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Thanks for visiting our website. 

If we can help you with more information or with a situation you may be facing

involving child sexual abuse, please call or email us. We're here to help.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month

Since 1983, April has been a time

to acknowledge the importance

of families and communities

working together to prevent

child abuse.

 

The blue pinwheel is the

national symbol that reminds

us of the epidemic that plagues

our communities.

 

In Oregon alone we find more than

10,000 children suffer child abuse and neglect each year. That number is the equivalent of 170 school buses full of children. That’s 170 buses too many.

 

In recognition of the collaboration needed to help prevent child abuse we invite you read more information on our site to learn what steps we all can take to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect.

 

We look forward to forming partnerships with friends and other agencies that work toward the same goal.

SURVIVOR SUPPORT

Restore Hope is dedicated to helping survivors of Child Sexual Abuse find healing.

 

We want to offer adult survivors an opportunity to create their own personal and private digital story, in a way that is powerful, personally significant and individually crafted. 

 

Restore Hope will help you construct your narrative in a way that allows you to say what you need to say. 

 

If you are a survivor and interested in creating your own personal digital story, you can read more here...

You can help prevent

teen and child

sexual abuse

by supporting local 

prevention training 

workshops

CHILD ABUSE PREVENT

Ask questions

Child Abuse

PreventionMonth

occurs every April

The following are questions to ask your child after a party, event or visit where you were not present.

Asking these questions will tell you if your child experienced anything that was inappropriate or concerning. Ask your child privately whether or not he/she had a good time.  

•   How did you spend your time?


•   What was your favorite part of the party, event or visit?


•   What was the least favorite part?


•   Did you feel safe?


•   Were you ever uncomfortable?


•   What would you change next time?

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