CAC Community Outreach and Prevention

The CAC strives to increase public awareness of child sexual abuse through our Community Outreach and Training Department.

Our staff and volunteers are frequently invited to make presentations to schools, civic organizations, religious organizations and other social service agencies to educate professionals and parents about issues relating to child sexual abuse. We continue to provide extensive community outreach including educational programs, community and professional trainings and expert court testimony.

Prevention Programs

  • P.S. It’s My Body: A Prevention Program for Children Pre K to 5th Grade (30 min. -1 hour)
  • NetSmartz: A Internet Safety Program for Kindergarten through 12th Grade (1 hour)
  • Darkness to Light: Adults Protecting Children from Child Sexual Abuse (3 hours) *Fee required.
  • Youth Camp Training- What Every Camp Counselors Needs to know About Child Sexual Abuse. *Fee required   For more information click here!

For more information contact  Tammy Hetmaniak at


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Upcoming Prevention Events at The CAC!


Talking to Children about Sex and Sexuality

Many parents/caregivers have questions regarding when and how to initiate healthy discussions with their children, particularly about difficult topics, such as puberty, sex, and sexuality. Simply put, there is no perfect age or method that can be applied to all children. However, there are many commonly used methods that appear protective but actually lead to increased vulnerability and potential victimization. This training will reveal those methods, as well as provide simple techniques and a large variety of resources to help guide parents/caregivers through the process of “the sex talk.”


Monday, August 7, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Brown Bag Lunch and Learn)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


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Internet Safety for Families

Do you find yourself asking:  What are the risks for my children online? How can I protect my children online? 

Join us Monday, August 14, 2017 from 5:15-7:00 pm for a Netsmartz Internet Safety Education Program at The CAC.  NetSmartz will be offered for parents followed by a Q&A session with professionals working internet crimes in Harris County, while children ages 5-17 attend an age appropriate NetSmartz Training. 

Attendees will receive extensive educational on internet safety, facts about online risks, cyber bullying, reporting and more. 

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Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react to child sexual abuse.  The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerened about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child protective behaviors.

Upcoming Training Dates:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Open to the Public- No Fee- Limited Seating

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