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Wanted: Caring adults to learn signs, curb abuse

By Scotta Callister

The Enterprise

When it comes to preventing child sexual abuse, Kathie Collins believes every caring adult can play a role.

That’s why Collins, executive director of Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery, is encouraging adults throughout Malheur County to take a short, one-time training to help them ensure children in their communities are safe.

“Everybody has a child in their lives who is precious to them, whether it’s their child, a grandchild, a niece, a neighbor – We want those folks to say, yes, I want to give up 2-1/2 hours of my life to learn about this.”

“This” is the Stewards of Children program that teaches participants how to prevent child sexual abuse, to recognize the signs of abuse, and to react responsibly to help children.

The Ontario-based Relief Nursery is offering the training to groups across the county. Participants don . . .