Prevention & Education

Children’s Center is a leader in Clackamas County’s effort to keep children healthy, happy and safe. As a trusted resource on issues of abuse intervention and prevention for communities, our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, forensic interviewers, mental health providers, educators, and trained volunteers work alongside community partners to increase awareness of child abuse and provide professionals, caregivers, and families with the knowledge and helpful tools they need to help keep children safe.

prevention and education resources

Our multidisciplinary team offers the following prevention and education resources (in English and Spanish) for preventing and addressing child maltreatment.

Stewards of Children®

In partnership with The Ford Family Foundation’s Protect Our Children statewide initiative, Children’s Center is working to end child sexual abuse in Clackamas County by offering Darkness to Light’s research-informed Stewards of Children® prevention training. Our team of bilingual and bicultural certified facilitators offer Darkness to Light’s nationally-recognized Stewards of Children® training to individuals and groups, teaching practical steps to prevent, recognize and respond responsibly to sexual abuse.

Presentations, Trainings & Consultations

Understanding childhood trauma empowers professionals, caregivers and families to be the trusted adults that every child needs. Children’s Center provides presentations, trainings and consultations by request on a variety of topics related to child maltreatment and abuse prevention. Our staff also takes part in national and regional conferences, including the annual Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit hosted by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

Community Engagement

Connecting as a community strengthens our collective effort to build a better world for children. Every month, we host and participate in community events, networking, and roundtable discussions to build rapport with our diverse communities, understanding their needs and assessing how our services and programs can make a difference. We strongly encourage individuals and institutions to learn more about Children’s Center by touring our facilities to experience an assessment through a child’s eyes and share your story with our team.

Presentation Topics

• Child sexual abuse prevention
• Understanding trauma and its impacts on children
• Recognizing signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect
• Responding to abuse as a mandatory reporter or bystander
• Services and programs of Children’s Center

Contact Us

For more information about our engagements or to request a presentation, please contact Prevention, Education and Partnerships Manager, Sara Taggart at (503) 655-7725 or