Training and education are vitally important and key to reducing and/or preventing child sex abuse, commercial sexual exploitation of children and sex trafficking.
We offer a variety of training and work in collaboration with a number of organizations and individuals to ensure that any training delivered is evidence-based, proven effective and provides an experiential voice.
Participants leave our training with learning objectives met or exceeded and with actionable knowledge and skills that they can put to use immediately.
We are happy to work with you to customize a session to suit the needs of your group or organization.
The survivors voice is ALWAYS heard.
CHILD SEX ABUSE PREVENTION TRAINING AND EDUCATION:
We deliver Stewards of Children© child sex abuse prevention training to organizations and groups via trained volunteer facilitators.
Organizations can also contact us to develop customized training that best suits their needs.
“We would like to thank Voice Found for the tremendous work they did developing child sex abuse training, tailored to our program and our needs. For the first time in many, many years, our volunteers had the tools and got the proper training to help them. Cynthia came personally to deliver the training and was able to add concrete examples that helped our volunteers aligned with our Prevention of Child Abuse Policy. We are happy to say that Voice Found is an important partner to Forum for Young Canadians and that we cherish our relationship with Cynthia and the organization.” Marie-Michèle Laferrière, Executive Director, Forum for Young Canadians
SEX TRAFFICKING TRAINING AND EDUCATION:
We offer a number of educational offerings on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and trafficking of adults including the following;
- Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
- Introductory Human Trafficking 101 training (1/2 day, full day)
- “What I Need” – Victim Services and Case Management for Frontline Workers
- Health frontline workers training specifically with addictions/sexual assault and red flags
Organizations can also contact us to develop and deliver customized training that best suits their needs.
As professionals with lived-experience, we are often asked to speak to a variety of audiences. We are known for our ability to share our experiences in ways that educate and inspire others. Authentic, engaging and always with a goal to exceed expectations.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
“Through her heartfelt, personal account, Cynthia Bland quickly connects with her audience on both a personal and emotional level. Her personal story as a child sexual abuse survivor provides hope and courage, and her experiences provide practical and effective strategies that can be used to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. Cynthia’s openness, honesty, strength, and resolve resonate with a range of audiences that include youth, adults, survivors, offenders and anyone interested in learning about how to protect children and youth from sexual abuse. Her passion engages the heart and the mind, while her authenticity creates a supportive and safe environment that allows audiences to connect with each other in their own way.
Cynthia was able to channel the pain, loss, and trauma that she endured throughout her life to the creation of an organization that strives to protect children. Her journey to and after disclosure, led to the founding of Voice Found and The Hope Found Project, an organization she has dedicated her time, energy and life to. Her story and training instill hope in others, and they serves as a constant reminder that help, healing and hope is not only possible, but can lead to remarkable outcomes.” Sue Peterkova, Health Promotion Specialist, Government of Nunavut