"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Ghandi

95% of Sexual Abuse is Preventable through education per the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute

Learn how to Predict, Prevent and React to Child Sexual Abuse

"The children most at risk of being sexually abused by these groomers are the children surrounded by adults who cannot stomach learning about child sexual abuse. Child molesters deliberately associate with adults who cannot address these issues. They seek out adults who worry about hurting people's feelings. They charm adults who do not believe it could happen." From the book, The Socially Skilled Child Molester, by Carla van Dam PhD, leading clinical and forensic psychologist.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training (English and Spanish) for:

  • Children and Teens - age appropriate curriculum, includes training bullying and self-esteem issues
  • College Students
  • Parents - private groups and public workshops
  • Churches
  • Youth Serving Organizations - standard or customized training for organizations
    • School Districts
    • Charter Schools
    • Camp
    • After school programs
    • Sports clubs
    • Theater programs
  • Businesses that cater to children and families
    • Amusement parks
    • Zoo
    • Chuck E. Cheese
    • Laser Tag Facilities
  • Annual Conferences - I can speak on the topic or provide group training
    • For Educators
    • For Charter Schools
    • For Law Enforcement
    • For Non-Profits & Youth Serving Organizations

I am a Certified Facilitator of Darkness To Light Stewards of Children® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training. In addition to the Darkness to Light training, I incorporate training from a wide range of organizations and resources to provide comprehensive and in-depth training and information that is specific to your need and yet relevant to anyone. 

Please email savekids@educatetoeliminate.com, for a list of all workshops or to schedule one for your group.

 

This training is a game changer. I attended this training hoping to learn about how to spot a child predator. Instead what I learned is the framework I can put in place to not have to spot a child predator. Setting boundaries has changed my life and allowed me to live in less fear about my daughter. I also took steps to set boundaries around a family member that makes me suspicious. I feel more empowered and educated about this issue. I also learned important techniques on how to speak to my daughter about her body. Christy has not only the statistics, but the tools and action you can implement in your own life. This training way exceeded my expectations and should be mandatory for parents and educators.
— Amanda Allen, Attorney and Mother
I was pretty stunned after this training. I feel like I’m so vigilant and informed. But I could barely breathe by the end of it. It’s just unbelievable how much you can think you know but don’t. And it’s really hard to know exactly how to approach things with your kids. But it’s something we should talk about more often.
— Nichole MacDonald, mother
I recently attended Christy Heiskala’s training on Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. It was an “eye opener”! Her group training workshop covered some alarming stats about child sexual abuse. I realized that “stranger danger” is not so much a worry as people you know and trust may be. The training incorporated education and insights from Christy, an informative video which included interviews from victims and group discussions. The effects of sexual abuse can be so damaging to victims throughout their whole life. I never want this to happen to my child, or any child for that matter. I walked away from Christy’s training with a clear view of how I can prevent this from happening to my daughter and have an awareness of child predator behaviors (since most offenders of children are someone we know). A helpful workbook was also included for us to take home. I now have policies and procedures in place to prevent sexual abuse from happening to my child and others. Thank you for your passion and dedication to this cause Christy!
— Lisa Marie Rowell
Very informative. It’s heart breaking but the statistics don’t lie; it happens. This class helps you to watch out for signs and helps educate your children as well.
— Yuleni