Little Warriors hosts child abuse prevention workshop in Elkford

Elkford hosts child abuse seminar on Sept. 9, which is dedicated to educate people about sexual abuse.

Little Warriors, a nation-wide youth abuse prevention program, is hosting a seminar dedicated to education about sexual abuse. Prevent It! is a three-hour program that informs parents, caregivers and other interested parties about the effects of child abuse and the warning signs.

“It’s a really valuable three hours. A lot of peole are sort of reluctant to give three hours, especially the first week of school,” said Kylie Philpotts, a sexual abuse intervention councilor in the Elk Valley. “I’ve seen a lot of different programs in my 15 years of working with children and just in the time that I have been working as a sexual abuse intervention councillor, and Little Warriors is a top notched program. It’s really good and it’s user friendly and it helps to open lines of communication with children and people who take care of them.”

The event is free to register, although Little Warriors does encourage donations. According to Philpotts, it’s independent an corporate donations that help the program remain free of charge.

Prevent It! will be held on Sept. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Elementary School in Elkford. More information can be found at

http://littlewarriors.ca/prevention/workshop/.