Advocacy and Education

Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee is committed to leading local and statewide initiatives that educate the public and foster healthy communities where children thrive. We are recognized statewide for our leadership, subject matter expertise, and advocacy for systems and policies that support children and families.  

Join us in our work to help create great childhoods for every child.


Parent Leadership Initiative

The Parent Leadership Tennessee initiative provides parents and practitioners across the state the opportunity to advocate for programs and policies that strengthen families and communities. Using their own unique experiences, parents are informing decisions that impact children and families and transforming community practice.

To learn more about Parent Leadership or nominate someone for the team, click the button below.

Stewards of Children Trainings

This is a training to recognize and address child sexual abuse in the context of today’s issues. Participants will learn the 5 Steps to Protecting our Children, a few action steps, and an understanding that child sexual abuse can be prevented, stopped, and overcome.

  • Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee uses the national distributed Stewards of Children training program which is scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child-protective behaviors. This public education program is taught by Authorized Facilitators who have been trained by Darkness to Light. Topics covered:

    • Facts about the problem of child sexual abuse

    • Types of situations in which abuse might occur

    • Simple, effective strategies for protecting children

    • How to talk to children about sexual abuse

    • Signs of abuse

    • How to respond responsibly to child sexual abuse

Interested in hosting a Stewards of Children training? Fill out a training request, and we will contact you with more information. 

Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention

  • Designed to educate parents before or shortly after the birth of their baby, the Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Project is a training program that can be used in a variety of settings.

  • To find out more about the Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program in Tennessee, contact Jennifer Vaida at 615-383-0994 or email her at


We offer free trainings for adults and professionals on many topics.  We are committed to providing training tailored to your needs and interests.