Community-Wide Investment Supports Child Protection Center Program

Funding—including a $300,000 investment from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—will be used to support CPC's Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program.

By Staff February 11, 2020

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Sarasota's Child Protection Center is the recipient of grants from the William & Harriet Sturdevant Memorial Charitable Trust, the Eluned and Edward Russell Charitable Foundation, the Libertore Fund for Children, Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation, the Hurlburt Foundation, the Willson-Wood Foundation, the Harold C. and Jacqueline F. Bladel Foundation, the MSC Foundation and the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, the latter of which has approved a $300,000 grant to CPC to be used over two years. Funding from all parties supports CPC's Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program (PSCA).

The longest-running program of its kind in the state, PSCA includes age-appropriate safety workshops for children that cover topics such as sexual abuse prevention, Internet safety and abduction prevention training. The program also targets parents, caregivers and teachers on positive parenting techniques, identifying abuse, indicators and impacts of sexual abuse, and safe Internet practices. Currently, the program serves students from preschool to high school at 34 schools in Sarasota County.

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