National statistics confirm that 1-in-5 girls and 1-in-10 boys are sexually abused before they reach adulthood, but less than 35% of these sexual assaults are reported to authorities. In response to this alarming find, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino today announced that he will host a parent training seminar from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 in conjunction with the Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect.
“Protecting our Children from Sexual Predators” is aimed at helping parents understand the danger that sexual predators pose, as well as ways to protect children.
“Too often in the news today, we hear about a child who falls prey to a sexual predator. It is our duty and right as parents to protect our children. This seminar is an important step in learning about potential threats and tips on how to keep our children safe,” Saladino noted.
The seminar will focus on several key components of protecting children:
- How to protect children against sexual predators
- How to keep children safe on the Internet
- “Megan’s Law”
- The state Sex Offender Registry
- An update on Assemblyman Saladino’s legislation to fight against predators
In addition, participants will hear from a Long Island mother whose daughter was sexually abused by a family member and received counseling, only to be lured over the Internet and abused again.
Assemblyman Saladino, Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect, concerned parents, and community members.
“Protecting Our Children from Sexual Predators” Parent Training Seminar
Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Road
Wednesday, June 28
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.