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Safeguards for Kids Tour – Tampa

August 17 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Opportunities to win raffle prizes including multiple $500 SeaWorld gift cards!* Free resources!

1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18. What can Christians do to change these disturbing facts?

Julie Lowe argues that Christians must lead the way in prevention and response measures to keep kids safe and to respond with the hope of the gospel. Julie is a licensed professional counselor who brings over twenty years of counseling experience to help equip parents to become aware of this issue, and equip their children to recognize, respond, and report immoral behavior from an adult.

Safeguards 4 Kids will help parents and caregivers to have wisdom and discernment in parenting, and will teach them how to have age-appropriate conversations with their kids about abuse and threats. In addition to Julie’s presentation, we will also have mini-talks addressing human trafficking and internet safety for kids.

Join us, so that you can safeguard your kids and equip them with the wisdom necessary to navigate a fallen world.

Childcare is not provided at this event. With the exception of nursing infants, children are not permitted due to PG content and limited capacity.

*Must be present to win. Excludes virtual events.

Julie Lowe

is a former faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF). She holds an MA in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. She is a licensed professional counselor with over twenty-two years of counseling experience. She has extensive experience with marriage, women’s issues, sexual abuse, body image issues, parenting, and child maltreatment issues, and regularly speaks on these topics. Julie is a registered play therapist and has developed a play therapy office and resources to serve families and youth. She is trained in leading mandated reporter trainings and provides numerous trainings on child sexual abuse. Julie has a registered therapy dog that she works with both professionally and on a volunteer basis. Visit https://julielowe.org.

Human Trafficking

Human sex trafficking is the exploitation of a person for profit and the trauma it leaves in its wake is devastating. There are many myths associated with human trafficking and those myths distract us from what is really happening to our children right under our noses.  Every day in almost every city in America children are being sold for sex and we can stop it. In this session you will learn what human trafficking looks like in our country and what our response should be. You  We will cover ways to protect children and wrap around those in our communities with specific vulnerabilities. Ending sex trafficking is possible and it all starts with education.

Online Safety

Like any tool, the internet and our digital devices can be used for good and ill. Parents and caregivers should be on the front lines to protect children and youth from online threats and exploitation. Learn how to stay alert to virtual dangers and how to put measures in place to keep kids safe online.

Teach safety, supervise young children, review games and apps, adjust privacy settings, warn about online dangers, be alert to signs of abuse, identify safe adults, report incidents to the authorities.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Safeguards

Because children are vulnerable, they need to be protected. After more than two decades as a family counselor, Julie Lowe has seen how important it is to help parents and caregivers think wisely and biblically about the dangers children face. Instead of living in fear or denial, parents and caregivers can equip children to assess people and situations and model for them how to live by faith in a world where evil exists.

Lowe helps parents and caregivers teach the safety skills that will help protect their children from mistreatment, unsafe situations, violence, bullying, cyber-crimes, predatory behavior, sexting, abuse, and other kinds of danger that they might encounter. The safety skills that are needed at every stage—preschool, elementary-age, teens, and college-bound—are discussed and applied in an age-appropriate way.

Safeguards provides tools, skills, and resources to help when faced with uncomfortable, challenging, or dangerous situations. Instead of growing more anxious, parents and caregivers can grow in a biblical understanding of the type of dangers and issues children and young people might face, learn how to instill confidence and conviction in responding to new or fearful situations, and distinguish safe vs. unsafe people and situations.

5101 Bayshore Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33611 United States
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