With recent news of child abuse hitting the airways across the country, Phoenix Children's Hospital will host a free Stewards of Children child abuse prevention class on Jan. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Rosenberg Medical Plaza, Cohen Conference Center, 1920 E. Cambridge Road, located on the Phoenix Children's Hospital main campus.

Stewards of Children is a three-hour workshop designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse, and emphasizes child safety as an adult's responsibility. The training is free and open to the public. Parents, youth sports organizations, coaches, camp counselors, youth service organizations, teachers, school personnel and faith centers are encouraged to attend. Stewards of Children facilitates discussion about the incidence and consequences of abuse, and presents information about child protection policies and reporting mandates. The training includes an interactive workbook and companion brochure, 7 Steps to Protecting Our Children.

Participants are strongly encouraged to register by Jan. 5 online at http://action.phoenixchildrens.com/site/Calendar?id=106011&view=Detail.

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