Outreach & Education

Outreach & Education

Internships

Interns are a key component to helping Ginnie’s House build a safe, child-friendly environment that protects children. Our different internship programs allow students to work with Ginnie’s House in a variety of ways; by assisting our professionals; with community outreach and education; and helping to coordinate and promote fundraising efforts.

For a successful internship, the needs of both the student and Ginnie’s House must be met. Communication between the student, Ginnie’s House and the Field Supervisor is essential. We offer both clinical and macro undergraduate internships, and some postgraduate internships:

  • Clinical social work students will be supervised by the Child and Family Therapists and will be able to assist with intake, treatment planning, evaluations, and observe individual and group sessions.
  • Macro students will be active with community education events, with conference development, fundraising and general non-profit structure and management.

Ginnie’s House accepts up to two undergraduate or graduate interns at a time. If the needs of all parties appear to be met, the application process can begin with completing an application and submitting it to Ginnie’s House.

We look forward to helping you complete a successful internship and to your assistance at Ginnie’s House.

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Professional Education

The Professional Education Program conducts and/or coordinates professional presentations to local hospitals, police departments, child protection offices, social service agencies, schools, and community organizations to help raise awareness about child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, Ginnie’s House and the resources available throughout Sussex County.

If you are interested in The Professional Education Program, please contact:

Mary Dolan
Email | 973-222-1665

Darkness to Light’s Stewards for Children

Ginnie’s House is proud to offer the Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children  training. Three members of staff are certified facilitators of the D2L program, and, through grant funding, we are able to provide this important training free of charge. The two-hour Facilitated Group Training can be scheduled by contacting:

Mary Dolan
| 973-222-1665

or by contacting Rhona Beadle at 973-579-0770

This training is developed on the premise that ending sexual abuse takes a cooperative, community effort. When we prevent child sexual abuse, we address a root cause of social problems like violent crime, homelessness, teen pregnancy, health problems, and substance abuse. In taking the training and helping to prevent sexual abuse you will be joining with us to contribute to a healthier and happier community. Take the training and learn the 5 Steps to making a difference to protecting our children.

Some people taking the training are survivors of child sexual abuse. We hope that this training is affirming and empowering, and, if you have not already sought professional help, we encourage you to do so.

Some taking this training may be (or have) sexually abusing a child, breaking safe boundaries, or thinking about children in ways that are sexual. It is important that you seek help or request a referral.

Stewards for Children

Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Video

Watch our video describing:

  • The types of abuse; their signs and symptoms
  • How to react to disclosure and how to report it
  • What to anticipate following the reporting of abuse

Please, be sure to complete the survey after you have viewed the video!

Schedule a Presentation

To schedule a presentation for your agency, please contact:

Mary Dolan
Community Educator
| 973-222-1665

The Facts on Child Abuse

From the National Child Abuse Statistics

10 seconds

A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.

Between 4 and 7

The number of children that die every day as a result of child abuse.

> 90%:

The percentage of juvenile sexual abuse victims that know their perpetrator in some way.

25%

Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy.

About 30%

The percentage of abused and neglected children that will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.

$124 Billion

The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2008.

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