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A Commitment to the Community

Mary Lee’s House is dedicated to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Prevention and intervention start with a foundation of community outreach and education programs. These trainings are designed to reach individuals, groups, or professionals interested in the safety and well-being of children.

Please contact for additional information regarding program dates and availability.

Mandatory Reporter Training: In partnership with the Department of Children and Families and led by the Florida Abuse Hotline, the Mandatory Reporter training reviews how to identify risk factors of child abuse, what occurs once a call has been made to the hotline and how cases are handled through the Child Protection Investigation Department.

First Responder Training: Offered by the Child Advocacy Center, this presentation provides tips, techniques, examples, and guidelines on how to conduct an initial interview with a child. The presentation focuses on Child Sexual Abuse allegations and is tailored specifically to Law Enforcement and Child Protective Investigators.

Darkness to Light Stewards of Children: This prevention training program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The 3-hour program led by the Child Advocacy Center is designed for individuals and organizations that serve youth, such as schools, churches, and daycares. View the training schedule and registration flyer.

Safe Baby Training: This one hour workshop offered by Healthy Start Coalition teaches how to keep your baby safe from the top three preventable causes of infant death. The training aims to teach parents how to choose a safe caregiver for their children, prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome, and promote safe sleep. The ultimate goal is to prevent infant mortality and protect our community’s children.

Every child deserves a safe haven. Join us in the fight against child abuse and the care of its innocent victims.