Introducing….For Parents!

If you’re a parent, chances are that you’ve wondered how to talk to your children about complicated topics like sexual abuse, dating violence, online safety and more. At Blackburn Center, we recognize that talking about these issues with your children can be challenging — and we are here to help!

Through our school-based outreach programs, we educate thousands of school-aged children in Westmoreland County. These sessions cover a variety of topics, from bullying to harassment to internet safety and domestic and sexual violence, with programs adapted for each age level. Many of the materials used are now available on the For Parents page on our website. If your child has recently attended or is about to attend a Blackburn Center educational program, you can use this information to continue talking to your child about these subjects. These materials can also be used by home educators or parents whose children haven’t attended one of our programs; it’s a great way to start the conversation!

Child sexual abuse is sadly still common in our society, as is teen dating violence and other forms of abuse such as sexual harassment and bullying. It is critically important that we educate ourselves and our children about these issues, so that one day, we can stop the violence. So, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends — anyone with a child in their lives — please take advantage of this great new resource and help to keep your kids safe!

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Since 1976, Blackburn Center has been providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and other types of violence and crime in Westmoreland County, and presenting education programs across this community.  You can learn more about types of abuse, our services, or ways to get help if you are a victim of violence or crime.  All of our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL, and can be ANONYMOUS.


The official registration and financial information of Blackburn Center  may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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