Cuesta College to hold child abuse prevention program

A bird's-eye view of Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.
A bird's-eye view of Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

A child abuse prevention program will be held at Cuesta College on Friday to provide practical information on enhancing the health and well-being of children.

The annual Child Abuse Prevention Academy is a partnership between the college, the Center for Family Strengthening and the Community Counseling Center. The featured guest speaker is Dr. Nisha Abdul Cader, a board certified child abuse pediatrician.

The program will cover topics including adverse childhood effects study, recognizing the five protective factors, prenatal substance use and the impact on the developing child, and parent education resources.

Academy attendees receive a certificate of participation.

Also on the agenda are a taco bar social and other presenters from Parent Connection and RISE.

The program will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cuesta College campus auditorium in San Luis Obispo. There is a $10 registration fee for community members or providers and no fee for students. Free parking is available in Lot 2.

For information and to register, go to www.cfsslo.org.