My Name is Deborah J Watson, I am a freelance training consultant and life long student of psychology currently continuing with study at the University of Cumbria. I am a member of the British Psychological Society and am extremely passionate about preventing the sexual abuse of children.
S.T.A.N.D is a unique child abuse prevention model unlike any other which recognises that it is parents themselves who are often the target of would-be abusers who aim to penetrate families in order to abuse. As parents we are the first and often only line of defense in protecting our children – S.T.A.N.D provides awarness, advice and support for parents & caregivers.
Despite S.T.A.N.D being acknowledged as a vitally important and useful model in the work towards prevention, there is currently no funding available to deliver workshops to parents across the UK. Therefore, with your help, If I am able to raise enough funds, my intention is to travel around the UK delivering S.T.A.N.D prevention to parents, caregivers and charitable organisations to ensure the lessons we have learned in recent times regarding child abuse, along with lessons learned from the horrific ordeals of the adult survivors who contributed to S.T.A.N.D, are put to use as prevention aiming to protect ALL our children in the future.
It is not only the police, or the government, or even the NSPCC and other childrens charities who will prevent the sexual abuse of children in the future; it is YOU AND I! Every parent in every community across the UK!
Reviews About S.T.A.N.D
‘Excellent, powerful and thought-provoking’
‘Prevention is key to stopping the sexual abuse of children, S.T.A.N.D makes a very useful contribution to this work’
With the funds pledged from crowd funding, the aim is to deliver S.T.A.N.D prevention workshops to parents, caregivers and organisations across the UK.
Myself and one other, will be delivering workshops & training other trainers who will then deliver S.T.A.N.D within their own communities for the protection of children and families, your money will pay for training materials, venue hire & fuel costs as we deliver these workshops in communities across the UK free of charge.
We will happily advertise company logos on our vehicle & training materials, any business willing to back us.
S.T.A.N.D is a really worthwhile project, which I am extremely passionate about it, head, heart & soul. Reviews of S.T.A.N.D are positive, as they too agree that prevention is key and that S.T.A.N.D makes a very useful contribution to prevention – that has to be good enough!
If S.T.A.N.D prevents just one child; one family from the horrific ordeal and aftermath of sexual abuse, it has to be worth.
I am confident S.T.A.N.D awareness will prevent so many more! I hope this is a project you can believe it and support.
‘It is far easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men’ (Fredrick Douglass)