Prevention Promoters Speakers Bureau
One of the best ways to gain understanding of what it's like to experience something you yourself have never been through is to hear someone who has had that experience talk about it. Hearing personal stories of parents and volunteers has a unique kind of impact; it's very effective in making the audience think, I have the power to prevent child abuse.
By the same token, another very effective way of really getting the point across to somebody is to have an expert, board member or an authority present information about prevention. For example, a group of new moms may be more interested in what a pediatrician has to say than they would be in the views of a layperson.
Speakers can narrow the gap between talking about something and fully understanding it. For this reason, the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign in Colorado is building a speakers bureau program to promote strengthening families in the community and understanding of how everyone can prevent child maltreatment. Engaging extroverts who would like to join the Prevention Promoters Speakers Bureau should attend a 2 hour training.
Speakers Bureau training offers volunteers, nonprofit board members and leaders, and experts and people with lived experiences an opportunity to: