Grandparents: Sabiduria y Amor

New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Inc.
R2 2017-2018 $45,000

New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Inc. in Albuquerque, NM created the Sabiduría y Amor Project, drawing upon the strengths of grandparents as advocates for vulnerable children who are particularly at risk for childhood sexual abuse.

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  • Communities

    Communities of color Grandparents Immigrant/Refugee Latinx Men Survivors Women
  • Products

    Curriculum: Participant curriculum. (Proprietary information) Contact NMCSAP
    Curriculum: Peer trainer curriculum (Proprietary information) Contact NMCSAP
    Language access: English and Spanish Contact NMCSAP
  • System

    Advocacy/rape crisis Therapeutic/mental health
  • Level



  • Enhance Partnerships

    Enhance Partnerships

    Partnered with a state Representative, community leaders, as well as South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center.

  • Build Champions

    Build Champions

    Train-the-trainer model reached 12 peers-leaders.

  • Provide Resources

    Provide Resources

    Provided mentoring to ensure 100% completed the training as well as leveraged significant recruitment and community-building.

  • Educate & Train

    Educate & Train

    Curriculums were adaptated with permission from the "Where We Live" curriculum and from Stop It Now! resources. The training program was presented in 2 sessions using discussion, video, powerpoint and child-centered homework activities. 12 peers were trained who then presented 8 workshops totaling 37 people.

  • Measure Impact

    Measure Impact

    An informal needs assessment helped shape the program. A screening survey that assessed knowledge and behavior change was developed and employed as an evaluation method. The evaluation of the program showed marked improvement in knowledge, willingness to act, and commitment to act to protect children from sexual abuse.