Grandparents: Sabiduria y Amor
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.
CommunitiesCommunities of color Grandparents Immigrant/Refugee Latinx Men Survivors Women
ProductsCurriculum: Participant curriculum. (Proprietary information) Contact NMCSAP
Curriculum: Peer trainer curriculum (Proprietary information) Contact NMCSAP
Language access: English and Spanish Contact NMCSAP
SystemAdvocacy/rape crisis Therapeutic/mental health
Partnered with a state Representative, community leaders, as well as South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center.
Train-the-trainer model reached 12 peers-leaders.
Provided mentoring to ensure 100% completed the training as well as leveraged significant recruitment and community-building.
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.
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.