DA’s Office offers free child abuse prevention training

Charlotte Fabian The Chester County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) announces free child abuse prevention classes under the guidance of Charlotte Fabian, the new County Coordinator in charge of the Stewards of Children programs. Stewards of Children is a child sexual abuse prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The...

Coatesville police continue to deepen bond with community through training, engagement

Coatesville Police Corporal Brenden Boyle tickets a city youngster for good behavior, as part of the department’s community outreach program. COATESVILLE — As calls for police reform and sensitivity training have become a nationwide outcry, the City of Coatesville Police Department has taken an existing community engagement initiative a step further by blending time-tested training with new...

County’s 1st Crisis Intervention Team class graduates

All 28 graduates from Chester County’s first Crisis Intervention Team training class, along with trainers and supporters. WEST CHESTER — Twenty-eight local law enforcement officers graduated from Chester County’s first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training class on Friday, April 28 at the West Goshen municipal building. The officers completed the intensive, 40-hour training, which has been...

Local students trained in suicide prevention

WEST CHESTER — On the morning of October 19, the entire ninth grade class in the West Chester Area School District was trained in the suicide prevention program called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). Designed much like CPR or the Heimlich Maneuver, QPR is a nationally acclaimed program that teaches participants how to recognize warning signs of a suicidal crisis and how help.   ...

County Cup wins national recognition

Representatives from the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) joined Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell in accepting the National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award for Employment and Training at NACo’s annual conference in Long Beach, California. Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Jacalyn Auris and Mr. R. Scot Semple from the CCIU, County Commissioner Terence...

FIRST Lego League seeks new coaches for upcoming season

Interested adults should attend the training on August 22 FIRST encourages students to explore science and technology. EXTON – The Chester County Library and District Center will hold a New Coaches Training Session for Jr. FIRST* Lego League (FLL) and FLL on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Struble Room. Anyone interested in being a Jr. FLL or FLL coach in the upcoming...